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  • At J Street U event, Hillel president regrets hurt for backing out of J Street conference

    August 18, 2015 | 1:31 pm

    Eric Fingerhut, the president of Hillel International, apologized to J Street U student leaders for any hurt he caused when he backed out as a speaker at the group’s conference in March.

    Fingerhut was speaking Monday before 122 leaders during J Street U’s three-day summer...

  • Sheldon: Improve Israel’s odds

    By Rob Eshman

    June 11, 2015 | 11:45 am

    I didn’t attend the Sheldon Adelson anti-BDS conclave in Las Vegas last weekend for one good reason: I wasn’t invited.  

    Nope, it was a meeting only of like minds, who convened on the home turf of the Republican Party’s most influential donor to find and fund solutions to the...

  • Hillel chief Eric Fingerhut agrees to meeting with J Street students

    March 25, 2015 | 11:17 am

    The president of the Jewish campus group Hillel agreed to a meeting with student activists from the liberal lobby J Street.

    Eric Fingerhut in a letter Monday to Benjy Cannon, the board president of J Street’s campus organization, J Street U, agreed to an on-the-record meeting...

  • J Street U students describe emotional, polarized Israel climate on campus

    March 25, 2015 | 9:27 am

    At noon Monday, several hundred students marched through the bright March sunshine from the J Street conference at the Washington Convention Center for a protest.

    “This is not a march!” organizers pleaded as the orderly group moved south from the Carnegie Library to the...

  • Hillel’s Fingerhut was aware of speakers when confirming

    March 10, 2015 | 10:07 am

    Hillel International President Eric Fingerhut was aware of who would speak at a J Street conference before he confirmed his attendance, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group said.

    “After agreeing to speak for the first time in a public forum with J Street U students he...

  • No more Jewish loyalty oaths

    March 26, 2014 | 1:26 pm

    Mostly we talk with those with whom we agree. There is a palpable satisfaction in seeing those sitting beside us nod happily, finishing our sentences, relishing the movement of our minds. Those, in stark contrast, who react by questioning every statement — I know some such people,...

  • Berkeley Jewish student union rejects J Street affiliate

    October 11, 2013 | 10:03 am

    The Jewish Student Union at the University of California-Berkeley rejected J Street U for membership for the second time since 2011.

    According the campus newspaper, the Daily Californian, the rejection at a meeting Wednesday focused on J Street U’s hosting of members of...

  • Americans for Peace Now opens campus unit

    September 24, 2012 | 11:57 am

    Americans for Peace Now is establishing a presence on college campuses aimed at reaching students and faculty.

    The left-leaning group is working “in full coordination” with J Street U to provide information and speakers that can be used on campuses across the country, said APN...

  • Biden’s national security adviser to address J Street

    March 20, 2012 | 12:45 pm

    Tony Blinken, Vice President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, will address this year’s J Street conference.

    Blinken will address a session on the U.S. role in resolving the Arab-Israel conflict and join a panel afterward discussing his remarks.

    Obama administration officials...

  • This “Apartheid Week,” pro-Israel voices on left and right speak up [VIDEO]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 28, 2012 | 2:35 pm

    It’s Israel Apartheid Week, when college campuses across America are overtaken by paper-mache walls, cardboard tanks and a whole lot of criticism of the Jewish state. Do you know where the voices speaking up for Israel are?

    They’re all over the map.

    Tonight, a film called...

  • Berkeley’s Jewish student union says ‘no’ to J Street U

    December 7, 2011 | 6:06 pm

    U.C. Berkeley’s Jewish Student Union includes groups such as Challah for Hunger, Bears for Israel and the Jewish Business Association.

    J Street U will not be joining them.

    At a Nov. 16 general meeting, the union voted to deny membership to the Berkeley chapter of J Street U, the...