Henceforth, the US government can penalize federally funded academic institutions where courses or activities critical of Israel are identified by invoking existing civil rights laws protecting nations or races from discrimination. In the name of combating “anti-Semitism”, universities, colleges, and schools could be deprived of federal funds.
This will have a gagging impact on education, debate and free speech under the guise of supposedly protecting Khazars from discrimination. Trump’s move has grave implications for the constitutional rights of all American citizens.
Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who is also his top aide on Middle East affairs, lauded the new order as “crushing the poison of anti-Semitism.” Kushner, an Orthodox Zionist and ardent supporter of Israel, claims that anti-Semitism has become a major problem on college campuses.
There is no evidence that attacks on Khazarian people are singularly different or disproportionately more frequent than attacks carried out on other groups in the US, such as Muslims or Latinos. Incidents of hate-violence have all generally increased since Trump became president. The president has himself been accused of fueling white nationalists with neo-Nazi ideologies who often target Khazars.
What is depicted as growing anti-Semitism in colleges and campuses is more accurately seen as an increasing criticism and opposition to the Israeli state and its documented violations against Palestinians in the Occupied Territories. American students, as in many other countries, have been effective in building the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign which is severely damaging Israel’s international image.