Dialogue 101: Campus Groups Seek Fresh Conversations on Israel

At Brandeis University, students from every political background are coming together not just to talk about Israel, but also to listen to each other.

WALTHAM, Mass. – In a lecture hall of red brick, college students gather in a circle to listen to a fellow student, a Palestinian named Yusuf Bashir who became a peace advocate after being shot by an Israeli soldier and then healed by an Israeli hospital. Down the hall, other students dissect the vagaries of the American-Israeli relationship.