President Trump signs order targeting anti-Semitism at universities

President Trump signs order targeting anti-Semitism at universities

President Trump signed an executive order to prohibit federal funding for colleges and universities that allow anti-Semitism, as anti-Semitic and Muslim terror-fans argue the move is a threat to free speech intended to silence their hate for the Jewish State.

PM Netanyahu welcomed the executive order:  “Thank you, President Trump, for your executive order against discrimination of the Jewish People. Free speech is not carte blanche for Antisemitic attacks on the Jewish People and the State of Israel.”

The order would extend protections against discrimination under the 1964 Civil Rights Act to people subjected to anti-Semitism on college campuses.

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“This is our message to universities: If you want to accept the tremendous amount of federal dollars that you get every year, you must reject anti-Semitism. It’s very simple,” Trump said during a Hanukkah reception at the White House.

“The vile, hate-filled poison of anti-Semitism must be condemned and confronted everywhere and anywhere it appears,” Trump said in a statement.

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“This action makes clear that Title 6 of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits the federal funding of universities and other institutions that engage in discrimination, applies to institutions that traffic in anti-Semitic hate,” Trump said.

Title 6 of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.