Saturday, December 14, 2019

President Trump Is Defending Jewish Students

From The New York Times:
As the poison of anti-Semitism spreads with dangerous violence throughout Europe, the Middle East, and even here at home — most recently in a horrific attack on Tuesday in Jersey City — President Trump is taking meaningful action to crush this evil. 
On Wednesday, the president will sign an executive order to combat the rise of anti-Semitism on American college campuses. As a grandchild of Holocaust survivors, I understand the horrors of anti-Semitism. I could not be more proud of President Trump’s new policy. 
According to the Anti-Defamation League, anti-Semitic incidents have been rising in the United States since 2013. Students, in particular, continue to face anti-Semitic harassment in schools and on college campuses. With Wednesday’s executive order, the president takes crucial action to support and defend Jewish students in the United States. 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. (Read more.)

From The Washington Times:
The audience, which included a few people wearing red yarmulkes with the word “Trump,” cheered its approval. The president also said his action is part of taking a stand against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, or BDS, targeting Israel in legislation that was co-sponsored by 18 Democratic lawmakers earlier this year. “We forcefully condemn this anti-Semitic campaign against the state of Israel and its citizens,” Mr. Trump said. 
Baptist Pastor Robert Jeffress, who attended the event, made an apparent reference to the House impeachment inquiry as he praised the president’s action.“You’re on the right side of God and that’s why you are not going to fail, and we’re going to stand behind you 100%,” he told Mr. Trump
Alan Dershowitz called the order “a game-changer” for turning universities “away from being bastions of hatred and discrimination.” “It will go down in history as one of the most important events in the 2,000-year battle against anti-Semitism,” Mr. Dershowitz told the president. (Read more.

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