Florida State University student senate passes resolution to help combat antisemitism

The student senate at Florida State University passed a resolution that would help to combat antisemitism on campus.

The resolution, which passed the Student Government Senate last week in a 26-14 vote, also adopted the definition of antisemitism laid out by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. The definition includes hatred of and discrimination against Jews, Holocaust denial and, sometimes controversially, expressions of criticism of Israel.

The resolution commits the senate to “immediately appointing a senate liaison for Hillel FSU to increase Jewish communication and representation within Student Government.” It also “(Holds) all members of the Student Government Association accountable to being educated on Jewish culture and antisemitism through communication with the Jewish community on campus.”

Groups such as the campus chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine campaigned heavily against the resolution.

Its passage comes a month after the student senate’s president, Ahmad Daraldik, survived a vote of no-confidence over social media posts described as antisemitic. Daraldik avoided being ousted from his position.

Source: jta