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  • US – Israel academic collaboration increases dramatically

    Andrew Hamilton, the president of New York University, recently said it best by speaking truth to malice and defending American academia’s independence.

  • Do You Choose Peace?

    Following a week of disconnect, two hundred GW students chose peace. These students recognized the opportunity to come together and support moving forward under the context of a conversation.

  • Respect the otherness of the other

    Recently, I traveled to Israel with a group of 40 student activists ranging in political affiliation, background knowledge, color, gender, and creed. Along the way we spoke to journalists, professors, past IDF officers, and Israeli citizens, hearing each of their perspectives on the state of their homeland, the state of the Middle East, and their outlook on the future.

  • A call for conversation

    Annually, JSU hosts Israel Fest. This year’s event was disrupted by a protest orchestrating a “die in.” I am now taking this opportunity to voice to my perspective on what happened.

  • Misinformation harms progress of Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP) was featured on the Humans of Virginia Tech Facebook page. The main theme of the tabling demonstration covered in the post was to blame Israel for all Palestinian hardship without any room for competing dialogue. This post became a battleground for toxicity and name-calling and ultimately left no room for any type of discussion.

  • A GIA Response to Former UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk

    On December 2, a handful of Georgetown students in Copley Formal Lounge were treated to an evening of half-truths and inflammatory rhetoric by Richard Falk.

  • Extending a hand to friends old – and new

    These are not easy times for the pro-Israel community.

  • MLA Members to host alternative panel on academic freedom in Israel

    Distinguished members of the Modern Language Association (MLA) and an outside scholar, with help from Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC) and Hillel International, will host “Perspectives Against Academic Boycotts,” a panel discussion regarding academic freedom in Israel, its territories, and Gaza during MLA’s annual convention in Chicago.

  • Modern Language Association denies space to pro-Israel campus groups

    Hillel International and Israel on Campus Coalition protest the decision by the Modern Language Association to deny the organizations the right to present a balanced and open discussion featuring MLA members regarding academic freedom in Israel, its territories, and Gaza at MLA’s annual convention in Chicago.

  • Response to New York Times Hillel article

    On Sunday, December 29, The New York Times published an article regarding the “Open Hillel” vote, which took place three weeks ago at Swarthmore College. This article couldn’t be more wrong.

  • Stepping Up for Syria at George Mason University

    On October 2, the Israel Student Association at George Mason University hosted a fundraiser in the North Plaza on the Fairfax campus in support of refugees effected by the conflict in Syria.

  • Israeli brings aspects of his country to America

    Ivan Goncharenko says Americans think two things when they think of Israel: Judaism and conflict. He also says they couldn’t be more wrong.

  • Reaffirming faith in democracy

    While one election cycle came to an end in the United States with the recent inauguration of President Obama, a different election came and went in the Middle East. You may be taken aback by that statement.

  • Liberals and leftists are not the same

    All too often I hear people in the pro-Israel community lump together “liberals” and “leftists,” suggesting that these two distinct worldviews are equally critical of Israel.

  • Time to banish the “A-word”

    The annual campus hate fests that attempt to tar Israel with a comparison to the discriminatory policies of the old South African regime have come and gone. On most U.S. campuses, they didn’t cause a ripple.

  • The problem with going negative

    Some are saying that it’s now time for Israel supporters to go on the offensive and accuse Arab countries of apartheid.


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ICCGW Mission Statement

Our mission is to work with college & graduate school students and campus professionals to bring together the vast array of community resources to strengthen pro-Israel activism on campus, advance the education of Jewish and non-Jewish students about Israel, help develop a cadre of effective student leaders on campus, serve as a resource for student leaders on Israel related issues, and help students create a positive pro-Israel agenda.