Bibi Complicates Jewish Student Life

Jewish students dealing with leader’s remarks and start of Israel Apartheid Week.

Staff Writer

On Monday night, 100 students associated with the Columbia/Barnard Hillel sprinted around campus papering bulletin boards with more than 6,000 pro-Israel flyers.

At the Columbia/Barnard Hillel, students hung up thousands of pro-Israel posters Monday night. Hannah Dreyfus/JW

Argentine Tourist Town Launches Boycott Of Israeli Backpackers


Buenos Aires, Argentina — A boycott campaign against Israeli backpackers was launched in the Patagonian region of Argentina.

Harvard Halts SodaStream Purchases


Harvard University will stop buying SodaStream equipment following protests by Palestinian students and their supporters.

Prominent Presbyterians Push Back On Divestment

Full-page ad in Times grew out of interfaith meetings in wake of church’s ‘one-sided’ BDS vote.

Staff Writer

On the Upper West Side, Rev. Katharine Rhodes Henderson, president of the Auburn Theological Seminary, which is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is a veteran of a study mission to Israel and dialogue activities with the Jewish community.

Everything You Need To Know About SodaStream’s Move


Tel Aviv — SodaStream, the Israeli at-home seltzer machine company, announced last week that it would be closing its West Bank factory and moving the facility’s operations to southern Israel next year. Here’s what you need to know about SodaStream, the controversy that has bubbled up in its midst and what the actress Scarlett Johansson has to do with it.

Open Hillel Holds First Conference At Harvard

How representative is the alternative movement of Jewish opinion on college campuses when it comes to Israel?


Cambridge, Mass. — Harvard senior Rachel Sandalow-Ash scanned the exuberant crowd that packed a campus auditorium last week.

A representative of Jewish Voice for Peace speaking with a student at the Open Hillel conference last week. JTA

Open Hillel Launches First Conference

Group against Hillel International’s ban on pro-BDS organizations promises diversity of viewpoints at three-day event.

Editorial Intern

Open Hillel, which began two years ago in response to Harvard Hillel’s refusal to host a conference entitled “Jewish Voices Against Israel and the Occupation,” will be holding its first national conference next month at Harvard University.

Student conference for Open Hillel will be hosted by Harvard University in October. Via

From BDS To Beastilization: The Campus Wars Are On

Staff Writer

As anti-Israel wars loom on college campuses nationwide with the start of the fall semester, embattled Jewish students will now be armed with a new weapon, thanks to the legal eagles at the Washington-based Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights — a top 10 list of age-old anti-Semitic canards that seems drawn from the pages of a 19th-century world history textbook.

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) activists at Boston’s Northeastern University in March. Courtesy of Northeastern SJP

Campuses Hone Tactics As BDS Wars Loom

In wake of Gaza conflict, local students, officials expect tense atmosphere as semester begins.

Staff Writer

In Gaza, there may be a cease-fire, but for Jewish college students, the war is about to begin.

Groups as varied as J Street U and the Israel Action Network are bracing for what many insiders believe will be the most contentious school year yet.

Brooklyn College Hillel's Creative Coexistence group shares some of their work. Courtesy of Tanger Hillel at Brooklyn College
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