As our campuses re-open and we enter the trenches of post-pandemic college life, we prepare ourselves for the virus which has been infecting our campuses rapidly on a yearly basis: antisemitism. The symbolism of masks is unironic in this instance, as the masks regarding the COVID-19 pandemic served as a tool to stop the spread; whereas the masks for antisemitism, (i.e anti-zionism) encourage, enable, and even extend one of the world’s oldest forms of hatred.

In May of this year…


SSI Students and Supporters: Meet Rebekah Mann!

Dear SSI students and members of the movement, my name is Rebekah Mann, a graduate of Kennesaw State University, class of 2021. This academic year I am pleased to be joining the SSI national team as the Director of Campus Programming and Strategic Partnerships, and I look forward to engaging with you and getting to know you.

I was born in Atlanta, GA, and my family connection to Israel goes back to my great-grandpa, Julie Kravitz, who planted 30,000 trees to invest in the beautiful country we all know and love. He was…


One year ago, on a chilly September morning, I was the first person to line up near the White House visitor’s gate at precisely 7 am. It was September 15, 2020 the morning of the signing of the Abraham Accords. As the gates only opened at 9 am for the event, the second person in line did not show up until 8:05 am. Nevertheless, I told myself the night before there was no way I am missing a morning like this sleeping in. This is a moment I’d waited to see for nearly my whole life. I was born in…


This is Amanda Cetina’s first official year as a Students Supporting Israel chapter President. Binghamton University hosts one of SSI’s newest chapters, founded by Junior, Politics Philosophy and Law (PPL) and Hebrew double major, Amanda Cetina, during the off-campus COVID-19 restrictions of 2020.

Amanda wanted to start SSI Binghamton because there wasn’t a space for everyone.

“We needed a space for right-wing and left-wing Zionists, a space for those that know nothing about Israel, and those that are Israeli to their core.”

Amanda chose SSI because of the student-led methodology where students have autonomy to run their own programs, and…


In 2018 I visited Brown University. In 2021, nothing has changed.

Three years ago, as we got to campus and set our table, we could never imagine that at Brown University we would meet some of the most radical “progressive” students. The students at Brown University would openly say Israel doesn’t have the right to exist. These students identify more with the terrorist organization of Hamas than our democratic ally, the State of Israel. It was at Brown University where a group of 18–21 years old students ended up calling the local police department in order to remove us from…


Romy Ronen

In the past few months, NYC has become increasingly dangerous for Jews. Antisemitism and Jewish hatred are on the rise. In May alone, there were a series of antisemitic attacks in the city, including a person being burned after being attacked with fireworks and another person being beaten in the streets by a mob of “anti-Israel” protestors. These trends have continued into June, with swastikas found on buildings in Battery Park and a Jewish man robbed and harassed in Brooklyn. The tides are rising and there is no indication that these trends are going to stop anytime soon.


Celebrating 9 Years of Activism!

9 years ago today, Students Supporting Israel was first registered as a student club at the University of Minnesota.

SSI was registered following the Israeli “Apartheid” week events on campus as no students or student organizations countered a week full of hateful events that spread antisemitism and attacked the core of Israel’s existence. Many at the time said that starting a club named Students Supporting Israel was too “provocative”.

On March 12, 2012 SSI was a registered student club on campus. On November 2012 as the new academic year has started, the Israeli Defense Force…


Students Supporting Israel (SSI) is excited to announce the launch of a new event. SSI will be hosting the first-ever IHRA Definition of Antisemitism Summit. This will be a virtual convention for zionist students, featuring a panel of speakers from across the world. The summit will take place via zoom on April 11th, 2021 following Yom HaShoah, Israel’s national Holocaust remembrance day.

During the 2020/21 academic school year SSI has, so far, successfully pushed for the official adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition at nine different universities. Since 2014, SSI has successfully passed 20 legislative pieces through…


Today, February 3rd, 2021 marks a new achievement for Students Supporting Israel (SSI), as well as pro-Israel, Zionist, Jewish student activists across the nation — 20 bills that were proposed in student governments by SSI activists, have successfully passed and been adopted by universities across the United States, Canada, and Argentina.

This week the University of California Santa Barbara student government passed legislation to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of antisemitism. This is the 10th university to pass IHRA legislation in an ongoing effort to combat antisemitism and support the Jewish peoples’ right to self-determination since August…


The SSI movement has set itself an important goal this academic year. The national movement and its chapters are working on promoting the official adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism by student governments, academic departments, and school deans. For years, our community has been struggling to come up with ways to combat the rising antisemitism on campuses. At SSI, we believe that a proactive approach to fighting antisemitism is crucial, and so SSI’s campaign #DEFINEittoFIGHTit was born. We begin with asking academic institutions to formally define antisemitism.

IHRA, an intergovernmental organization founded in 1998, developed…

SSI National

Students Supporting Israel (SSI) is a pro-Israel international campus movement that supports the State of Israel.

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