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Fighting and Winning the Battle on Campus

By Mitchell Bard

Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), 2003

Many Jewish high school and college students are ill-informed and ill-prepared to know how to respond to virulent anti-Israel advocacy groups on campus, the author asserts. He discusses one of the causes for this situation: the perceived necessity for people in academic settings to hold a "balanced" view that gives equal credence to both sides of difficult questions. The author points out that when the two sides are not equally loyal to fact over fiction, this desire for balance becomes a fallacy, but a fallacy to which many Jewish college students cannot respond. Jewish educators should prepare Jewish teens ahead of time for these and other aspects of the issue of the Israeli-Palestinian debate on American college campuses. In Jewish Education News, Winter 2003.

Topic: Youth Engagement, Higher Education, Discourse and Dialogue, Israel Advocacy, Hasbara

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Bard, Mitchell. Fighting and Winning the Battle on Campus. Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE). 2003: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=780


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