White House Explains to Haaretz How Its anti-Semitism Executive Order Will Work in Practice

Legal experts warn it could infringe on the First Amendment, while the Trump officials behind the order tell Haaretz it won't harm free speech

Amir Tibon
Amir Tibon
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WASHINGTON – The White House is pushing back against criticism of its new executive order on anti-Semitism, specifically with regards to accusations that it will harm free speech on U.S. campuses.

The executive order was signed by President Donald Trump last week and has drawn strong praise from leading mainstream Jewish-American organizations, but also criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union and from several progressive Jewish groups.