https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/polit ... story.htmlA bill prohibiting anti-Semitism in Florida's public schools and universities is going to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.
The Senate unanimously passed the bill Monday, two days after a gunman opened fire in a California synagogue, killing one and injuring three others.
Lawmakers mentioned the shooting before passing the bill, which would mandate that discrimination against Jewish people be treated the same as acts of racial discrimination in public schools.
The bill also includes an extensive definition of anti-Semitism, including speech that makes dehumanizing or stereotypical allegations about the Jewish community.
The anti-Semitism definition also includes expressing hatred for Jews, calling for the killing or harming of a Jewish person, criticizing the collective power of the Jewish community, or accusing Jewish people or Israel of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust.
Not mentioned by the article are some of the other definitions of anti-semitism by the law which include: accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the interest of their own nations, drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the National Socialists, blaming Israel for all inter-religious or political tensions, applying a double standard to Israel by requiring behavior of Israel that is not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation, focusing peace or human rights investigations only on Israel. Delegitimizing Israel by denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination and denying Israel the right to exist is also included as anti-semitism; yet I doubt that Florida representatives would argue for White self-determination.