For John, BLUF: Anti-Semitism needs to be exposed, wherever it appears. Nothing to see here; just move along.
The University of California has a big campaign against "micro-aggression", but it seems to be showing indifference toward anti-Semitism.
In The San Jose Mercury News is an OpEd by Mr Ron Dolinsky,♠ "UC must adopt clear anti-Semitism definition" Here is the last paragraph:
On Wednesday, the California Board of Regents will meet to vote on adopting a definition for anti-Semitism. Anything short of the official U.S. State Department definition will be a slap in the face of the Jewish community and a triumph for hatred.That is Wednesday, 16 Sept 2015. Today.
Here is the Department of State definition:
The State Department’s core definition is clear: “Anti-Semitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.” The State Department goes on to include the new anti-Semitism in their definition, which is masked as anti-Zionism and includes demonizing, delegitimizing and using a double standard to judge the state of Israel.I think the jump from pogrom to genocide is what distinguished anti-Semitism.
Time for the Regents to do the right thing.
Hat tip to my Middle Brother.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Ron Dolinsky is vice president of Proclaiming Justice to The Nations, a Christian nonprofit organization that works to educate Christians about their Biblical responsibility to defend the Jewish people and Israel. He wrote this article for this newspaper.