Three Berkeley rabbis are objecting to the nomination of anti-Israel UC Berkeley lecturer Hatem Bazian as standby officer for City Councilmember Cheryl Davila.

Three Berkeley rabbis are objecting to the nomination of anti-Israel UC Berkeley lecturer Hatem Bazian as standby officer for City Councilmember Cheryl Davila, based on "a history of encouraging and personally engaging in speech which is offensive, uncivil, and encourages demonization of others." Bazian's appointment will be decided on in September.