Jared Kushner, a former White House senior adviser, and President Trump’s son-in-law, claims Saudi Arabia is a safer place for Jews than college campuses in the United States.
During an appearance on Fox News to discuss the ongoing Israel and Hamas war, the businessman said that in his view, Jewish people would be safer in Saudi Arabia than on college campuses.
Returning from Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦, @jaredkushner says American Jews feel more comfortable there than on college campuses like @Columbia. The Saudis want Israel 🇮🇱 to complete its mission against the terrorists while ensuring safety of innocent Palestinians caught in the middle.… pic.twitter.com/F7HGJ1iUTo
— Avi Kaner ابراهيم אבי (@AviKaner) October 29, 2023
From The New York Post:
“One of the ironies is that, as an American Jew, you’re safer in Saudi Arabia right now than you are on a college campus like Columbia University,” Kushner, who is Jewish, said on “Sunday Morning Futures.”
“They allowed me to speak freely,” Kushner, 42, said of the Saudis after returning from a trip to Saudi Arabia, where he spoke at a conference.
Since Hamas attacked Israel on October 7, there has been a wave of anti-Semitic incidents across the US in which pro-Palestinian protesters take their anger out on Jewish students on campus.
Columbia University was forced to postpone its Giving Day fundraising last week as its campus continues to be roiled in tensions over the conflict in Israel.
Billionaire donor, Leon Cooperman has threatened to cut off funds to the institution over the anti-Israel activity on campus, including by a professor who has called Oct. 7’s deadly Hamas terror assault on Israel “awesome.”
On Wednesday night, Jewish students also were forced to remain inside a library at Cooper Union in New York City until the police arrived while protesters screamed at them from outside.
Some of the Jewish students heard the demonstrators chant, “Globalize the intifada from New York to Gaza!” according to New York City Councilwoman Inna Vernikov (R-Brooklyn).
Jewish students at Cooper Union are in the library as protestors pound on the door.
Listen with sound on. pic.twitter.com/pwYRo5KA9X
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) October 25, 2023
During his time in the Trump administration, Kushner tried to help broker normalization between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
Earlier in the week, he said the Hamas attack was aimed at disrupting talks between Israel and Saudi Arabia.
"When the forces of good are winning, the forces of evil will try to stop them"
— Bloomberg TV (@BloombergTV) October 25, 2023