California governor urged to veto bill that would mandate ‘anti-Zionist’ Ethnic Studies courses at CSU schools. By The Algemeiner California Governor Gavin Newsom has been called on by a broad coalition of education, civil rights and religious groups to veto a bill that would make ethnic studies courses a California State University (CSU) graduation requirement…. Read more »
Various organizations and alumni have signed letters imploring UC President Janet Napolitano to enforce existing policies prohibiting ‘the advance of personal interests’ and indoctrination in the classroom.
In response to a newly-released Brandeis University-sponsored report on the growing phenomenon of anti-Semitism and its link to the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, Jewish and pro-Israel students on US campuses are more willing and better organized than ever to fight back.
Anti-Semitic posters have been appearing on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley since a course openly hostile to Israel was first suspended and then permitted to be held this semester as planned.
The course in question — ‘Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis’ — was decried by AMCHA Initiative, a campus watchdog group, as ‘a classic example of anti-Semitic anti-Zionism,’ which contributes to greater hostility toward Jewish and pro-Israel students on campus.
Despite a significant majority of the student body at Stanford University opposing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, anti-Israel student groups are reportedly intending to renew efforts to push through a failed divestment referendum, the Stanford Review reported.
The University of California Board of Regents is getting public input after a proposed policy on intolerance was roundly rejected by Jewish organizations that say it doesn't go far enough to address antisemitism on campuses.
Under pressure from Jewish organizations, members of the University of California's governing board called for an overhaul of a set of principles against intolerance, saying it should explicitly address anti-Semitism.
As Jewish students deal with student governments taking issue with their Judaism, UC Riverside is offering a class cited by watchdog and advocacy groups as meeting the US State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism.