House To Vote On Anti-Semitism Bill As Protests Continue

As left-wing extremists continue to roil college campuses and threaten Jewish students, the House is preparing to take a stand. The chamber is set to vote next week on a resolution to address anti-semitic hatred at these institutions.

The Rules Committee will consider the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2023, which was introduced by Rep. Mike Lawler (R-NY) in response to attacks on Israel and Jews.

The act would mandate that the Department of Education implement the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s standard for anti-semitism. This in turn would be used to enforce anti-discrimination laws that are currently being trampled on college campuses.

The measure has 42 co-sponsors, and 12 Democrats signed on to condemn the wave of violence and intimidation.

Two of the Democrats visited Columbia University on Monday to speak with Jewish students and get details firsthand. Reps. Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) blasted the obvious “double standard” demonstrated against the Jewish student body.

Many of the persecuted students fled Columbia after watching the hatred and threats increase. One, junior Michael Lippman, told the Times of Israel that the university’s leadership is responsible for the chaos.

He said by phone from his Los Angeles home, “At the end of the day, [Columbia President Minouche] Shafik should say ‘enough is enough.’ Frankly, it is absurd and ridiculous that this has been allowed to continue.”

Another student, Noah Miller, addressed the outlet from his home in Houston.

He noted that “something really bad has to happen for something to be done about it. [The protesters] got what they wanted. The campus is Judenrein now. It’s occupied territory. It’s so funny they call it a de-occupation, or liberated zone, but Jews are not allowed.”

The tone of the radical protests shifted substantially in recent days. Chants regularly include “Zionists not allowed here,” “Go back to Poland” and “10,000 October 7ths.”

The last referred to the Hamas terrorist massacre that killed some 1,200 Jews and saw hundreds more kidnapped.

More than 100 protesting students were arrested Thursday, but the unauthorized encampment at Columbia continues. And Jews are not allowed.