Donate Shop Register


StandWithUs applauds South Carolina's Governor Henry McMaster

South Carolina: First State to Codify Definition of Anti-Semitism on July 6, 2018

(Columbia, South Carolina - July 6, 2018) -- StandWithUs applauds South Carolina's Governor Henry McMaster, who signed into law a Proviso which codifies the definition of Anti-Semitism on July 6, 2018


South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster Signs Proviso Into law  (Photo provided by Rep. Alan Clemmons)

A special thanks goes to Representative Alan Clemmons (R), who spear-headed the measure which provides South Carolina colleges with a new rubric to use when deciding if an on-campus crime was motivated by Anti-Semitism. The passing of the proviso, included in the state's budget, makes South Carolina the first state in the Union to adopt a uniform definition of Anti-Semitism.  It is aimed at addressing the alarming spike in Anti-Semitic incidents during the past year. 

Roz Rothstein, CEO of StandWIthUs, an Israel education organization that operates on campuses across the nation, lauded this landmark legislation. "We have seen a marked increase in Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017, according to the ADL. We have not seen a comparable increase in prosecutions for these crimes. Law enforcement and administrators are often left powerless to act because of an unclear definition of what Anti-Semitism is.” The new legislation references the definition of Anti-Semitism as drafted by the U.S. State Department. “We need to define Anti-Semitism in order to defeat it. Thankfully, South Carolina is leading the way,” concludes Rothstein.

The Anti-Semitism proviso does not target speech, only unprotected conduct such as harassment, assault, and vandalism.

About StandWithUs

StandWithUs (SWU) is a seventeen-year-old, international, non-profit Israel education organization. Through university fellowships, high school internships, middle school curricula, conferences, materials, social media, educational films, and missions to Israel, StandWithUs supports people around the world who want to educate their schools and communities about Israel. 

Based in Los Angeles, the organization has chapters throughout the U.S., in Israel, the UK, Canada, and Brazil.  

www.standwithus.com and https://www.facebook.com/StandWithUs  andhttps://www.twitter.com/StandWithUs


Other stories
9/20/2018
Ten area high school and college students joined 80 other students from 80 other schools a...
9/20/2018
A University of Michigan professor is under fire for allegedly denying a student`s request...
9/20/2018
According to John Cheney-Lippold, an associate professor in the American Culture departmen...
9/17/2018
For the twelfth consecutive year, StandWithUs Fellowship graduated Israeli students from a...
9/16/2018
An Irish-American college student has taken on the role of coordinator of an internship pr...
9/16/2018
Could U.S. Education Department definition put a chill on political speech? ...
9/16/2018
Last month in Los Angeles, the Israel education organization StandWithUs hosted separate t...
9/16/2018
StandWithUs mourns the tragic loss of Ari Fuld, a 45-year-old husband and father of 4, and...
9/14/2018
Rhode Island college students Jessica Raviv and Aron Barbell are excited to begin inspirin...
9/12/2018
StandWithUs has now launched its year-long UK Emerson fellowship ...
9/12/2018
Equiping a cadre of students with debating tools, historical information, legal support, t...
9/12/2018
Earlier this year, the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act was introduced in both houses of Congre...
9/7/2018
Yes, some of your best friends are Jewish, I know....
9/6/2018
The StandWithUs chapter in Northern California has two new staff members. ...
9/6/2018
Israel advocacy group StandWithUs poses the question of whether the United Nations Relief ...
9/4/2018
Rambam Mesivta teaches civic involvement ...
9/3/2018
Day schools expose students to complexities ...
8/31/2018
Coinciding with the start of the 2018-19 school year, pro-Israel education organization St...
8/30/2018
Gilad Kabilo sits down to chat with renowned legal scholar Alan Dershowitz...
8/30/2018
The fact that students have proved more resilient and less malleable is fortunate, given a...

 

About Us
Get Involved
Resources
Shop For Israel
Social Media
StandWithUs Websites