Gaggle of Jews Demand UC Regents Adopt New Definition Of "Anti-Semitism" To Include Anti-Zionism
By Martin Hill
September 14, 2015



On Wednesday the University of California Board of Regents will meet to discuss adopting a new definition of anti-semitism. The media is saturated with op-eds demanding this expanded definition of 'anti-semitism' to include hateful anti-Zionism.

The Board is going to vote on whether to adopt this new crazy definition of 'anti-semitism'. Their official website states:

Contacting the Regents
By email
Members of the public are welcome to share concerns or views with the Board by email:
Emails received will be included in the Secretary's report of communications to the Board at its next regularly scheduled meeting.

Every email will not be responded to individually; however, emails will be shared with Regents and, when appropriate, forwarded to appropriate University administrative offices.

Members of the public are welcome to submit written comments regarding items on the agenda of the Board of Regents or its committees.

Here is a sampling of some top news stories today- obviously an orchestrated propaganda effort to pressure the UC regents to 'make the right move.'

(For the record, here is the U.S. State Department Official Definition of 'Anti-Semitism' - (Wow.).]

Ron Dolinsky: California universities must define anti-Semitism

"Recent anti-Semitic events on university campuses in California have run the gamut from threats and intimidation by faculty and students, to graffiti scrawled on the UC-Berkeley campus which read: "Zionist should be sent to the gas chamber," creating an atmosphere of fear among Jewish students to the extent that they no longer feel that they can wear symbols of their religion for fear of attack.

While anti-Semitism isn't new, it is now regularly cloaked in a guise of anti-Israel sentiment, which makes it much easier to freely threaten and intimidate Jews in the name of political discourse. Until now, the California Board of Regents, which governs University of California campuses, has not adopted any working definition of anti-Semitism, making it almost impossible to monitor or combat. This sad reality has led to the formation of a coalition of over 30 religious and communal organizations to demand that the California Board of Regents adopt the U.S. State Department's official definition of anti-Semitism, which includes certain types of anti-Zionism, rather than a vague, general statement about intolerance.

... Every single Jew alive today is the survivor of an ongoing movement of systematic genocide. Institutions of higher learning have a responsibility to their students to ensure that civil discourse is the order of the day, and attempts to disrupt, intimidate, and denigrate should be dealt with by the code of conduct of the institution. Most of all, Jewish students should have exactly the same legal rights as all others. There should be no reluctance whatsoever on the part of any state or local government, Board of Regents, or college to adopt the U.S. State Department's definition of anti-Semitism. On Wednesday, the California Board of Regents will meet to vote on adopting a definition for anti-Semitism. Anything short of the official US State department definition will be a slap in the face of the Jewish community and a triumph for hatred.

The Press Enterprise: LETTERS: Don't ignore anti-Semitism Re: "Anti-Semitism at colleges threat to all" [Opinion, Sept. 5]: Rabbi Suzanne Singer's article on anti-Semitic activities on UC campuses (as well as campuses throughout the U.S. and Canada) needs to be read.
...What is going on is outright anti-Semitism, plain and simple. How it's been allowed to spread so easily and virulently is frightening, not just for Jews, but for everyone who values truth and freedom. Hatred is hatred. And while most people don't admit to it, too many are silent when they hear it.

San Francisco Chronicle: Why UC should adopt Anti-Semitism definition

Anti-Semitism is the world's oldest hatred. Even today, the Uniform Crime Reports show that more than 60 percent of religious hate crimes are directed against Jews. Criticism of Israel is protected speech, but a definition of anti-Semitism provides the teaching moment that universities are supposed to embrace. Universities capture such a moment when hate speech is directed at other groups. It should do so for Jewish students as well.

...Anti-Zionist organizations, which all too often have crossed the line from criticism of the Jewish state to anti-Semitism, argue that the proposal would violate their right to criticize Israeli policies. This is nonsense. Criticism of Israeli policies can be heard in any coffeehouse in Tel Aviv or in any Hillel lounge. ...If the University of California adopts the State Department definition of anti-Semitism, then it will codify a cultural norm that identifies anti-Semitism. It will not supersede the First Amendment.
..If the UC Regents embrace this policy, they will be taking a stand against the perpetuation on campus of the world's oldest hatred and saying, "You have a right to engage in this kind of speech, but maybe you should exercise the common sense and decency to take this discourse to a higher level."

National Survey of U.S. Jewish College Students Shows High Rate of Anti-Semitism on Campuses

Trinity Researchers Issue Report Jointly with Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law
HARTFORD, Conn., February 23, 2015 - More than half of 1,157 self-identified Jewish students at 55 campuses nationwide who took part in an online survey reported having been subjected to or having witnessed anti-Semitism on their campuses, according to a new report issued jointly by Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut) and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (Washington, D.C.).

...Kosmin and Keysar pointed out that, historically, the most likely targets of anti-Semitism in the general population have been Orthodox Jewish males, who tend to be easily identified by perpetrators. However, this tendency does not seem to be the case on college campuses. Conservative and Reform Jewish students are more likely than Orthodox students to report being victims. Membership in a Jewish campus organization also raises the likelihood of a student reporting anti-Semitism.

According to Kosmin, "The patterns and high rates of anti-Semitism that were reported were surprising. Rather than being localized to a few campuses or restricted to politically active or religious students, this problem is widespread. Jewish students are subjected to both traditional prejudice and the new political anti-Semitism."

Kosmin and Keysar observed that while anti-Semitism is often linked to anti-Zionism, this survey was undertaken in the spring of 2014, before the summer 2014 conflict in Gaza that led to a worldwide flare-up in anti-Semitism.

Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, every federally funded institution of higher learning has an obligation to ensure equal educational opportunity for its students. Kosmin and Keysar's eye-opening findings should awaken authorities to the need to address campus anti-Semitism much more aggressively, comprehensively, and effectively than they are now doing. Moreover, this report should guide more thoughtful, research-based responses to this problem,' recommended Marcus.
Read the Report here (

Contra Costa Times: Guest commentary: When an obsession with Israel enters the abyss of anti-Semitism

The California Legislature recently took a courageous step and unanimously passed a resolution that "urges each University of California campus to adopt a resolution condemning all forms of anti-Semitism." The frightening rise in anti-Semitism on American college and university campuses has been well-documented. In fact, a study released by Trinity College and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law earlier this year found that 54 percent of Jewish college students experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism on campus this past year.

And a newer study released this summer by Brandeis University found that three-quarters of North American Jewish college students were exposed to anti-Semitism and one-third report having been harassed. In addition, one-quarter of students in the Brandeis University study describe hostility toward Israel on campus as a "fairly" or "very big" problem and nearly one-quarter report having been blamed for Israel's actions simply because they are Jewish.

It is hardly surprising that the University of California -- ground zero for campus-based Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions activity -- provides an unfortunate case study. There has been a huge uptick in anti-Semitic incidents and many are tied directly to anti-Israel BDS campaigns.
...For the UC system to effectively combat anti-Semitism, however, it is imperative for the problem to be correctly defined and understood. Currently it is not. Too often students and faculty cross the line from acceptable criticism and debate about Israel into blatant anti-Semitism. Jewish students report feeling harassed, targeted and discriminated against, regardless of their personal views on Israel.

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