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Campus Debates on Israel Drive a Wedge Between Jews and Minorities

posted on May 11, 2015

In The New York Times, Jennifer Medina and Tamar Lewin report on the growing debates on college campuses about divesting from Israel over the country’s policies toward Palestinians. They write, “College activists favoring divestment have cast the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a powerful force’s oppression of a displaced group, and have formed alliances with black, Latino, Asian, Native American, feminist and gay rights organizations on campus.” As tensions rise, “students and college officials are grappling with where to draw the line between opposition to Israel’s policies in the West Bank and Gaza — a position shared by many Jews — and hostility toward Jews.”

Read at The New York Times