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Define It to Fight It !

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After much planning and anticipation, I am thrilled, together with the Students Supporting Israel team, to be hosting the “Define It To Fight It” International Summit this upcoming Sunday, April 11th, 2021. The “Define It To Fight It” Summit is a day-long virtual event mostly targeting young, Jewish, and Zionist students, focusing the discussion on the working definition of antisemitim developed by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) organization.

The background to the summit relates directly to the activism of Students Supporting Israel. When SSI first started, our exclusive focus was on promoting the pro-Israel cause on college campuses. However, we quickly came to realize how intertwined the anti-Israel movement was with blatant antisemitism. We had to fight back against the hostile antisemitism we saw being dismissed over and over again. In 2014, a Jewish student endured a barrage of antisemitic epithets, was physically assaulted and sent to the hospital for simply engaging members staffing an SJP promotional table during Temple University’s welcome week. A student at Berkeley was again physically assaulted on campus, while holding a sign which read ‘Israel wants a Peace.” At UCLA the student council voted on removing a Jewish student from their board because she was Jewish and active in her community, claiming she was incapable of objectivity because of her identity. Of course, the idea of removing........

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