White House Executive Order Makes Clear that Anti-Semitism Is Not to Be Tolerated

(New York Times) Jared Kushner - For the first time, a president is making clear that Title VI of the Civil Rights Act's prohibition against discrimination based on race, color or national origin covers discrimination against Jews. The executive order does not define Jews as a nationality. It merely says that to the extent that Jews are discriminated against for ethnic, racial or national characteristics, they are entitled to protection by the anti-discrimination law. This new order adopts as its definition of anti-Semitism the language put forth in 2016 by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. For example, the alliance defines "the targeting of the state of Israel" and those who deny "the Jewish people their right to self-determination" or those who compare "contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis" as examples of anti-Semitism. The writer is a senior adviser to the president.

2019-12-12 00:00:00

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