Ohio Christian Alliance

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                    December 5, 2017

Today, the Ohio Legislature made a strong statement speaking out against anti-Semitism on Ohio college campuses by passing HCR10, the resolution that addresses the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel and condemns increasing incidents of anti-Semitism on Ohio college campuses.

The Ohio Christian Alliance is pleased to lend its support to HCR 10, the resolution to which Representatives Andy Thompson and David Greenspan, along with 25 other co-sponsors, have signed on, a resolution to condemn the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement against the State of Israel, and to condemn increasing incidents of anti-Semitism on Ohio college campuses.

OCA President Chris Long stated, "The recent Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, initiated by some groups hostile to the State of Israel on college campuses in Ohio, has created an atmosphere of fear and intimidation of Jewish students, as the State of Israel has been targeted, Jews specifically. In September of this year on the eve of Yom Kippur, the most holy day on the Jewish calendar, another anti-Semitic incident took place on the campus of Ohio University in Athens, as reported by the Athens Post. Nazi swastikas were painted in the dormitories and sidewalks around the university grounds. University authorities investigated the incident.

The liberators, Ohio veterans, in whose honor the Holocaust Memorial is partly erected, and which now stands on the South Statehouse Lawn, would be ashamed to hear that this is happening again, for they were the eye witnesses of the atrocities as they liberated the concentration camps in Europe."

Representative Thompson made this statement in his floor speech today in the Ohio House in support of HCR 10, "Wherever we traveled in Israel, from the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum to the Western Wall, from the Dead Sea to Tel Aviv, we heard about the importance of opposing the BDS movement and of the work Ohio has done to support Israel. HCR10 is another important step in that effort. HCR10 recognizes these threats not just to the nation of Israel, but also to Jewish students and others who wish to defend Israel on our college campuses."

OCA was pleased to work with Mike Goldstein of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, Ed Douglas of Christians United for Israel, and Representatives Thompson and Greenspan for the passage of this resolution.


Contact Chris Long 330-887-192


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