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    • J Street U students describe emotional, polarized Israel climate on campus

      At noon Monday, several hundred students marched through the bright March sunshine from the J Street conference at the Washington Convention Center for a protest… The protest was aimed at [Hillel President Eric] Fingerhut’s decision to withdraw from a speaking engagement at the conference, citing the presence of “problematic” speakers on the schedule… ‘I think […]

    • Tensions among US Jews over Israel on display as Hillel leader pulls out of speech

      “The vast majority of US Jews support Israel, but they have long been very divided about how to show that support and what political decisions will best help the Jewish state. Those divisions — exacerbated by last week’s bruising election in Israel – were on display Monday in the streets of DC, where hundreds of […]

    • J Street U leaves messages for Hillel CEO Fingerhut

      “Declaring that J Street U wants to work with Hillel International to fix the ‘broken Jewish politics’ around the issue of Israel, hundreds of members of the student group marched to Hillel’s Washington headquarters today to bring their message directly to CEO Eric Fingerhut.” Read the full article here.

    • Dialogue won’t stop BDS

      J Street U Penn chair Liza Bernstein said, “Providing an alternative to BDS means acting in support of two truths. First: that Israel has a right to exist as a secure state and homeland for the Jewish people. Second: that its existence and security, along with the rights of millions of Palestinians, are undermined by […]