Midreshet Shalhevet Students Rally Against the U.N.’s Anti-Israel Resolution
When Israel is put down and Anti-Semitism is on the rise, the students at Midreshet Shalhevet understand the necessity of standing up for what they believe in and making their voices heard. Standing outside of the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, on Wednesday, January 11, the students held up posters and chanted slogans to rally against U.N. Resolution 2334 that passed a few weeks ago on December 23 during a U.N. Security Council assembly. This resolution was another example of undeserved animosity against the State of Israel.
There have been over twenty resolutions against the State of Israel since 2014 and only one each against Syria and North Korea. These resolutions are impeding on Israel’s ability to achieve the ultimate goal of peace and are a blatant example of Anti-Israel bias. Midreshet Shalhevet imbues its students with a sense of responsibility to take a stand against those who oppose our homeland and understand it is crucial that we stand up against the bias. The students at Midreshet Shalhevet truly understand what it means to be an advocate. According to Rabbi Zev Meir Friedman, “Teaching our students to be passionate and concerned about issues that pertain to the Jewish community and social justice is an integral part of our educational philosophy.”
Zahava Fertig is a senior Midreshet Shalhevet High School for Girls in North Woodmere