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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