J Street Student Leaders Want to Repair Brandeis Relationship with Nazi-rallying al Quds University
...Brandeis was forced tosever its long-term partnershipwith Al Quds after it hosted a military rally last year that featured masked men performing the traditional Nazi salute. A secondHamas rallywas held in late March.
Two leaders of J Street’s campus group, J Street U, were recently given an independent grant to travel to Al Quds and spearhead a “student dialogue initiative” aimed atrepairing relationsbetween the two universities.
The students—Eli Philip and Catriona Stewart—serve as the copresidents of Brandeis’s J Street U group. They most recently drew headlinesfor heckling a former IDF soldierwho was speaking on campus.
The Al Quds dialogue initiative comes at a critical time for Brandeis, which is facing a fierce backlash forrescindingan honorary degree from the Islamic human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali....