Chapman University Student Government Passed Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism

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Chapman University student government leaders voted to adopt the State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism, making it the eighth university to do so.

The “Resolution To Condemn Campus Anti-Semitism,” which was approved by a vote of 8-0-3, refers to “overwhelming incidents of anti-Semitism occurring nationwide, locally, and directly on campus,” and commits the student government to “an official stand against anti-Semitism” by adopting the U.S. State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism.

“This resolution asks for Chapman Student Government to adopt the State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism as well as the State Department’s understanding of anti-Semitism relative to Israel,” explained Nicole Newman, president of the school’s Students Supporting Israel chapter. “The Student Government Association [SGA] recognized the Jewish right to self-determination; and considers attempts to undermine these rights, to be a form of bigotry.”