Across Israel, Meir Panim responds to the growing needs of the country’s 1.75 million impoverished residents through various food and social service programs.
A new Facebook campaign by McGill University American History professor Gil Troy, called “Troycott,” has garnered more than 1,100 “likes” in three days, topping the 827 votes of American Studies Association (ASA) members for a boycott of Israel.
Troy, who is also an iEngage Project Fellow with the Shalom Hartman Institute, told JNS.org that he was “particularly offended and contemptuous” of the recent ASA boycott and launched the Facebook page to try to top the ASA vote.
“I am contemptuous because I know how small, marginal, doctrinaire and extreme the subdiscipline of American Studies—which was the idea behind the ‘Troycott.’ I wanted to see if one lowly academic, with a label very much emphasizing the personal nature of my mission, could gather more ‘likes’ than the entire ASA number of votes to boycott—and it worked,” Troy said.
Troy believes the best way to combat the ASA boycott is through education and dialogue such as through programs like the iEngage Project, which emphasizes study and teaching rather than attacking.
“The best way to respond to an anti-intellectual boycott is with a constructive commitment to learning about the topic the boycotters seek to boycott,” he said.
Dr. Troy also said he hopes to continue to grow the “Troycott” movement by encouraging students and parents to contact their universities to tell them they support withdrawing from the ASA, and to launch more pro-Israel campus initiatives.
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Comments are closed.
IDF Intelligence Chief: Iran’s Weapons Smuggling Violates International Law
Arabs threw a bomb into the area of Rachel’s Tomb on Thursday night.
Egyptians who are members of the Hamas terrorist organization may soon have their citizenships revoked.
The school removed evolution related questions from 52 standardized tests.
Despite Iran’s terror sponsorship, “it’s entirely appropriate” to continue the talks.
Ukrainian Jews Receive Emergency Training from ZAKA and United Hatzalah.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman blamed the Palestinians for lack of progress in peace negotiations, and said Israel would not agree to additional conditions for the continuation of the talks. “The Palestinians are the ones torpedoing the talks by setting conditions,” Lieberman told Israel Radio Thursday, according to the Times of Israel. “Israel would not […]
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed an economic and research partnership agreement with California Gov. Edmund “Jerry” Brown. The agreement will enhance cooperation between Israel and California in a variety of areas, with a focus on water conservation, alternative energy, cybersecurity, health and biotechnology, education and agricultural technology, according to a press release from Brown’s […]
Jonathan Pollard was rushed to a hospital from his North Carolina prison cell.
We will shut them up in the campuses, we will shut them up in the high schools, we will shut them up at the 92nd St. Y.
An Israeli female soldier (because they’re better at removing babies from their homes) evacuates a baby from a settlement in Judea and Samaria some time in the recent past. I’m thinking, if the baby was angry enough, couldn’t he evacuate in return, right there in her arms? Imagine the same picture, except with a settler […]
It was a surprise to hear government spokespeople claim the U.S.was deeply involved in the operation to thwart Iran’s weapons smuggling.
Kerry believes if he only tried hard, focused fiercely and slept hardly at all, he could get things done.
The battle over partnership minyans is just the latest scuffle in the war over women’s roles in the Orthodox community.
Glick strips the bark from the threat of a One State Solution and reveals a worthy option: the Israeli Solution
The signatories challenge the assertion that antisemitism has risen in Ukraine.
Moscowitz died after not waking up during a routine surgical procedure on Tuesday.
The World Jewish Congress urged Germany to address a request by the Greek Jewish community of Thessaloniki to be paid back for a ransom it had surrendered to the Nazis when they occupied Greece during the Second World War. In 1942, the Greek Jewish community paid 1.9 billion drachmas (about $61 million in today’s money) […]
In his speech at the 2014 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Jewish-American actress Scarlett Johansson for her decision to continue representing Israeli carbonated beverage company SodaStream, which is located across the Green line and employs hundreds of Palestinians. Johansson stepped down as a global ambassador […]
On Monday, Kerry told AIPAC, “I will continue to staunchly, loudly and unapologetically oppose boycotts of Israel.”
Without mentioning Secretary of State John Kerry by name, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) apparently took a shot at comments on boycotts of Israel that Kerry made last month in Germany. Those with “even with the best of intentions” who warn Israel that it will face increased boycotts if it does not reach a peace […]
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew on Sunday at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference reiterated the Obama administration’s opposition to new Iran sanctions during the interim nuclear deal, and said the temporary relief that the six-month interim agreement gives Iran has not undone the impact of existing sanctions. New sanctions could derail […]
Watan, a Palestinian student group at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, launched a new exhibit featuring photos whose captions are hostile to Israel, referring to Jerusalem as a “sewer of the Israeli settlements” and to Israeli soldiers as “the occupation army” and “the hunters of liberty.” In the “Pictures From Across Palestine” exhibit, which was […]
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/troycott-facebook-campaign-outvotes-asa-boycott-through-education-and-dialogue/2014/01/03/
Scan this QR code to visit this page online: