The Anti-Defamation League and other Jewish organizations have written to Arne Duncan, the secretary of education, urging him to assure that the Office for Civil Rights protects Jewish students from harassment or intimidation based on their ethnicity or religion. OCR under the Bush administration gave conflicting signs about whether it considered that it had authority to explore such issues. A statement from the ADL said: "ADL has significant concerns about harassment and intimidation of Jewish students on college campuses – including in the context of heated debate over Israel. We believe the Department of Education should use its civil rights enforcement power to investigate and remedy serious incidents in which Jewish students are threatened, harassed, or intimidated to the point where their college experience is impaired."
- Anti-Semitism on Campus
- Reports raise concerns about efforts to suppress pro-Palestinian advocacy on campuses
- Harvard distances itself from student conference some see as calling for elimination of Israel
- Crossing a Line
- Pro-Palestinian student activism heats up, causing campus tensions
- UCLA chancellor criticizes pledge asked of student government candidates
- Much Ado About No Change
- When Is a Non-Boycott a Boycott?
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