(JTA) -- An African American students group took out ads in college newspapers blasting "Israel Apartheid week" organizers for abusing the term.
In a full page entitled "words matter" and appearing in the newspapers on April 7, Vanguard Leadership Group accuses Students for Justice in Palestine of a "false and deeply offensive" characterization of Israel.
BERKELEY, CALIF. (JTA) -- Competing anti-Israel and pro-Israel weeks are getting underway on more than two dozen North American college campuses.
The seventh annual Israel Apartheid Week officially launches Tuesday, March 1 and continues through the end of the month. Campuses in 12 United States and six Canadian cities are planning events and hosting speakers protesting Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. Some campuses have scheduled similar events at other times during the school year.