Congress to Investigate UCLA for Antisemitism Response

The Committee on House Education and the Workforce sent a letter to the University of California Los Angeles this week, requesting documentation on the school’s response to antisemitism on campus.

“I am horrified by UCLA’s negligent and incomprehensible reaction to antisemitic violence and exclusion on its campus. UCLA’s leaders have allowed their campus to become a severe and pervasive hostile environment for Jewish students, standing by as students, faculty, and affiliates were assaulted and harassed,” the letter said.

The letter was addressed to President Michael Drake, Chancellor Gene Block, and UC Board of Regents Chair Richard Leib.

Block is expected to testify at a May 23 hearing titled “Calling for Accountability: Stopping Antisemitic College Chaos.”

Earlier this week, a Jewish student filed a lawsuit against the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), alleging the university committed civil rights violations.

According to the lawsuit, the university enabled “dangerous condition[s]” at the campus.

The lawsuit also states that students want to be “safe and free from campus terrorism and anti-Semitism.”

The suit adds that the Palestine protests were “enabled by and perpetrated under the university’s watchful eyes to such an extent that the Jewish students and faculty were so fearful for their lives and safety that they could not go into the university’s town square or anywhere else on campus without being verbally or physically assaulted by the campus terrorists.”