Virginia AG Calls for University Action on Antisemitism

Miyares slams college leaders' silence on the issue
UVA grounds
University campus Photo credit Matt Demlein, WRVA

Richmond, Va. ( - In a letter addressed to presidents of Virginia colleges and universities, Attorney General Jason Miyares called for an increase in efforts to address antisemitism on campuses.

“Countless Virginia students of Jewish background feel threatened and unsupported in today’s climate on our college campuses,” Miyares said.

He says slogans and chants from protest demonstrators have been met with silence from university leaders and “both agitators and the most vulnerable have noticed.”

The anti-defamation league reports that there has been a 388% increase in incidents of harassment, vandalism, and assault on campuses since the initial attack on Israel on October 7.

The full letter can be read here.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Matt Demlein, WRVA