United States / 29-08-2012
California lawmakers denounce antisemitism in colleges
Sacramento, Calif. - The state Assembly on Tuesday approved a resolution noting recent acts of discrimination against Jewish students on college campuses and urging educators to take action to combat antisemitism.
Republican Assemblywoman Linda Halderman, of Fresno, says the problem of antisemitism did not disappear with the end of World War II. She says school officials need to ensure that anti-Jewish prejudice does not take root on their campuses.
Most of the incidents of antisemitism cited in the resolution are related to the Israel-Palestine debate. These include instances of protesters comparing Israeli police to Nazis, and student leaders encouraging the public university system to divest from Israel.
HR35 passed on an anonymous voice vote.