Israel Advocacy News January 31, 2013: Brooklyn College forum hosting controversial anti-Israel group sparks major debate, irate pols

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College forum hosting controversial anti-Israel group sparks major debate, irate pols

Source: NY Daily News, 1-31-13 

Political science chairman Paisley Currah emailed 33 of the college’s other departments to get their support for a forum featuring the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) forum, which has called for a boycott of the state of Israel, and has been supported by Hamas and Hezebollah. The event is scheduled for Feb. 7.

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Heidi Schumann

Brooklyn College will host a Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) forum on Feb. 7. BDS is said to be an anti-Israel organization. The event was organized by political science professor Paisley Currah, calling it a “free expression of ideas.”

 ….The campus forum has sparked a major debate.

Four Democratic mayoral candidates have condemmed the forum  and more than a dozen local pols slammed the college sponsorship, citing BDS’s “hate-mongering” message calling for a boycott of the state of Israel…..READ MORE

Israel Advocacy News January 30, 2013: Dialogue 101: Campus groups seek fresh conversations on Israel

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Dialogue 101: Campus groups seek fresh conversations on Israel

Source: Haaretz, 1-30-13

At Brandeis University, students from every political background are coming together not just to talk about Israel, but also to listen to each other….READ MORE

Israel Advocacy News January 30, 2013: Brooklyn College department signs on as sponsor of BDS event

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College department signs on as sponsor of BDS event

Source: JTA, 1-30-13

The political science faculty at Brooklyn College reportedly will be an official co-sponsor for an event in support of the BDS (Boycott Divestment and Sanctions) movement….READ MORE