StandWithUs Condemns Embarrassing Display of Ignorance by Illinois Student Government
October 23, 2019
StandWithUs condemns the University of Illinois (UIUC) Student Government (ISG) for passing a disingenuous resolution about antisemitism without consulting the Jewish community or securing their consent. The resolution denies that anti-Zionism is antisemitism, erasing the experiences of Jewish students who have repeatedly experienced antisemitic forms of anti-Zionism on campus. It passed with a vote of 29 in favor, 2 against, and 2 abstaining. READ MORE
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