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University praised for defending Jewish students [Excerpts]

The University of Texas-Austin student government passed Assembly Resolution 26 declaring support for Jewish students after bomb threats, anti-Semitic social media posts, and vandalism at a Jewish center on campus. The vote came last month.

Tammi Rossman Benjamin of pro-Israel group AMCHA Initiative is encouraged by the message but faults the resolution for failing to acknowledge harassment of Jewish students.

"There have been actions of students connected with anti-Zionist student groups, such as the Palestine Solidarity Committee, which is very active at the University of Texas-Austin," she warns.

The pro-Palestinian organization, she says, has attempted to shut down Jewish events on campus.

(Bob Kellogg, “University praised for defending Jewish students,” OneNewNow Online, 4/7/17).