University campuses are about engagement in open dialogue, discourse, and debate. They’re about the importance of conversation and education in challenging and inspiring students.
This holds particularly true and necessary when discussing Israel. Students have wide-ranging political convictions when it comes to Israel, and several Jewish and Israeli students’ groups were created in reflection of the varied ideology.
The dialogue created can create friction and conflict within the Jewish community, but it is both fruitful and necessary because of how it contributes to Israel’s democracy and Jewish voices internationally.
Read the full article in The Times of Israel here.
Contributed by 2018-2019 University College London CAMERA Fellow Kelly Leibovich.