Chancellor to Adopt Definition of Antisemitism Opposed by CUNY Student Senate

COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND–CUNY Chancellor Fèlix V. Matos Rodríguez plans to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-semitism, which has upset pro-Palestinian students, who believe the definition harms Palestinians’ rights on campus. 

The definition was created by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and Matos Rodriguez hopes to incorporate the new definition in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) university-wide and campus-based trainings that don’t currently include it, according to a CUNY press release.