Barnard has the highest proportion of Jewish students among secular colleges in the United States. Fully a third of its student body is Jewish, meaning that a significant number of those Jewish students either supported the divestment referendum or were uninterested in actively opposing it.
Peace group Jewish Voice for Peace has launched a campaign encouraging Jews to boycott so-called birthright trip to the occupied Palestinian territories.
For the past 18 years, Taglit-Birthright Israel has offered Jews from 67 countries across the world a free trip to visit Israel, claiming that it is their “birthright” to visit the country. Various periodic schemes are set up to allow