Jeff Kopstein

This year, [Jeffrey] Kopstein, who directs UC Irvine’s [Center for Jewish Studies], expanded his research to other UC campuses, getting samples of students from administrations at individual schools — except for Berkeley, which refused to participate. His most recent survey happened to be in the field during late September and early October, giving him a before-and-after view of how students responded to the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel and the early days of Israel’s response. As he expected, anti-Israel sentiment rose a lot. What came as a surprise was that antisemitism increased, too.

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