The IAC Welcomes UC Regent’s Principles Against Intolerance including that anti-Zionism has “no place at the University of California.”
Today the University of California Regents released its Final Report of the Regents Working Group on Principles Against Intolerance.
Following years of bigotry, discrimination, and sometimes violent acts targeting Israeli and Jewish American students, faculty, and visiting speakers on university campuses, the University of California Regents have released a comprehensive report including sensible and prudent Principles Against Intolerance. Noting that members of UC campus communities have been targeted with bias or prejudice conflating personal identity and heritage with political disputes, the report calls on University leaders to “actively challenge anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination when and wherever they emerge within the University community.” Importantly, the report includes anti-Zionism as a form discrimination which has “no place at the University of California.”
Israeli-American and Jewish American members of UC campus communities have long been subject to a campaign of organized delegitimization undermining our individual identity, demonizing our heritage, and politicizing our culture. This report is strong step in the right direction in our collective effort to combat acts of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism masked as free speech rooted in political expression.
Israeli-Americans in California welcome the work of the UC Regents and look forward to working together collaboratively to ensure our campuses reflect the diversity and inclusiveness of the state of California.