Assault of Jewish student at Temple University

Daniel Vessal, a pro-Israel Jewish student at Temple University, was physically assaulted by a supporter of the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) when Vessal approached SJP’s table at a campus club fair and inquired about some of its positions. The Lawfare Project secured a team of three attorneys to provide pro bono assistance to Vessal in filing criminal charges. The assailant was ultimately ordered by the court to participate in anger management counseling and community service, issue an apology, and pay court costs and supervision fees.

Benjamin Ryberg