A California pro-Israel group is pushing for support for a study
that recommends that universities be more welcoming to Jewish
A pro-Israel organization is asking that individuals stand
behind a report that outlines the struggles and experiences of
Jewish students on University of California campuses. It
covers the climate Jewish students face, and
it issues recommendations that would ensure that campuses
are less hostile toward those students (see earlier story).
The pro-Israel organization StandWithUs
is urging individuals to sign a petition supporting the report. Dr.
Roberta Seid explains it is significant.
"We feel it's really important because it affects not only the
tenor of campus life at the UC system, but also because the
guidelines that were recommended can serve as a model for other
schools across the country that have been troubled by anti-Israel
and often crossing into anti-Semitic behavior on those campuses,"
So far, roughly 1,600 people have signed on to ask
that the report be endorsed by the UC California President's
Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion.