Universities are marketplaces of ideas and change - many major political and social movements have originated on the college campus. At a time when the academic community and other forces are making sustained efforts to delegitimize Israel Pro-Israel advocacy is a particularly challenging task in today’s college and university campus environment. In addition, the great majority of students (including many Jews) are disinterested, feeling no personal connection to or stake in Israel’s future.
Hollywood celebrity, Michael Douglas and former Soviet dissident, Natan Sharasnky (Chairman of The Jewish Agency for Israel) a true champion and fighter for Israel, recently appeared on three leading American university campuses to speak with students about anti-Semitism and the delegitimization of Israel.
We echo the sentiments expressed by Sharansky as he advocated for the students to embrace and be proud of their Jewish identity, telling them “First of all, always remember from where you came. If you want to make the world a better place, you have to be strongly connected to your roots and your identity. This is your source of power to change the world.”
With warm WIZO regards,
Chairperson, Organization and Tourism Division.
In the run up to the anti-Israel hate fest, Israel Apartheid Week, which makes its way across university campuses around the world during March please watch and share this amazing video which exposes the Israel apartheid lie.
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