J Street U Brown
Advocating Peace and Justice in Israel/Palestine
J Street U Brown is a chapter in a national student movement dedicated to elevating strong American leadership towards a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We are Pro-Israel, Pro-Palestine, and Pro-Peace. We are changing the discourse in the pro-Israel community from blaming the “other side” to focusing on what we can do to bring about peace.
In addition to working with other campus groups to counter anti-Israel movements such as BDS, one of our main efforts is implementing J Street U’s “Follow the Money” campaign in Rhode Island. This initiative aims to ensure that our local Jewish community’s support of Israel does not support West Bank settlements, which we see as an obstacle to peace.
We also hold numerous events on campus. During a recent outbreak of violence and terrorism in Israel and the West Bank, we held an open discussion of current events at which students with a wide range of opinions expressed themselves and reacted to the reality of the status quo.
Recently, we brought Avner Gvaryahu of Breaking the Silence to Brown’s campus. Mr. Gvaryahu is a former soldier in the Israel Defense Forces who served in the West Bank and was disturbed by the way that the Israeli military presence there interferes with the lives of Palestinians and infringes on their rights.
J Street U is always recruiting students interested in attending national and regional conferences, and is always looking for new members.
Contact Andrew Marmor & Shira Bartov for more information