Following the decision of U.S. President Donald Trump to sign an executive order regarding anti-Semitism, The Jewish Federations of North America made the statement below:
The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) welcomes the new executive order, which adopts the International Holocaust Remembrance Association (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism. The executive order is modeled on language in the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, which has benefited from bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress and formalizes a definition of anti-Semitism that can be used in discrimination cases throughout federal agencies. It bolsters tools that help prevent discrimination on college campuses, which have been hard hit by a near 90% increase in anti-Semitic incidents over the past three years. It is deplorable that Jewish students continue to experience hate and hostility. These new tools are not inconsistent with first amendment protections, which we will continue to uphold and defend.
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