The bill, sponsored by State Rep. Randy Fine (R-Palm Bay), was recently approved in the Florida house on a 114-0 vote.
From the bill:
3. "Religion" includes, but is not limited to, anti-Semitism. For purposes of this section, the term "anti-Semitism"
includes all of the following:
a. Anti-Semitism is a certain perception of the Jewish
people, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jewish people.
Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism directed
toward a Jewish or non-Jewish individual or his or her property
or toward Jewish community institutions or religious facilities.
b. Examples of anti-Semitism include:
(I) Calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or
harming of Jews, often in the name of a radical ideology or an
extremist view of religion.
(II) Making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or
stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of
Jews as a collective, including allegations such as the myth
about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the
media, economy, government, or other societal institutions.
(III) Accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for
real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person
or group, the State of Israel, or even for acts committed by
(IV) Accusing Jews as a people or the State of Israel of
inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust.
(V) Accusing Jewish citizens of countries other than
Israel of being more loyal to Israel, or the alleged priorities
of Jews worldwide, than to the interest of their own nations.
c. Examples of anti-Semitism related to Israel include:
(I) Demonizing Israel by using the symbols and images
associated with classic anti-Semitism to characterize Israel,
Israelis, drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to
that of the Nazis, or blaming Israel for all inter-religious or
(II) Applying a double standard to Israel by requiring
behavior of Israel that is not expected or demanded of any other
democratic nation, or focusing peace or human rights
investigations only on Israel.
(III) Delegitimizing Israel by denying the Jewish people
their right to self-determination and denying Israel the right