Jews (Not?) Welcome: The Campus, the Negev, and Jerusalem / The Promised Podcast

We discuss the BDS bummer on American campuses; whether Negev Bedouins will have to make way for the Jews; and an ode to Jerusalem, unified and disunited.

Emil Salman

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Allison, Don, and Ilene Prusher discuss three topics of incomparable importance, and end with an anecdote each about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

BDS bummer on campus
We discuss the spread of the BDS movement on American college campuses, feeding off last summer’s Gaza War. Student councils and minority activist groups are demanding divestment from Israel while telling Jewish students they are privileged whites.

Will Negev Bedouins have to make way for the Jews?
A high court ruling allows plans to go forward to demolish a 60-year-old Bedouin village in the Negev in order to establish a new Jewish town in its place. We’ll ask what these rulings portend for Jewish-Arab relations in Israel and the direction of the High Court.

An Ode to Jerusalem, unified and disunited on Jerusalem Day
As Jerusalem Day arrives, celebrating the reunification of the city during the Six-Day War, our panel tries to look past the violence that rocked the city less than a year ago, and we consider our own evolving relationship to Israel’s capital.