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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys are appealing a federal decision to dismiss claims that alleged three University of California campuses failed to respond effectively to anti-Semitism displays during events at the schools.

The appeal filed Friday with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights concerns events at three campuses — UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz and UC Irvine — spanning more than a decade.

The complaints alleged anti-Jewish comments were made at meetings in Berkeley to discuss a student senate bill calling on the university to divest from companies that support Israel’s military in Palestinian territories.

In Santa Cruz, the complaints alleged the school didn’t respond quickly enough to swastika graffiti on campus.

After an investigation, the government ruled the incidents that spurred the claims didn’t constitute harassment of Jewish students.

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