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BGU students prepare peers to make case for Israel overseas

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 24, 2009

Doron Dvir took a class last semester with Prof. Neve Gordon, the head of Ben-Gurion University’s department of politics and government, who last week called Israel an “apartheid state” in the Los Angeles Times and expressed support for an anti-Israel boycott.

But politics major Dvir and other BGU students have been working on the FYI Israel project, to prepare fellow students to make the case for Israel when they travel abroad.

“[Gordon] is the antithesis of our project,” he told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday. “We are trying to show Israel as something that [doesn’t only connect with] apartheid, terror and war.”

“I think that Gordon is an extremist,” Dvir said.

However, he said Gordon was fairly representative of the department of politics and government.

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