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Friday, April 28, 2017

Flatbush Seniors Become Ambassadors For Israel at United Nations

Yeshivah of Flatbush seniors had the privilege to attend the second annual Ambassadors Against BDS conference at the United Nations where individuals and organizations devoted to advocating for Israel made their voices heard. The conference was held to condemn the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement for their continued Anti-Semitism and boycott of Israel throughout the world, especially on college campuses throughout the United States. Next year, the current seniors will be in college and will most likely confront many of these anti-Israel movements, including BDS, and will need to understand how to deal with this problem. By attending the conference, the seniors were able to get an idea of what they will be dealing with on their campuses next year, how much of an effect BDS has on Israel, and that there are multiple Israel Activists all over the country ready to help them fight against BDS. The conference included many prominent speakers including American ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon, and chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) Jay Sekulow. Not only was the conference significant with its success in gathering Israel Activists from all over the globe to condemn BDS, it was an opportunity for the senior grade to experience the growth of the anti-BDS movement and to prepare them for what many will experience on college campuses within the next few years. ~Ben Wade, Class of 2017

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