UCLA student government passes resolution condemning anti-Semitism

The UCLA seal. Credit: UCLA.

(JNS.org) The Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC) at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism.

The resolution, which was drafted by members of Hillel and the USAC president Avinoam Baral, calls on the student government to fight anti-Semitism and for members of the USAC to attend diversity training and learn about the history of anti-Semitism, the Daily Bruin reported. 

Passed in a 12-0 vote, the measure also condemned recent anti-Semitic incidents at University of California (UC) campuses, including the spray painting of swastikas on the building of the Jewish fraternity AEPi at UC Davis and the questioning of a Jewish applicant for UCLA’s student government on the basis of her religion.

The resolution approved at UCLA follows a similar bill passed in late February at UC Berkeley, whose student government also unanimously voted to condemn anti-Semitism. 

Posted on March 11, 2015 .