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Trump to Sign Executive Order Targeting Anti-Semitism on College Campuses

Trump plans to sign an executive order on Wednesday threatening to cut off federal aid to universities that fail to combat anti-Semitism.

Trump will sign an executive order targeting anti-Semitism at universities

A senior administration official said on Tuesday

  • The executive order would extend protection from discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • In order to include people who exposed to anti-Semitism in universities.
  • Finally, the executive order “only explains whether an incident of anti-Semitism falls into the category of violations covered by Article Six”.

Referring to the article of the law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of
  1. Gender
  2. Colour
  3. As well as, Ethnic origin in programs
  4. Activities that obtain federal financial assistance

The Republican president is a strong supporter of Israel

Trump intends to sign the executive order

The Anti-Defamation League, which monitors acts of racism, said:

It recorded 201 anti-Semitic incidents at universities in 2018, compared to 204 incidents the year before.

Trump to Sign Executive Order

The pro-Palestinian boycott movement

The pro-Palestinian boycott movement calling for a boycott of Israel, withdrawing investment from it and imposing sanctions on it.

Because of its policies in

  • West Bank
  • Gaza Strip

Which won support among some university students in the past few years.

However, the movement faced bipartisan booing in Congress and some states passed laws against it.

Some opponents say that:

Eventually, The participation in boycott activities is protected by the American constitutional right to freedom of expression. That legitimate criticism of Israeli policies may be restricted by anti-Semitism claims.

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