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.
The New Norm: Arab and Israel Relations
The SSI team covers a complex topic which has recently come to a turning point. The Arab and Israel foreign relations have been enduring the normalization process for quite some time, and most recently with the groundbreaking Abraham Accords between the UAE and Israel. We will discuss the history and challenges of normalization between the Arab states and Israel, giving examples of successes and challenges in approaching and reaching normalized relations with insight from special guest speakers!
Back to School, But Make It Virtual...
Though campus life may not be kicked into full gear this semester, SSI is still going full force! We have launched our campus coordinator program for next semester, we've begun our virtual learning through the SSI-U series, we've added 3 new chapters in the USA, 11 Argentinian schools and 1 in Mexico! With campus restrictions still underway, we’ve been very active online, hosting 22 webinars (access on our youtube & website) and rapid growth on our social media presence! It's a good time to be an SSI-er!
Spring Semester Update
What has SSI been doing all semester? From the largest National Conference ever, to the Eyal Dror Tour, UNDENIED program, GROW Israel campaign, our Lecture series, Bomb Shelters, and MORE! SSI has had the busiest semester yet, and we invite you to join us in a summary of the nonstop work on our campuses!
Do you ever wonder HOW these anti-Israel groups are relative to the causes they latch on to? Do the progressive movements have equality in their oppressions, or have the anti-Israel activists manipulated these topics to further their own agenda? SSI goes over the idea of intersectionality, and why anti-Israel groups have hijacked the narratives of oppressed minorities for their own advantage
Change of Perspective: Anti to Pro-Israel
It seems anti-Israel activists are always stuck in their ways. We see students trying tirelessly to convince them that Israel is not the antagonizer, but the epitome of diversity and democracy. In this episode, SSI hears from a former anti-Israel account, Abe Haak, who has dedicated his new pro-Israel outlook as his life mission, noting that in some cases a change of perspective IS possible. There are endless reasons why EVERYONE should support Israel, and SSI lays it all out for you in this episode.
Israel Inside Student Governments
As the topic of Israel heats up on campuses, decision makers in student government hold key positions in determining the campus climate towards the Jewish state. In this episode SSI discusses accounts of severe bias against Israel in student governments, actions to be taken on the offense and defense of Israel within it, and SSI’s vital role in electing active representatives to these institutions, supporting and encouraging students in their advocacy efforts both in and out of student government.