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York University on Trial for Legitimizing Anti-Semitic Environment
by Neal Sher
Frontpage Interview's guest today is Neal Sher, an attorney practicing in New York City. He, along with Professor Ed Morgan from the University of Toronto, is presently representing Sammy Katz, a student at York University in Toronto, who has charged York with legitimizing an anti-Jewish environment on campus.
Previously, Sher was the Director the Justice Department's Office of Special Investigations, which investigated and prosecuted Nazi criminals in the U.S. In that capacity, he was responsible for bringing many dozens of prosecutions and for barring former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim from coming to this country. He also served as the National Executive Director of AIPAC and was the President of the American Section of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists.
FP: Neal Sher, welcome back to Frontpage Interview.
So tell us about this case involving Sammy Katz.
Sher: The complaint by Sammy Katz stems from a February 2010 incident at a pro-Israel event held on campus and describes how he was subjected to verbal abuse and a physical assault by persons vehemently hostile to students who support the Jewish state, while campus security failed to intervene or control the volatile situation.
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