Feds Reject UC Berkeley Anti-Semitism Claim

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013  |  Updated 2:02 PM PDT
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Feds Reject UC Berkeley Anti-Semitism Claim

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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - The federal government has dismissed anti-Semitism allegations against the University of California, Berkeley.

Two recent graduates complained last year that university officials fomented a hostile campus climate by failing to curb anti-Israel protests. They argued that a protest against treatment of Palestinians stoked anti-Semitic hate speech.
 
The Los Angeles Times says the U.S. Department of Education investigated but determined that the protests didn't constitute harassment.
 
UC released a letter from the education department on Tuesday that said students can expect to be exposed to robust expressions of free speech, even when they are personally offensive.
 
Attorney Joel Siegal, who filed the complaint, says he's considering an appeal.

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