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“People to People. Nation to Nations.” is an engaging set of materials showcasing Israel’s humanitarian aid to nations around the world in times of disaster. Available November 2012
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May 8, 2013
Special guest Speakers Gladys Amaning and Janette Hirschman visited University of California Irvine and “Teachers for Tomorrow, ” on the California tour of the film Kumasi Haifa.
Apr 30, 2013
By: Elliot Malin
Elliot Malin is a Hasbara Fellow, from the class of winter 2011. He was recently elected Vice President of the Associated Students at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Mar 21, 2013
Israel-US Bilateral Relations
The warm and friendly relations of President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu throughout the visit demonstrated the unbreakable ties and strategic relationship between the two nations that fully reflects their common values and shared interests.
Feb 14, 2013
By: Melanie Goldberg, February 10, 2013
I was made aware of the SJP event, “Judith Butler & Omar Barghouti – BDS Movement for Palestinian Rights,” in early January. I was appalled that Brooklyn College’s Political Science Department was co-sponsoring the event, because I did not feel that a publicly funded academic institution should endorse such hateful and anti-Semitic views. However, since, I was away in England at the time, Kohanteb, me and the rest of the members of the Israel Clubs had agreed to keep this quiet, and address the matter directly with the Political Science department and the Brooklyn College administration when we returned from vacation.
By: Alan Levine
There is currently a debate at the University of British Columbia as to whether student fees will go to fund a future Canadian flotilla to Gaza. Also at the University of Southern California, last week, anti-Israel groups openly opposed a fundraiser for survivors and victims of the genocide in Darfur.
All UBC students pay a small fee to support student activities. This money is then allocated to various campus groups. One campus group has proposed donating $700 of its allocated money to a new Gaza flotilla, similar to the one that made headlines when one if its vessels, the Mavi Marmara, clashed with Israeli troops last May.
That ship, which called its self “humanitarian,” was actually funded by a group with ties to terrorist organizations including Hamas. The ship was packed with all sorts of weapons and the passengers openly bragged of their intentions to clash violently with the Israeli army. (See a great video about it here).
According to David Frum in Canada’s National Post, the UBC student group that oversees student funds put a temporary stop to the flotilla funding, pending a vote by the full student council. The anti-Israel student group, “Solidarity with Palestinian Human Rights” (SPHR), have responded with “a campaign of abuse and intimidation.”
The UBC Alma Mater Society President Bijan Ahmadian tweeted on Thursday: “Shaken from the physical intimidation by the SPHR President at my office today. Had to call security to remove him.”
A student coalition including Hasbara Fellows, the UBC Israel Action Committee, and Hillel has launched a petition against “shipping my student fees to Gaza.” View, sign, and spread the petition here.
At the University of Southern California, last week, anti-Israel groups openly opposed a fundraiser for survivors and victims of the genocide in Darfur. The fundraiser, organized byHasbara Fellows Shanel Melamed, Stephanie Aziz and Kevin Javidzad and co-sponsored by ‘SC Students for Israel and the Campus Democrats, was protested by an anti-Israel student group on campus.
We have seen anti-Israel student groups side with Iranian-backed Islamist regimes before. They were apologists for Hezbollah during its 2006 war with Israel and for Hamas during operation Cast Lead in 2008 and 2009. But choosing to bash Israel over condemning the Sudanese regime is, to the best of my knowledge, a new low. To say these radical student groups support the Sudanese regime may be putting words in their mouths, though not a far stretch of the imagination. What we can say for sure—at least at USC—is that they find it more important to bash Israel than to come together to support the victims of Darfur.
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Defending Israel against campus attacks, New Jersey Jewish News
Palestine's Democratic Deficit, The New York Times
Follow Up: Brooklyn College Teetering on the Point of No Return, Justin Goldstein, The Times of Israel