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Trump to sign executive order addressing anti-Semitism in US education, namely on campus

"A strong message domestically and around the world against history’s oldest hate at a time of surging anti-Semitism on both sides of the Atlantic"

Executive order to label Judaism as a nationality, so that it would fall under Title VI, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin in programs and activities that receive federally financial assistance.

President Donald Trump speaking at the Israeli-American Council National Summit, December 7, 2019. Photo by Noam Galai/Courtesy IAC.

(December 11, 2019 / JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Wednesday addressing anti-Semitism amid the rise in hatred towards Jews in education in the United States, announced the White House in a call with reporters on Tuesday evening.

The measure is particularly focused on activities on American college campuses, where the anti-Israel BDS movement has taken a hold among students and even faculty.

It would require the U.S. Department of Education to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism in evaluating such incidents on college campuses and at other educational institutions in accordance with the landmark Title VI, enacted as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


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