Jewish Agency pledges to combat BDS, boost pro-Israel advocacy on campuses

The Jewish Agency will expand the number of campus emissaries it sends abroad during the coming academic year, chairman Natan Sharansky told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday in an effort to combat animosity to the Jewish state among university students.

Speaking to the premier and senior ministers during the course of the organization’s triannual board of governors meeting, Sharansky said that he would increase the number of Israel Fellows, Israeli college graduates sent to represent Israel to their fellow students abroad, by thirty one percent.

"Our goal is to thwart those who seek to confuse young Jews and draw them away from Israel. Our Israel Fellows are doing an outstanding job of bringing young Jews to experience Israel, encouraging them to become involved in advocacy for Israel, and inspiring them to feel deeply attached to Israel,” Sharansky said.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Jewish-Agency-pledges-to-combat-BDS-boost-pro-Israel-advocacy-on-campuses-407027

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