University of Cali Rejects Anti-Semitism Resolution

The California State Assembly approved a resolution calling on colleges and universities in the state to combat anti-Semitism on Wednesday, however the University of California says it will not support the resolution.

The symbolic resolution was approved unanimously by the state Assembly on Tuesday, according to the San Fransisco Chronicle – because the resolution says “no public resources will be allowed to be used for any anti-Semitic or any intolerant agitation.” It also calls on the schools to quash campus demonstrations against Israel.

Pro-Palestinian and free speech activists were angered by the resolution, saying it characterizes pro-Palestinian speech as anti-Jewish.

A University of California spokesman told the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday that it would not support the resolution, saying that it violates the First Amendment.


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