Conference of Presidents Welcomes Executive Order Adopting IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism

(Conference of Presidents) Arthur Stark, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, said Wednesday: "We welcome the historic executive order to be signed by President Trump today formally adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism and applying it to the Department of Education." "The Jewish community has persistently advocated for the protections this measure provides against Jew-hatred. Jewish students are now included in the groups protected under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, meaning U.S. institutions of higher education risk federal funding if they fail to act against anti-Semitic discrimination on their campuses."

2019-12-12 00:00:00

Full Article


Visit the Daily Alert Archive