Friday, November 16, 2018

Interfaith Scouts meeting boycotts French Jews

Belying the impression that BDS only targets Israelis, not Jews, two French-Jewish scouts were excluded from a recent international meeting in Tunisia, ironically intended to further 'interfaith dialogue'. The Times of Israel reports:


Jewish French community leaders have complained after organizers of an interfaith meeting in Tunisia for members of the Scouts movement rescinded an invitation to French Jewish delegates following pressure by promoters of boycotts against Israel.

The two delegates of the International Forum of Jewish Scouts were excluded from the meeting held last week in the resort town of Hammamet for members of the youth movement from around the world. Titled “Interfaith Dialogue Ambassadors,” the event brought together 150 participants from 24 countries.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Because they are minors, I am redacting the names, although they show up in the URL. RO is one of the Scouts who was asked to return home. http://www.jewishscoutsforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/elias_ruth_alexandros-360x450.jpg A[] M[] (Greece) and R[] O[] (France) received the Nachshon Fellowship Award. October 29, 2017 - 9 Heshvan 5778 https://www.jewishscoutsforum.org/alexandros-modiano-greece-and-ruth-ouazana-france-received-the-nachshon-fellowship-award/?c=3

A November 18, 2018 - 10 Kislev 5779 message from the International Union of Muslim Scouts (IUMS) posted to https://www.jewishscoutsforum.org/:
Dear all, On behalf of IUMS President and on my behalf I apologize to brothers: R[] O[], and A[] S[] for the prohibition by the Tunisian judicial authority of their participation in the Wor. https://www.jewishscoutsforum.org/message-from-the-international-union-of-muslim-scouts-iums/?c=3

--Malca

Anonymous said...

That is gracious of the leaders to apologize, but where were the other 148 attendees (and their adult leaders) who did not apologize? The Scouting organization can create a Voice-of-Dissent badge that Scouts can earn should something similar occur in the future.