Experts on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict came to Ithaca College Sept. 17 to discuss perspectives on the conflict and the need for a resolution.
This first instinct of non-Jewish people to have to know our politics on Israel is extremely problematic and creates an imposed binary of “good” and “bad” Jews.
I also hesitated to say anything because Muslims who support the right of Palestinian people to their homes and homeland are invariably dubbed anti-Semitic.
This is ultimately a full-hearted event dedicated solely to celebrating Israeli culture, and that premise should not be taken away from it.
Haueter said that while the Hillel sector of the college campus cannot meet with certain organizations, Hillel encourages productive, open dialogue.
Titi Aynaw was the first Ethiopian-born and first black woman to win Miss Israel in 2013, and spoke about her views on Israel and Palestine.
I implore the Jewish community to think independently, become informed and do not be fooled into letting prescribed political norms or propaganda constitute an opinion.