It is again going to be open season on pro-Israel Jewish students this year. The spread of the BDS Movement on college campuses represents a significant failure of the American Jewish establishment.
AIPAC has been particularly incompetent. The AIPAC supported resolution that recently passed in the House is worthless, because it does not take any action to protect the First Amendment rights of pro-Israel Americans, particularly on college campuses.
AIPAC did not have the ability, the courage or the will to successfully fight for such legislation. Therefore, life for pro-Israel students on college campuses will remain unsafe, while the BDS thugs will be allowed to spread their hatred of Israel unchallenged.
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CAMPUS BDS THREAT SHIFTING TO ACADEMIC BOYCOTTS
Such activists are relentless, open to shifting their strategy to use campuses to punish Israel while vilifying Jewish students in pursuit of their cause.
By Zev Hurwitz, Israel Hayom, August 21, 2019:
Jewish and pro-Israel students soon heading to universities this fall are invariably wondering about more than living arrangements and course loads. Will students and faculty take real steps to rehabilitate the politicized campus climate? What will be the next steps and targets of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions movement?
In the past few years, campus BDS success seemed to stagnate a bit. During the 2018-2019 academic year, only two campuses passed BDS-inspired legislation while eight other attempts failed to earn sufficient support. Even when divestment measures do pass in student government, university administrators have moved quickly to block their implementation, as happened last year at Swarthmore College and Brown University.
While no major university in the United States has ever implemented divestment from Israel, the collegiate BDS movement has managed to inflame tensions among student groups and damage campus climates across the country.
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