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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MAY 4, 2018 PAGE 11A at N Josefin Dolsten Student organizers of an Israel Independence Day event at New York University, April 19, 2018. They include Adela Cojab, Jenny Labovitz and Esther Bildirici, front row, left to right, and Gabe Hoffman, back row, right. By Josefin Dolsten divest from eight companies resolution changed her level doing business with Israel. of comfort about speaking NEWYORK(JTA)--Though Both Barnard and NYU about Israel. it was raining, students still have large Jewish student "Once this protest came gathered to celebrate Israel's populations, suggesting to out, I feel like I have to hold Independence Day at New some that the tide against my tongue in some places," York University's downtown Israel has swelled even--or she said. Manhattan campus. Passers- precisely--at campuses that Between handing out cook- by mostly rushed by as or- should be friendly to Israel. ies and singing along to He- ganizers blasted pop music, But the reality is morebrew songs, Brustman said displayed Israeli flags and nuanced. Following the reso- she was nervous there would shouted "Happy Birthday, lution's publication Cojab, beaconfrontationattheYom Israel!" Some stopped to grab who serves as president of Haatzmaut event. a blue-and-white cookie. Realize Israel, described the "There definitely is a pit One person shouted at an atmosphere on campus sur- in my stomach right now," organizer ofThursday'sevent rounding Israel as "one of she said. who was draped ~in an ~sra~i animosity." But at Thursday's Earlier this month, the flag, and someone else Criti- event, she felt relief.NYU student government cized the group for a poster "The climate that exists is passed a resolution urging featuring a quote by the Rev. mostly among the activism the university to look into Martin Luther King Jr. prais- community and the students its policies at a program the ingtheJewishstate, butthere who are highly involved in university runs in Tel Aviv. were no major disruptions, campus life," Cojab said. The resolution cited an Israeli The relative lack of nega- The NYU administration lawenactedlastyearthatbans tive reactions put things in criticized the resolution, entry into the country for for- perspective for kdela Cojab, whose signatories included eigners who call for a boycott a Jewish student leader on groups such as the Asian against Israel and said that campus who said a recent American Women's Alliance, members of NYU's Jewish resolution signed by over theBlackStudentsUnionand Voice for Peace and Students 50 student groups pledging theMuslim StudentsAssocia- for Justice in Palestine would support to the movement to tion. A university spokesman be affected by the law. boycott Israel had made it"the said that boycotting student Two of the resolution's sig- worst week of my life." groups "is at odds with our natories--the Asian Ameri- "Watchingpeoplewhowalk traditions and values," and can Women's Alliance and byandsmile reminds me that NYU President Andrew Ham- Brownstone Publication, a alist of 50 clubs sounds really ilton denounced BDS at a black student publication-- big, [but] in a school this big, public forum on Friday. (He said they decided to sign the most people have no ideathat had previously said in 2016 resolution because they sym- this is happening," Cojab, 21, that the school would not pathizedwith the struggles of told JTA on Thursday. acquiesce to a demand by its Palestinians. Last week's resolution, graduatestudentuniontocut The Asian American Wom- signed by 53 student groups its Israel ties.) en's Alliance was approached among the some 300 on GabeHoffman, whoserves by the resolution's sponsors campus, was spearheaded by as treasurer for Realize Is- and invited to learn more the NYU chapters of Jewish rael, believes that many of about the struggles of Pales- Voice for Peace and Students the groups who signed the tinians, Vice President Julia for Justice in Palestine. In resolution have overlapping Yuge told JTA in an email. addition to calling on the membership. Yuge said her group university to boycott com- "I still thinkit's agroup of "learned that the Israeli panies that do business with 15, 20, 30 students that are state systematically violates Israel, thegroupsalsopledged running50groupsoncampusPalestinians' rights under not to co-sponsor any events andit's kindoftheirchoir, and international law, including with two Israel advocacy their echo chamber doesn't the right to education." In campus groups--Realize Is- like our echo chamber," he her group's decision to sign rael and TorchPAC--as well said. the petition, she also cited the as eight off-campus groups, Hoffman, 21, said that fact that academic bodies-- including Birthright-Taglit, despite the resolution, he is including the Association for the American Israel Public comfortable identifying pub- Asian American Studies and Affairs Committee and the licly as Jewish and pro-Israel the National Women's Studies Anti-Defamation League. on campus. Association--have endorsed The NYU resolution is part "It's unfortunate that it boycotts of Israel. of a campaign on college happens to be those student "There are many ways campuses by BDS activists groups that are running the in which Asian-American to isolate Israel and its sup- [student] government, but I women relate to their human porters. On Wednesday, the still feel proud to walk around rights being stripped away, student government at Bar- with a kippah on my head, such as the incarceration of nard College, a women's col- proud to walk around with Japanese Americans during lege affiliated with Columbia [an Israeli] flag on my back," World War II," Yuge added. University, said that nearly he said. 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