The Jewish people have faced many tribulations over the past one hundred years. For many, the idea that they might still be suffering in today’s society seems a little far-fetched. Everyone has anti-them groups fighting to push humanity back into the dark, prejudice ages.
Sadly, the Jewish community is suffering worse than anyone wants to admit. Even today, Jewish students across college campuses are abused because of their heritage. Some students nearly prohibited from participating in school functions and student government. The major of them face physical abuse and destruction of personal property; as well as all types of harassment.
As if that wasn’t sickening enough, the sheer number of incidents such as these is even more disgusting. The most shocking part about these attacks is that there all coordinated by Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) groups. These groups operate as one massive network of anti-Israel hatred.
They are deeply rooted in campus culture at a lot of U.S. colleges. Their attacks demonstrate the unity they have when it comes to degrading the Jewish community. These high coordinated, well-funded, and professionally organized groups persistently stage events and demonstrations all over the country. Unfortunately, their demonstrations tend to outmatch smaller pro-Israel activists and their protests.
Five years ago, a group of students at the University of Minnesota grew sick of BDS groups. To counter-protest these groups, the students formed Students Supporting Israel (SSI). Amazingly, not all students involved with SSI are Jewish. They all share a support of the Jewish community and the courage to defy BDS Groups.
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It wasn’t long before SSI began changing the way the university treated Jewish students. Over the years, the number of SSI chapters has grown. They’ve nearly completely removed the attention from SJP and BDS groups.
A proud supporter of SSI groups is Adam Milstein. Mr. Milstein is known as one of the strongest leaders of the Jewish community. Many of his organizations fight to strengthen the Jewish people and the State of Israel. For Milstein, it’s about creating philanthropic synergy.