US Adopts New Definition of Anti-Semitism in Schools

The Fellowship  |  September 14, 2018

US Adopts New Definition of Anti-Semitism in Schools

Those who stand for Israel are shaping American policy in many ways as of late. The latest instance of this, as reported by Politico’s Michael Stratford, is a change in how American schools will now look into anti-Jewish discrimination against students:

The Trump administration is changing how the Education Department investigates allegations of discrimination against Jewish students, backing an approach that is favored by pro-Israel groups but that critics worry will stifle free speech and criticism of Israel on campus…

That definition includes examples in which delegitimizing Israel, or holding it to a double standard not expected of other democratic nations, are deemed anti-Semitic.

That meant the Office for Civil Rights for the first time was using a definition of anti-Semitism that some Jewish activists have long sought as a tool to curb discrimination on campuses…

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