Update: Yemini Officials arrest 22-year-old University engineering student on suspicion of mailing two bombs to synagogues

Top U.S. security official warns on more mail bombs

October 31, 2010

(JTA) — More mail bombs like those that were mailed to synagogues in Chicago may be out there, a top U.S. security official told news shows.

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Israel Consul General Dayan to Speak in Orange County

Orange County Chapter, ZOA


Jacob Dayan

Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles Continue reading

OCR Will Now Enforce Title VI in Protecting Jewish Students Against Harassment

The Orange County Independent Task Force on anti-Semitism congratulates the Zionist Organization of America  and Kenneth L. Marcus, the Director of the Anti-Semitism Initiative at the Institute for Jewish & Community Research and a visiting professor at CUNY’s Baruch Collegefor their unyielding efforts in obtaining this landmark decision to enforce Title VI and to compel universities to protect Jewish students from harassment.

New guidelines add protection for Jewish students

October 26, 2010

(JTA) — New federal anti-bullying guidelines for U.S. educators will increase the protection of Jewish students from anti-Semitism.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued a letter Tuesday that in effect applies Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to the protection of Jewish students from anti-Semitism on campuses. Title VI prohibits discrimination based on “race, color or national origin” but does not include religion. Continue reading

“Berkeley Chancellor refuses to sever UCB’s official connection with anti-Israel event.”

(Below is the correspondence as forwarded to OCITF:)


Subject: RE: Followup to Serious concerns about UCB event Tues, Oct 26

Dear Prof. Beckwith:

In response to your inquiry, I am providing you a  statement from Prof. Anthony Cascardi, Director of the Townsend Center for the Humanities, which I endorse.

Yours sincerely,
Robert Birgeneau


Subject: RE: Followup to Serious concerns about UCB event Tues, Oct 26

Dear Chancellor Birgeneau:

We appreciate that you responded to our letter and forwarded the statement from Professor Cascardi.  However, Prof. Cascardi’s comments and your endorsement of them dismay and deeply concern us for the following reasons: Continue reading

Has anything really changed at UC Irvine?

Click here:“I do not consider myself an anti-Semite, yet I can also understand why some are.” Ben White

The following was forwarded to the OCITF  by a concerned former student:

Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide

(Thursday  October 28 )6:30pm @ Crystal Cove Auditorium (Doors open at 6pm)

Co-sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Alkalima: Muslim students at UCI. Ben White, a freelance journalist from the UK specializing in Palestine, will be introducing his recently published book, ‘Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide’


To View the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency’s (FRA) working definition of anti-Semitism Click Here

Serious concerns about UC Berkeley BDS event Tuesday Oct. 26

Below is a letter that Leila Beckwith, Roberta Seid, and Tammi Rossman-Benjamin sent to UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau describing  concerns about an upcoming event promoting an academic boycott of Israel, which is being co-sponsored by an official academic unit at the university.  They are urging Chancellor Birgeneau to ensure that official university sponsorship of this event is withdrawn and to publicly condemn the BDS campaign on his campus. Continue reading

Forum explores safety of Jewish students on University of California Campuses


American Freedom Alliance Presents:

Are Jewish Students Safe on U.C. Campuses?

Cosponsored by The Orange County Independent Task Force on Anti-Semitism, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, Yeshiva University of Los Angeles, Zionist Organization of America, The Israel Institute Continue reading