Students Supporting Israel
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Address16382 39Th Ave N
Plymouth, MN 55446-0000
Students Supporting Israel is a rapidly growing pro-Israel international campus movement that supports the State of Israel. Founded at the University of Minnesota in early 2012 by Ilan Sinelnikov and Valeria Chazin, it currently has multiple chapters across the United States and Canada.
Our mission is to be a clear and confident pro-Israel voice on college campuses, and to support students in grassroots pro-Israel advocacy.
We are committed to promoting a better understanding of Israel throughout North America as a member of the family of nations, with a fundamental right to exist as a Jewish, democratic state, within secure borders.
We want to provide students on college campuses and universities with the opportunity to support the position of Israel in the Middle East, and to reassure students who opposed the demonization of the State of Israel on campus that they are not alone. We are changing the anti-Israel climate many students encounter on campus. By being part of a united, strong and thriving international movement, students are empowered to express their views in support of Israel.
Our goals and activities include familiarizing students and the university community with current events in the Middle East, sharing the Israeli narrative and culture on campus, and responding to bias anti-Israel propaganda when spread by other members of the academic community. We believe in sharing knowledge with students about Israel’s history, its diverse people, and its day to day reality, as Israel should not be looked at solely through the lens of conflict but as a nation with legitimate and unique story, values and aspirations.
Students Supporting Israel is an independent, nonpartisan, grassroots campus movement that was created by students, for students, in order to organize a strong and united pro-Israel front on college campuses. We are made up of students from different political, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, all working together as Students Supporting Israel. We believe in grassroots action, and want to empower students who support Israel on campus to lead their fellow students and the campus community.