“’It’s started to feel like Jewish lives don’t matter,’ he said”

“It’s hard to be a Jewish student and support these groups when harsh criticism of Israel sometimes turns into criticism of the Jews,” he said. Still, he remains a strong ally of the Black Lives Matter movement. “I just try and keep my identities separate,” he said.

Sometimes that’s impossible. While participating in a recent social justice committee meeting, he heard a group of African-American students defending the recent spate of Palestinian stabbings targeting Jews in Israel. “It’s started to feel like Jewish lives don’t matter,” he said.

Hannah Dreyfus, “Caught in the Middle in New Campus Wars”, The Jewish Week (6 November 2015), 22.