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TEL AVIV — A bill that would define anti-Semitism as racism, bar religion-based discrimination at schools and universities as well the demonization of Israel was unanimously approved by the Florida House Criminal Justice Subcommittee Tuesday.
Sponsored by Rep. Randy Fine, the bill would prohibit expressing hatred of Jewish people through acts including: justifying or supporting violence against Jews; comparing Israel to Nazi Germany; peddling myths about a Jewish conspiracy to control the world through media or government; Holocaust denial or accusing Jewish people of exaggeration in regards to the Holocaust; and demonizing, applying a double standard to, or delegitimizing Israel.
Florida - Educational - Equality - Act - Religion
It would also amend the Florida Educational Equality Act to include religion on the list of categories prohibiting discrimination.
The move comes amid an outcry over freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s comments that Jewish Americans have “allegiance to another country” and support for Israel is “all about the benjamins,” i.e. money.
Legislation - Definition - Anti-Semitism - Ordinance - City
The legislation’s definition of anti-Semitism is derived from a 2017 ordinance adopted by the city of Bal Harbour in Miami-Dade County. According to Bal Harbour Mayor Gabriel Groisman, the same definition has...
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