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The House of Representatives has passed a resolution condemning the endorsement of terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah at academic institutions.
With a substantial majority passing 396-23, the resolution demands college administrators to openly denounce anti-Semitism and guarantee the free speech rights of Jewish individuals on campus. Representative Burgess Owens (R-Utah), who introduced the resolution, emphasized the necessity of eradicating harmful ideologies from educational systems. The vote saw a split predominantly along party lines, with Representative Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) as the only Republican opposed, alongside 22 Democrats.
The legislation follows some incidents where students at universities showed support for Hamas, a group designated as a terrorist organization by the United States. Controversial statements and rallies at institutions such as George Washington University and Cornell University were two incidents that sparked the initiative.