Proponents of the bill claim it would protect Jewish students from anti-Semitic harassment. Opponents argue the bill would undermine free speech, and is a thinly-disguised gag order designed to quash criticism of Israel in academia.
Anti-Semitism Awareness Act Aims to Broaden Department of Education Probes.
In a move intended to dramatically broaden Department of Education probes of colleges and universities who tolerate students that criticize Israel, the Senate today unanimously passed the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, which was passed with little debate or fanfare. Sen. Bob Casey (D – PA) and Tim Scott (R – SC)