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Jul 3, 2017, 5:07 AM
That Moment on Har Herzl
Last month I left for Canada Israel Experience's first ever LGBTQ+ Taglit-Birthright Israel trip. For ten days in early June I embarked on a whirlwind tour of some of the very best that the Jewish State and its people...
Nov 14, 2016, 9:49 PM
Stop Politically ‘Waking’ Preschool Children
Normally I wouldn't write a Times of Israel blog post about something unrelated to Judaism, Israel or some other Jewish theme or topic, but since TOI was the platform on which some of these moronic reflections were written, I...
Aug 10, 2016, 12:20 AM
BDS Makes Its Way to Thornhill
BDS, the "Boycott, Divest and Sanctions" movement designed to politically and economically assail Israel, and by extension Jews world-wide, has finally infiltrated my community of Thornhhill, a bustling suburb immediately North of Toronto. Yesterday, a image of a tub of...
Jun 3, 2016, 10:42 PM
In Defence of Using Art for Israel Solidarity
This semester Hasbara at York hosted three pro-Israel events that had a major artistic focus, and participated in one hosted by the student union. Each event was accompanied by some pro-Israel message or discussion, because only very rarely do...
Mar 23, 2016, 3:49 PM
What The YorkU Mural Controversy Taught Me
In the on-going public dialogue in the Jewish community about the campus environment, the "Palestinian Roots" mural in the York University student center has dominated the discourse, and has become something of a flashpoint for all of the anti-Jewish...
Feb 11, 2016, 7:20 AM
A Response to Sheri Oz’s “Much Ado About Nothing at York University”
On Thursday, February 4th, York University in Toronto, Canada hosted a protest. The protest in question was organized by the YUDivest Coalition, formed chiefly by Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA), Amnesty International at York (AIY) and the undergraduate student's...
Dec 24, 2015, 10:52 AM
A Successful Fall 2015 Semester for HasbaraYork (PHOTOS)
With the fall semester behind us, looking back on all of the wonderful activities and experience of the term is an enjoyable act. Hasbara York, York University's completely student run Israel advocacy group, enjoyed one of its busiest three...
Dec 15, 2015, 5:13 AM
Reality Check: It Was Not an Anti-Chanukah Protest
On December 3rd, the students at York University held what was supposed to be a silent protest in the school's main rotunda to demonstrate against the school's investiture in products that contribute to war and occupation. Adorned with plenty...
Sep 16, 2015, 7:58 AM
Not Everything Written about Campus Needs to Be Positive — And That’s OK!
This is my 8th blog post on The Times of Israel. Primarily, I write about campus, York University specifically. The last seven writings have dealt with or at least in some way touched on the anti-Jewish "unpleasantness" that is...
Sep 1, 2015, 11:10 AM
What if we all worked together on campus?
School is resuming, and I am eagerly awaiting resuming pro-Israel campus advocacy. HasbaraYork is coming back to another year with a particularly energetic team, a base of active student membership, and plans to fill the year with a diversity...
Willem Hart is a social science and Jewish studies student at York University in Toronto. He is an active member in the pro-Israel scene, and a lifelong disabilities service worker and advocate.