Although the Boy Scouts of America opted to delay until May 24 a vote on whether to end its controversial ban on gay members, the National Jewish Committee on Scouting wasted no time in voting for the change.
Melanie Goldberg, one of the four pro-Israel students ousted earlier this month from a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions event at Brooklyn College, recalls a calmer, more positive moment last year, when she and others at the campus Hillel organized a forum involving several Israelis.
The organizer of this month’s controversial forum at Brooklyn College who ordered four pro-Israel students ousted from the event said he acted because the students “didn’t belong” in the room, despite having been escorted there by a vice president of the school.
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With all of the dizzying, fundamental changes in the Middle East, where the Arab Spring has given way to radicalism in Egypt and complete chaos in Syria, a key transformation in the Israel-Palestinian relationship has taken place that has largely gone unnoticed.