Trump Exec Order Defines Judaism As A Nationality

The Independent reports:

Donald Trump will sign an executive order effectively defining Judaism as a nationality, not just a religion, in what the White House has described as an order to combat antisemitism on US college campuses.

The move has already been criticised by free speech advocates, who were concerned a broader definition of antisemitism could be used to limit criticism of Israel’s government.

The order will widen the federal government’s definition of antisemitism and instruct it to be used in enforcing laws against discrimination on college campuses. The US president himself has used antisemitic tropes, including making comments about Jews and money.