SCHECHTER | “F*ck Israel” Graffiti Artist: I Know You’re Better Than This

Dear “F*ck Israel” Graffiti Artist,

I believe in the power of free speech: that everyone should have their voice heard. It’s our most profound tool for social change and a privilege of living in America. 

As we all well know, it’s been a tense week on campus. Most recently because of the Jew-threatening hate posts that have been referred to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The eyes of the country are upon our school, with national press coverage building. With the growing tensions across campuses like ours, both Israeli and Palestinian groups have professed their views in different ways, and sometimes worked to intimidate in the process. Your “Fuck Israel” graffiti grabbed my attention in particular. Not because I saw it on a discussion board, but because I saw it in person.