LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC applauds the Regents of the University of California (UC) for unanimously approving the "Report of the Regents Working Group on Principles Against Intolerance," a new policy against anti-Semitism on UC campuses. In recent years, Jewish students have been threatened by a wave of anti-Semitic incidents across several UC campuses.
"We commend the UC Regents for taking action against hostility toward Jewish students on UC campuses," said Janna Weinstein Smith, Director of AJC Los Angeles, and Sarah Persitz, Director of AJC San Francisco.
"We also applaud the Regents for pointing out that some individuals and groups pursuing a virulently anti-Israel agenda on UC campuses have crossed a threshold into discrimination against Jewish students."
Anti-Semitic incidents have included attempts to oppose candidacies of students seeking to serve in student body governments on account of being Jewish, vandalism of Jewish property with racist insignia, and the use of anti-Semitic tropes and stereotypes against advocates of Israel on campus.
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SOURCE American Jewish Committee