Fighting for Civil Discourse and Academic Freedom

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In student governments, Jews and Zionists need not apply
150 150 Zev Hurwitz

The story goes like this: A Jewish student is elected to the university’s student government. The student’s fitness for office is challenged by peers who question whether that student can maintain “neutrality” on campus issues because of their Jewish identity. The student is targeted for impeachment, presumed guilty of the apparent high crime of being…

Can a college student back Israel?: Jewish students face widespread hostility
150 150 Isaac De Castro

Ever since I co-founded the social-media-based organization Jewish on Campus, I have been constantly asked why the stories of anti-Semitism we post are done so anonymously. While I would love to be leading a movement with the names and images of those whose stories I tell at the forefront, we face an unfair reality where…

UK student union president receives backlash for joining event with BDS leader
880 495 JNS

Larissa Kennedy, president of Britain’s National Union of Students. Source: Twitter. The president of Britain’s National Union of Students (NUS) has sparked outrage for agreeing to speak alongside BDS movement founder Omar Barghouti at an event for Israel Apartheid Week. Larissa Kennedy, elected last July, is listed as a speaker for an online debate on March 18…

Planning for Antisemitism in Planned Giving to Universities
720 360 Yael Lerman

A few years ago, a woman contacted the pro-Israel organization where I work, StandWithUs, worried about her late husband’s legacy. He had spent his career as a professor at a University of California (UC) school, and was devoted to both his university and the Jewish community. Upon his death, he left a considerable and irrevocable…

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