18 2015

The Exclusion of Israel: The BDS Movement and Christian Charity

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel: Reform 1972 NW Flanders
Portland, OR

Contact Sarah Howard

Pollin Chapel
Panel: Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana, Rabbi Zvi Fisher & Bob Horenstein

In recent years, there has been a concerted effort to delegitimize Israel through a program known as “Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS).” Many universities and Christian denominations have been heavily lobbied to divest from the State of Israel by groups affiliated with the tactic of BDS. Many Jews are not even aware of these efforts.

The presenters of this program have been invited to speak to Christian groups all around the state of Oregon, in order to present another side of the Israel story and the quest for peace. Come learn about their experiences and the BDS materials used to frame Israel as a pariah state – as well as the ways in which their efforts have been successfully countered.