What’s Wrong With the Anti-Semitism Awareness

The Alliance for Academic Freedom, an organization of liberal and progressive academics that combats infringements on academic freedom relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on college campuses, including academic boycotts of Israel issued a statement to oppose the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act now before the U.S. Congress because “we believe it endangers academic freedom, too…
Some of us are scholars of anti-Semitism. We are aware that anti-Semitism’s manifestations change over time…sometimes anti-Zionism constitutes anti-Semitism; sometimes it doesn’t. Regardless, Congress has no business deciding when it does or doesn’t, nor should it be in effect stating that political expressions it deems anti-Semitic are essentially presumed relevant.