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U. of California Defends Response to Anti-Semitism on Campuses

Mark G. Yudof, president of the University of California, has rejected accusations from leaders of a dozen prominent American Jewish groups that the university has not responded forcefully enough to incidents of anti-Semitism on the system’s campuses, the Los Angeles Times reported. The Jewish organizations had written to Mr. Yudof that many Jewish students feel “an environment of harassment and intimidation” and called on him to focus more explicitly on anti-Semitism after swastika graffiti was found on the Davis campus. In a letter released on Tuesday, Mr. Yudof defended the university’s response and said the Jewish groups’ letter was “a dishearteningly ill-informed rush to judgment.”

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