Saturday, May 23, 2015 Sivan 5, 5775
By:
Anthony Weiss, JTA
Hillel President Eric Fingerhut’s decision to withdraw from the upcoming J Street conference has again drawn Hillel into conflict over the boundaries of acceptable criticism of Israel. Some two years after the Open Hillel movement emerged to challenge Hillel International’s guidelines for Israel activities, which prohibit campus chapters from hosting speakers that support divestment from Israel or deny its right...
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By:
Ron Kampeas, JTA
Many members of the Congressional Black Caucus saw the Israeli leader’s congressional speech as a slight to the first black president.
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JTA
J Street officials say the Hillel International president was aware of who would speak at the conference before he confirmed his attendance.
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By:
Sarah Wildman, JTA
Sprinkled through the AIPAC policy conference program were several sessions presenting Israel’s connection to progressive values.
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By:
Gabe Friedman, JTA
A $100,000 Joshua Venture grant launches a New York Jewish school’s program promoting more inclusive classrooms.
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