Norpac Counter BDS Workshop

This deck was used by Norpac in presenting a Counter BDS workshop. The most relevant part for the "how to" part, starts on page 13

Norpac BDS Workshop

 

 

Resources from the ADL

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has been in the forefront of combating anti-Semitism for decades. This section contains tools and resources that they have developed over the years. We are working with them to offer workshops at LSS to train us how to use these tools most effectively.

Israel: A Guide for Activists includes sections on how to advocate to the media, elected officials and on campus. It also includes great background material to the whole Israel-Arab conflict. The section with suggestions of how to respond to specific charges against Israel is excellent. Be sure to scroll all the way down to see a list of online resources and web sites to follow, both friendly ones and those of enemies of Israel. 

On Countering BDS starts with a description of the BDS movement and then provides a point-by-point rebuttal to the arguments made by the BDS movement.

 

AJC Campus Affairs

Campus Coalition Building Fellowships

Trusting, two-way intergroup relationships have enabled the Jewish community to build bridges of understanding, advance issues of common concern, and engage allies for Israel. Campus allies are increasingly vital partners in helping the Jewish community confront rising anti-Israel activity. AJC Fellows develop critical advocacy and leadership skills to build intergroup coalitions with non-Jewish campus communities.date this content. For more information, click here

Resources from the Reut Institute in Israel

The Reut Institute was established by Gidi Grinstein in 2004 to create a significant and substantive impact on the future of the State of Israel and the Jewish people and to make an indelibly Israeli and Jewish contribution to the future of humanity. Reut's vision is of 21st Century Zionism - that of the Jewish people's right to self-determination in a secure, prosperous, and democratic state of Israel.

Contending with BDS and the Assault on Israel's Legitimacy: This web site explains what is BDS, why it s so dangerous to Israel's very legitimacy and provides resources for fighting and defeating it.

How to Fight the Delegitimization of Israel   The article describes such techniques as driving a wedge between the catalysts of delegitimization and critics of Israeli policy; mainly by isolating and exposing the former and systematically engaging with the latter. 

AIPAC's Approach to BDS

For more than 35 years, AIPAC has worked to help students find their pro-Israel voices and strengthen Israel’s position on America’s college campuses and beyond.

Thousands of college and high school student activists participate in AIPAC political leadership training each year to learn the value of the U.S.-Israel alliance, the importance of pro-Israel political activism and how to engage campus political leaders to defeat BDS.


From intensive seminars in Washington, D.C. where students meet with members of Congress, to rigorous trips to Israel to learn about the issues first-hand, AIPAC empowers rising activists to help build the pro-Israel community on and beyond campus. AIPAC also welcomes thousands of students to Policy Conference each year, the nation’s most widely-attended pro-Israel event.

AIPAC-trained student activists learn that the best way to counter animosity towards Israel and anti-Semitism is not by shouting louder, but rather through the diligent work of building relationships with diverse political, racial, religious and cultural communities on campus who recognize the destructive and malicious nature of the BDS movement—and the many benefits of a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.

To  learn more about AIPAC's activities to counter BDS, please click here.

Useful Links

 

AIPAC

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is a lobbying group that advocates pro-Israel policies to the Congress and Executive Branch of the United States. http://www.aipac.org/

ADL

The Anti-Defamation League, formerly known as the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, is an international Jewish non-governmental organization based in the United States. http://www.adl.org/

CAMERA

Founded in 1982, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America is a media-monitoring, research and membership organization devoted to promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel and the Middle East. http://www.camera.org/

Israel Action Network

The Israel Action Network (IAN) is a strategic initiative of The Jewish Federations of North America, in partnership with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, created to counter assaults made on Israel’s legitimacy. http://israelactionnetwork.org/

JCRY-NY

JCRC-NY is the pro-active central coordinating and resource organization for the Jewish community in the eight county metropolitan New York area. http://www.jcrcny.org/

NORPAC

NORPAC is a non-partisan Political Action Committee (PAC) whose primary purpose is to support candidates and sitting members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives who demonstrate a genuine commitment to the strength, security, and survival of Israel. http://norpac.net/

StandWithUs

StandWithUs is a non-profit pro-Israel education and advocacy organization based in Los Angeles. As of 2016, it has branches across the US including Los Angeles, San Diego, New York, Rhode Island, Florida, Chicago, and Seattle. http://www.standwithus.com/

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