Broward College stands with Israel, and we condemn in the strongest possible terms the atrocities committed by the terrorist group Hamas. There is no moral equivalency or two sides here and no space for debate. There is right and wrong. The widespread slaughter, kidnapping, and brutality against civilians, including children and babies, must be condemned. Broward College unequivocally condemns acts of terrorism and aggression against innocent civilians in Israel and laments the loss of life and the atrocities of war impacting the region.

We stand with our students, faculty, staff, families, and friends who are directly affected by the ongoing conflict. We align ourselves with those who seek peace, and we will support their efforts. Broward College takes very seriously any acts of anti-Semitism. Further, we have a long history of teaching our students and the community about the inhumanness of the holocaust. The President of the Jewish Student Union is involved in plans to host a vigil on campus soon in conjunction with Nova Southeastern University. The weeks and months ahead will sometimes feel unbearable; but we will continue to provide a safe environment where acts of discrimination are not tolerated.

Dr. Barbara J. Bryan