Deer in the headlights: StandWithUs prepares high school students for what they’ll find on America’s campuses

High School Students Armed to Fight Demonization of Israel
by Lea Speyer
March 30, 2017

In the fall of 2007, while a freshman at the University of California, Los Angeles, Miri Kornfeld stumbled upon an “apartheid wall” for the first time. The wall—a symbol now synonymous with the divisive international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement—was a part of a public display of hate against Israel. Distressed over what she witnessed, Kornfeld recalls running back to her dorm room in tears and phoning her mother. “I grew up in a Jewish bubble in Denver and knew in my heart it was wrong…The apartheid wall was a rude awakening for Kornfeld, who realized in her young adulthood that she was unequipped to combat a movement whose sole aim is to demonize and delegitimize Israel. READ MORE

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