The fight against the boycott of Israel is a long battle. I appreciate the efforts done by Jewish organizations at the “top” level, meeting with representatives of various organizations in the USA. However, there is a need for a constant effort to directly engage and educate people at the “bottom”: teachers at K12 schools and lecturers at small and middle size colleges and universities in the US.
I live in California and I have done this in California: I directly contacted teachers at K12 schools and lecturers at the twenty campuses of the California State University. Hundreds downloaded my three books (shown in the photo above.)
But there are 50 states in the US. If you are a Jewish parent who cares about the education your kids receive in public schools, and you live in any one of these states, including California, do not wait for the next crisis, the next war in the Middle East: teachers and lecturers make up their minds based on the information (and misinformation) they get day-after-day, and when a crisis pops up, most of them have already formed an opinion.
Hence, begin contacting teachers and lecturers in your state now: talk to them, email to them, let them know what you think. Now. And keep doing this at every opportunity you consider opportune or necessary. Let your voice be heard.
If you do not have the time to write a new essay or book, refer teachers to my three books: they can be downloaded for free. (They are available also at Amazon. Their digital edition is very handy: it is priced at only $1, the minimum allowable by Amazon.)
I especially recommend the book titled “The Abraham Accords: Enabling dialog and inclusiveness”. It presents the ideas and perspectives of young people from Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrein, Syria and Israel. Their backgrounds are very varied and their life experiences quite captivating to listen to. They are all in favor of dialog, reconciliation and inclusiveness. Everything that is so opposite to boycotting and demonizing the “other”. I think that this book will resonate with teachers who truly care about educating students, instead of indoctrinating them.
I published also a translation of this book in Spanish, titled: “Los Acuerdos de Abraham: Habilitando el diálogo y la reconciliación”. If you live in México or Latin América or Spain – use this book.
Finally, my third book is directed to fighting head-to-head those who openly promote the demonization of the Jewish people and the boycott of Israel. Its title is: “Boycott of Israel is wrong: How to fight it”. If you like confronting and debating them in the public space – this is the book I recommend.
I include below the links to a free download of my three books:
Keep safe from the pandemic and have a Happier 2022 New Year!