Kylie Broderick is a graduate student at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (UNC) and serves as the managing editor for the online magazine Jadaliyya, which claims ‘Israel’ is an established an apartheid regime on the entire territory of historic Palestine. Broderick has a ‘long history of hostility toward Jews and the Jewish State’ including supporting the ‘antisemitic’ Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, calling for the erasure of the ‘State of Israel and spreading horrific lies and insults about and to Jews’.
Last week students at the UNC which showed up for Broderick’s new class titled “The Conflict Over Israel Palestine” were treated to a one-sided antisemitic hate-fest from a graduate student professor who has been outspoken about her illegal plans. Per Dr. Mark Goldfeder, Esq. the Director of the National Jewish Advocacy Center, Broderick’s new anti-Israel class violates both Federal and State Law
Broderick has been a known antisemite for quite some time. For example, during Israel’s bloody May conflict with the terror group Hamas, Broderick shamefully tweeted “Zionist dirtbags”, similar to the commonly used antisemitic slur “dirty Jew.”
Broderick also promotes the idea that ‘Israel’ has no right to exist. Last month she re-tweeted a comment stating “All of Israel is occupied Palestinian territory” as a response to the Ben & Jerry’s boycott of various sections of the Jewish state.
In 2020 Broderick tweeted about teaching the “2 sides” of the “modern Middle East” but clarified, “by ‘2 sides’ I mean there is only 1 legitimate side – the oppressed – versus imperialist propaganda. I don’t ever want to encourage them [students] to believe there is reason to take on good faith the oppressive ideologies of … Zionists.”
Broderick is also a strong supporter of BDS, a boycott movement that solely singles out Jewish products and businesses. In May she tweeted – “Everyone at UNC has a responsibility to step up for Palestinians & Palestine. Start following #BDS immediately.” A few days later, Broderick made similar comments supportive of BDS in a local paper.
A few days prior to promoting BDS, Broderick obscenely shared a common antisemitic trope of Jews killing just to kill, tweeting – “Palestinians are being murdered for just being alive & bc they’re inconvenient to Israel & its patron, the US imperialist death cult.”
Despite dozens of complaints about Broderick submitted by both concerned students, alumni and various Jewish organizations to UNC Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz, her actions were dismissed. Instead Chancellor Guskiewicz issued a statement of defense for Broderick,outrageously stating students “will benefit from a thoughtful presentation of information relevant to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.”
This isn’t the first time UNC has been under fire for antisemitism on its campus. In 2019 a complaint was filed with the Department of Education (DOE) against the University for allegedly discriminating against Jewish students after the school hosted notorious singer and antisemite Tamer Nafar to perform at an event titled “Conflict Over Gaza”. During the forum, Nafar performed his “antisemitism song” causing nationwide outrage. UNC settled the complaint with the DOE and agreed to “take all steps reasonably designed to ensure that students enrolled in the University are not subjected to a hostile environment”.
Despite Kylie Broderick’s long history of clear bias towards the Jewish people and Jewish State, UNC has decided she is a qualified source to teach a Fall 2021 History class about “The Conflict Over Israel/Palestine”. By allowing Broderick to teach this course, the University is clearly and blatantly violating its agreement with the Department of Education.