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Last year, I wrote an opinion piece for JTA about a term and a trend few Jews over the age of 30 had ever heard of: intersectionality. The op-ed generated a firestorm.
There is a serious threat facing Israel’s long-term standing in this country resulting from a prolonged campaign to delegitimize the Jewish state on campus. But it’s probably not what you think.
As the pro-Israel community addresses blockade-running Gaza flotillas, the vast majority of U.S. campuses already are on summer break. Certain campuses have seen anti-Israel protests and resolutions, but most campuses still in session experienced relatively muted events as they turned attention to exams and summer plans.
More than 200 students from Washington and New York universities took a break from studying for final exams last week to lobby Congress to support a bill sanctioning Iran for its nuclear ambitions. The lobby mission, sponsored by several student groups from all the schools, was a day-long affair that yielded 52 separate meetings with lawmakers.