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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2017


Susan Julien-Levitt

Co-founder and executive director, Alums for Campus Fairness

Susan Julien-Levitt is co-founder and executive director of one of the more effective anti-BDS organizations on college campuses. Alums for Campus Fairness organizes alumni to fight the BDS movement and a general atmosphere of anti-Israel hostility.

The group began at Vassar when alumni witnessed a violently anti-Israel event, and has now spawned 16 other groups at schools like Oberlin and UCLA. The organization “works to promote an intellectually vibrant college experience while identifying and countering the antisemitism that has infected many campuses, often in the form of anti-Zionism.”

Julien-Levitt herself has lamented the attacks on Israel “as a human rights abuser worthy of pariah status while ignoring the substantial ongoing human rights abuses occurring in Israel’s neighboring countries.”

Citing one BDS-supporting academic, she said the “apparent belief that academics and academic institutions should be shunned based on the policies of their governments shows a disregard for the fundamental principles of academic freedom.” (Photo credit: Twitter.)


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