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14th Street Y Abruptly Cancels BDS Group

Affiliate of Jewish Voice for Peace gathers in park after press release prompts security concerns at downtown venue.

05/29/2012
Assistant Managing Editor

After agreeing months ago to host a group that supports targeted divestment from Israel, The Educational Alliance’s 14th Street Y last week slammed the door on the group’s event with less than 48 hours’ notice.

The cancellation seems to have come after the event transformed from a low-key gathering to one that might generate media attention.

The Alliance cited safety and security concerns.

Members of the youth affiliate of Jewish Voices for Peace protest losing their meeting space at the 14th Street Y.
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