Sunday, January 23, 2011

Boca Raton JSU Students Learn About Anti-Semitism On College Campuses

Matt Weisbaum (Jerusalem Online University) , Josh Broide and Raphael Shore (Director of Crossing the Line)
Students at the screening

Following the movie, the Director answers questions from the audience
More than a hundred people gathered at Boca Raton Synagogue tonight to watch the community screening of Crossing the Line: The Intifada Comes to Campus, produced by acclaimed filmmaker Raphael Shore and directed by Wayne Kopping, explores the proliferation of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incidents on North American college campuses. In particular, the film explores the rapid growth of such incidents following the launch of Operation Cast Lead by Israel’s military into Gaza in late December 2008 and January 2009. The documentary demonstrates the blurring of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic lines, showing how the War evoked deep anti-Jewish sentiments amongst college students and professors.

The film explores the context of these hostilities, by demonstrating the financial ties between Middle Eastern Studies departments and Arab states; the often biased and Pro-Palestinian education received by students in college classes; and the historical connection between the Muslim Student Association and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Interspersed with accounts from Jewish Students and campus professionals, the film offers a glimpse into the experiences of Jewish college students who are actively involved in the daily struggle of supporting the State of Israel and fighting against biased misinformation both in and out of the classroom.
For more information on the film please click on the following link:

Co-sponsored by: JSU South Florida, the JCC, Boca Raton Synagogue and the Boca Raton Jewish Experience.

Raphael Shore is a Canadian-Israeli film writer, producer, and Rabbi. He is the founder of The Clarion Fund, a non-profit organization that seeks to advance the idea that the United States faces a threat of radical Islam. Shore wrote and produced the documentary films Relentless: The Struggle for Peace in the Middle East, Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West, and The Third Jihad: Radical Islam's Vision for America, scheduled for release in May 2009. Shore's documentary about radical Islam, Obsession, became a controversial part of the 2008 presidential campaign when he distributed copies of it to 28 million voters in U.S. swing states in an apparent attempt to convince them of the dangers of Islamic terror in the run-up to the election. Shore has declined to reveal who funded both the production of the film or dissemination of the DVDs. Shore is also a regular critic of the media coverage on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, coverage which he alleges is regularly anti-Israel. Shore previously worked for Aish HaTorah, an Orthodox organization devoted to promoting Jewish learning, and has collaborated with its sub-organization, Honest Reporting, a pro-Israel media watchdog site. Raphael Shore is the twin brother of Ephraim Shore, the former head of Honest Reporting. In 2010 Shore released the documentary film, Crossing the Line: The Intifada Comes to Campus.

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