Trump wants to hold universities accountable for anti-Semitsm on campuses

A participant wears a Trump "Make America Great Again" yarmulke as they attend a White House Hanukkah reception where U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on anti-semitism in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., December 11, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Tom Brenner TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.

President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order designed to combat anti-Semitism on college campuses by closing a loophole in the 1964 Civil Rights Act that prevents discrimination based on race, color, or national origin -- but not religion. Supporters argue it’ll help stem a rising scourge of anti-Jewish violence in this country. Critics say it stifles the free speech of anyone on college campuses who criticizes Israel.