Where Israel Advocacy Fails, and How It Can Succeed

It’s not enough to respond to anti-Israel attacks. To reach the young, pro-Israel activists need to focus on what Israel is, on its human face.

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Observation
Jan. 11 2017
About the author

Chloé Valdary, a former Tikvah Fellow at the Wall Street Journal, is currently director of partnerships and outreach at Jerusalem U, an educational organization and film company.


This past November, the student newspaper at McGill University in Montreal responded to accusations that it had been providing a platform for anti-Semitism. While denying the specific charge, the editors emphatically reasserted their core position—namely, that the student paper “maintains an editorial line of not publishing pieces which promote a Zionist worldview, or any other ideology which we consider oppressive.”

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