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Confidence in Israel must begin at a young age, says prominent prof

Confidence in Israel must begin at a young age, says prominent prof

By Janis Siegel, Jewish Sound Correspondent Kenneth Stein has learned a few things about his students. The professor and history scholar from Atlanta’s Emory University, who spoke to a crowd of over 50 Seattleites at Hillel at the University of Washington, said that during his 37 years of teaching Israel studies, political science and Middle(…)

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UW’s Simpson Center puts Israel in the dock

By Edward Alexander, Special to the Jewish Sound “In the modern world, the Jew has perpetually been on trial; still today the Jew is on trial, in the person of the Israeli—and this modern trial of the Jew, this trial which never ends, begins with the trial of Shylock.” —Philip Roth, Operation Shylock (1993)  (…)

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A transformative, yet ordinary, message

By Eugene Lipitz, Special to The Jewish Sound When my daughter Sophie went to Israel,  one moment for her seemed a profoundly transformational experience. It wasn’t seeing the Western Wall or the huge variety of Jewish people so different from her own experience. It wasn’t even going to a venture capital meeting with her father to learn(…)

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A long line of leaders

After reading the recent opinion piece by Rabbi Oren Hayon (“How much have we lost?” May 30) about the divisive BDS debate at the UW, I’m struck by the strong, thoughtful, effective leadership we enjoy and have enjoyed at our Hillel. Rabbi Hayon didn’t fully describe the important strategic role he played in coordinating campus(…)

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Shushed Palestinians: My reflections on the UW’s BDS experience

By Nurit Asnash, Special to the Jewish Sound I had never heard about BDS (the boycott, divest and sanctions movement against Israel) until about a year ago when I attended an “Israeli Diversity Week” at Antioch University in Seattle. These three-day, 1-1/2-hour sessions were initiated by a courageous Israeli student as a response to the(…)

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Let us build on the students’ experience

I was immensely moved by both the story of triumph and loss in Rabbi Hayon’s recent piece on boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS), and his courage in revealing the painful sacrifice wrought by such a victory (“How much have we lost?” May 30). So many of us decry the Manichean polarization of our political culture,(…)

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On Jews against themselves

On Jews against themselves

University of Washington professor emeritus Edward Alexander slaps down Jewish proponents of the movement to boycott Israel and divest from companies that do business with it on university campuses. In the Algemeiner.

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