Under the broad rubric of “antisemitism,” professionals like doctors, academics, lawyers, and more are finding their online support of Hamas or Palestine is leading to them losing jobs and/or opportunities for advancement, with many law firms and medical institutions creating a “zero tolerance” for “antisemitism,” which includes just supporting Hamas and/or Palestine. The trend is largely supported by the American “right,” even as it continues to resist other forms of “cancel culture.”
Hundreds of law firms warn aspiring lawyers: ‘Zero tolerance’
Academics, doctors, lawyers and others are losing their jobs – and more could find themselves struggling to get hired – due to antisemitic activism.
Since the Oct. 7 Hamas terrorist attack on Israel, many U.S. employers have grown increasingly wary about prejudice and hatred toward Jews. Some have issued warnings, and others have fired employees for making antisemitic remarks online.
“It only makes sense that displaying hatred or animus towards any minority will impact job prospects, because people want a hate-free environment,” Rabbi Yaakov Menken, managing director of the Coalition for Jewish Values, told The College Fix.
In the realm of higher education, several Ivy League leaders have resigned after being criticized for not doing enough to stop antisemitism, most notably Liz Magill, the former president of the University of Pennsylvania.