Camp Ramah Says No Way To IfNotNow’s Harsh Criticism Of Israel
by Aiden Pink
June 13, 2018
…Ramah’s director said the camps will not give IfNotNow members a platform because of the group’s strident criticism of the Jewish state. “Ramah will not partner with any organization that is not unequivocally pro-Israel,” Rabbi Mitchell Cohen said in an email to supporters and Jewish communal leaders. “Zionism is one of our core educational pillars, and always will be.” IfNotNow, which counts many alumni of Camp Ramah as its members, is furious that their efforts to increase education about the Palestinian experience at the camps has been publicly and strongly rebuffed after what they thought was positive engagement with Ramah. READ MORE
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