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Fighting Anti-Semitism

I've been doing some work with an organization that fights anti-Semitism, especially on college campuses. I received this email from them today, and thought to pass it on. Hopefully you will sign the petition calling on the UC system to adopt the State Department's definition of anti-Semitism, and then send the info on. 



AMCHA INITIATIVE has launched a push to support a UC Stakeholder petition in support of the University of California Board of Regents adopting the U.S. State Department's definition of anti-Semitism at the upcoming July meeting. Without adopting a formal definition of anti-Semitism that recognizes contemporary examples of anti-Semitism, university leaders across the UC System cannot properly condemn anti-Semitism as it manifests on campuses today.
Unfortunately, an anti-Israel group has decided to create its own UC stakeholder petition specifically against adopting the State Department's definition of anti-Semitism. 
This is no longer only about the UC system. This is a public battle for correctly defining contemporary anti-Semitism. Too often contentious campus-based actions that seek to delegitimize Israel take place; signing this petition is just one small thing that you can do to help stop these anti-Semitic and anti-Israel campaigns. The repercussions for inaction are potentially too great.
In addition to UC President Napolitano endorsing the State Department definition of anti-Semitism, the ADL has written in to the Regents endorsing the adoption of the definition as well (See their letter here:
There is only a month to build up AMCHA's stakeholder petition and round up support for the UC adoption of the State Department definition of anti-Semitism. 
Thank you.





Thank you!


Just signed as a California taxpayer. This is a disturbing trend in higher education with anti-semitism on the rise on university campuses.


Thank you, Margaret.

What's especially scary is how things are twisted and kids are demonized if they don't support the aggressive anti-Israel agenda. Jewish children should not fear wearing their Jewish stars or even identifying as Jewish.

Yesterday's horrific murders in South Carolina show what can happen when racist, bigoted beliefs are not stopped. So sad and disheartening.

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