College campuses are not always hospitable places for students who care about the well-being and fair treatment of Israel. Student publications and demonstrations often express attacks on Israel. Even classrooms are sometimes the scene of inaccurate charges against the Jewish state.
Palestinian advocates on the nation’s campuses have greatly intensified their anti-Israel efforts which include a campaign to press universities to divest their holding in companies doing business in Israel. Jewish students very often are ill-equipped to answer the hard questions about the Middle East. They often have a sense of “being under siege,” without the resources to respond.
Women’s League for Conservative Judaism recognizes the gravity of the need to improve Israel’s hasbara on college campuses and recommends to its affiliates the following actions:
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