Last week, we were heartened by the stand for Israel taken by a thousand college students. And today, we are thrilled once again by this piece in The Times of Israel by a college student who is bringing her pro-Israel voice to campus - one that is sadly not a majority voice:
I love Israel. I have already visited twice, and I am currently taking a Modern Hebrew course in the hope that when I return, I will be able to easily converse with my friends and family in their native language. A part of me comes alive when I am there — the history pulls me through time and connects me to those who came before me, and the overall acceptance of Judaism is comforting. I felt at home in a place I had never before experienced. The connection I feel to the land and nation of Israel is stronger than the one I feel to the country I have called home all my life.
I brought an Israeli flag to decorate my dorm room. In theory, someone with as much passion for Israel as me should quickly and easily slip into one of the Israel-related organizations on campus. Unfortunately, I have not done so.
Before arriving to college, I was warned that there may be strong anti-Israel sentiments, especially given the liberal nature of my school...