ACLU: Criticism of Israeli State Cannot Be Constitutionally Restricted, Not Hate Speech

The ACLU of Northern California wrote to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, urging it to close the Title VI investigation against UC Berkeley alleging that pro-palestinian speech creates a hostile climate for Jewish students. The letter warns that such protected speech should not be under government scrutiny, and emphasizes that the notion that criticism of the Israeli state is inherently antisemitic is legally unsupportable. See the full letter here: ACLU 2012.12.10 Letter to DOE McCasland re Case No. 09-12-2259