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My sons’ military service in Israel has changed my perspective

KATHERINE ELLISON

The Jewish News of Northern California

Fri Mar 15 2019

...Before blazing the trail to Tel Aviv, my older son attended Columbia University, with its famously active boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement. A lifelong defender of underdogs, he soon joined a chapter of Students Supporting Israel, which runs counter-programming during Israel Apartheid Week, an annual event orchestrated by pro-Palestine groups. SSI says BDS “demonizes” Israel, raising the reasonable question of why students aren’t out protesting Russia, which has hijacked our democracy, or Saudi Arabia, which killed a U.S.-based Saudi journalist last year, tortures political activists and bombs children in Yemen....

My sons’ military service in Israel has changed my perspective