As reported on the front page of the New York Times this week, the Zionist Organization of America’s (ZOA)’s years-long battle to fight anti-Semitism on campuses moved one step closer to victory.
When Jewish Rutgers University students were harassed and discriminated against for being pro-Israel, the ZOA (which operates on 120 campuses across America) stood up for Jewish students and fought back with a Civil Rights Action.
Sadly, our efforts were thwarted by the U.S. Department of Education for 7 years. But the ZOA never gave up on students, and now the new head of civil rights at the Education Dept. has reopened our case.
Better yet, as the NY Times reports, this preliminary victory has “put the weight of the federal government behind a definition of anti-Semitism that targets opponents of Zionism, and it explicitly defines Judaism as not only a religion but also an ethnic origin.”
After 7 long years, we are finally on the verge of scoring a major victory over anti-Semitism on U.S. campuses, on behalf of Jewish and pro-Israel students. Please DONATE NOW to help us finish the job.