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Round-Up: President Signs Executive Order on Campus Speech and Anti-Semitism

December 12, 2019

President Trump has signed an executive order instructing federal agencies to "consider" a definition of anti-Semitism from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in investigating complaints of discrimination under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The exective order is focused on anti-Semitism on college campuses.

According to Inside Higher Ed, the IHRA definition includes a list of various forms that contemporary anti-Semitism can take. Such forms include “denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor,” or “applying double standards by requiring of it a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation.” The definition states, however, that "criticism of Israel similar to that leveled against any other country cannot be regarded as antisemitic."

Below are news articles on the exective order from across the country:

Trump Signs Order on Campus Anti-Semitism
Inside Higher Ed (December 12, 2019)

Trump Has Signed Orders on Campus Speech and Anti-Semitism. Some Critics See Potential for Conflict.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (December 12, 2019)

Wider Definition of Judaism Is Likely to Aid Crackdown on Colleges
The New York Times (December 12, 2019)

Trump Signs Executive Order to Combat Anti-Semitism on College Campuses
Politico (December 12, 2019)

Trump’s Executive Order on Campus Anti-Semitism, Explained (December 12, 2019)

Amid Criticism, Trump Signs Order Targeting Anti-Semitism at Universities
Reuters (December 12, 2019)

Trump’s Campus Anti-Semitism Order Could Undermine Free Speech - Editorial
The Los Angeles Times (December 12, 2019)

President Signs Executive Order on Campus Speech and Anti-Semitism - Opinion
The New York Times (December 12, 20190