Students show courage in face of anti-Israel votes

What would you do if someone called you ‘a f—ing Jew’? asks Pauline Colwin.

‘Great, just what I want to see, a f—ing Jew.”

These ugly, hate-filled words were said recently to Eyal Podolsky, a Jewish University of Ottawa student, as he walked on campus. Podolsky is a well-known youth leader. In 2017, he won the prestigious Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s Student Award for “demonstrating leadership and outstanding commitment to the Ottawa Jewish community.” [Read more…]

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Israel asks Irish ambassador to explain legislators’ calls for a West Bank boycott

JERUSALEM (JTA) – The Irish ambassador to Israel was summoned for a “clarification meeting” over a legislative initiative in Ireland calling for a boycott of trade in West Bank settlements.

The summons to meet with officials of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday came at the order of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who in a statement Tuesday condemned the initiative. [Read more…]

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