(Los Angeles, CA - December 11, 2019 )
StandWithUs applauds today the clarification that Title VI protections apply to Jewish students. With antisemitism on the rise, including on our nation's campuses, this assurance is crucial. We recognize the vital importance of the IHRA definition, including its recognition that antisemitism often takes the form of hostility to Israel. As the ancestral homeland of the Jewish people, Israel is central to the identity of most Jews around the world. We hope that universities will utilize this as an important tool to prevent further discrimination against Jewish students, while maintaining protection of free speech rights for all on campus.
StandWithUs (SWU) is an eighteen year-old, international, non-profit and non-partisan Israel education organization that works to inspire and educate people of all ages about Israel, as well as challenge misinformation and fight against antisemitism.
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.
For the past seven years, SWU has consistently received the highest ratings from Charity Navigator (4 stars) and Guidestar (Platinum).