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FIRST ON FOX—Republican Congressman Mike Lawler, R-N.Y., volition present authorities Thursday to prohibit universities that "authorize antisemitic events connected campus" from participating successful pupil indebtedness and assistance programs.
The ‘‘Stop Antisemitism connected College Campuses Act’’ was projected successful effect to a caller arguable CUNY Law School commencement speech, wherever the speaker, pupil Fatima Mousa Mohammed, accused the U.S. military and Israel of "indiscriminate" murder, and asked students to articulation a "revolution" against Zionism, capitalism and racism.
Mohammed said that Israel "continues to indiscriminately rainfall bullets and bombs connected worshipers, murdering the old, the young, attacking adjacent funerals and graveyards" and encourages "lynch mobs to people Palestinian homes and businesses arsenic it imprisons its children."
The code drew bipartisan backlash from progressives similar Bronx Rep. Ritchie Torres, D-N.Y., who called the code "anti-Israel derangement syndrome," and erstwhile New York Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin, who said that payer wealth should beryllium pulled from the assemblage for "raging antisemitism."
Lawler is calling for CUNY to "face stiff penalties if they proceed to fto hatred person a home" done his bill, which would amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to adhd that an instauration cannot "authorize, facilitate, supply backing for, oregon different support" antisemitism.
"No assemblage oregon assemblage should person a azygous dollar of national acquisition backing if they peddle successful the promotion of antisemitism astatine an lawsuit connected their campus." -Mike Lawler, R-N.Y.
"CUNY should beryllium ashamed of itself for allowing this ridiculous antisemitism to permeate connected its campus," helium added. "Stopping antisemitism dormant successful its tracks is captious for supporting our Jewish communities successful New York."
Fatima Mohammed speaks astir destroying the oppressor authorities and blasting instrumentality enforcement arsenic "fascists." (Screenshot/CUNY)
Jeffery Lax, a instrumentality prof astatine the university, told Fox News' Trace Gallagher Wednesday connected "Fox News @ Night," "In my 20 years of doing this, this is the worst, astir disgusting commencement code I've ever heard."
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of New York and New Jersey tweeted, "We are appalled to spot specified an egregious show of hostility toward ‘Zionists’ (which is however galore Jews spot themselves) and Israel successful CUNY Law’s commencement address. This is yet different illustration of the harm Jewish students acquisition connected campus."
The pro-Israel American field radical tracked 18 incidents since 2015 connected CUNY instrumentality schoolhouse field wherever students oregon module spoke retired against Israel.
According to the Jewish Virtual Library, 36 states person adopted laws, enforcement orders, oregon resolutions designed to discourage boycotts against Israel. Many, but not each of these laws person been designed to bounds oregon discourage Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) groups connected assemblage campuses.
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