Portland State University College Republicans show the film “Obsession”, which focuses radical Islam’s fascination with western civilization. A large contingent of socialists and muslims show up to intimidate and shout down the College Republicans, effectively bullying them out of their own event.
The peaceful, all accepting socialists and Muslims then object to the videographer sticking around to document their unofficial post event discussion, and arrange to have him kicked out.
As it stands there is currently the looming and rampant issue of young Jews being indoctrinated by anti-Israel academic establishments around the world, particularly in the United States and Europe. The indoctrination exists on various fronts. One is the BDS (Boycott Divestment and Sanctions) movement. Another is in the classroom, via anti-Israel, anti-American and leftist propaganda. Moreover, students who do display an affinity for Israel or their Jewish background are routinely intimidated on campus
The problem is thus two-fold:
A) Students are at best apathetic about Israel and Judaism, and at worst are being taught to be against Israel via indoctrination of various myths about Israel and Jews in general.
B) Students who are pro-Israel, have family who live in Israel, are maybe religious and even have been on organized trips, but are not equipped to fight back on an intellectual/education level when confronted on campus.
To educate young Jews about Israel, the Middle East, the Jewish Diaspora, and Judaism, from the perspective of someone who is “on the ground”. This is done via select and unique content which they won’t find in mainstream news sources such as: Fox News, CNN, and BBC. Nor will they get such information from mainstream “hasbara” organizations us as the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Tourism, and organizations such as StandWithUs or Hasbara Fellowships.
The content is thus extremely grass roots, personal, individual, “every day”. This is information that people either have heard about but don’t know where to look for it, or they have never heard of it and this don’t know that they SHOULD be looking for it.