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University of California (UC) Board of Regents Statement of Principles Against Intolerance

In March 2016, after months of efforts on behalf of LDB and other groups to educate the UC Regents on the need to address the problem of anti-Semitism in the UC system, the Regents issued a landmark, "Statement of Principles Against Intolerance." In its introduction, the statement included that, "Anti-Semitism, anti-semitic forms of anti-Zionism and other forms of discrimination have no place at the University of California." Though further clarity may be provided by establishing a uniform definition of anti-Semitism (such as that of the U.S. Department of State, or the “International Working Definition,” also known as the “EUMC Working Definition of Anti-Semitism"), the Regents statement serves as an excellent first step for the University of California, as well an strong example for other university administrators in combating anti-Semitism on their own campuses.

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Over 50% of Jewish American college students report that they experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism on their campuses during the 2013-2014 academic year. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has announced that campus anti-Semitism “is a serious problem which warrants further attention.” Campus anti-Semitism can include subjecting Jewish students to different treatment, harassment, violence or a hostile environment. In some cases, campus anti-Semitism is related to anti-Israel sentiment. In other cases, it is not. For most purposes, we define anti-Semitism according to the U.S. Department of State definition of anti-Semitism. .
 
 
 
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Professor Oren Gross
Professor Oren Gross is the Irving Younger Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School. He was a member of the faculty of the Tel Aviv University Law School in Israel from 1996 to 2002.
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