Jewish Student at Montreal’s McGill University Told: Cancel Trip to Israel or Withdraw from Student Govt.
A Jewish-Canadian student at Montreal’s McGill University has been told to cancel a planned trip to Israel or to resign from her role in the Student Society of McGill University. Jordyn Wright has refused to do either, risking impeachment once she returns from the Hillel-sponsored trip.
The “Face to Face” trip aims to foster a better understanding of the region, with students meeting politicians and journalists in Israel.
“As a Jew, my connection to Israel is a core aspect of my identity, and I hoped that this trip would help me to experience Israel through a new lens,” Wright wrote in a Facebook post which has been shared over 1,600 times.
Wright further described how the Student Society held a vote on requesting her to resign which subsequently passed. A non-Jewish member of the Society who is also participating in the Hillel trip faced no criticism, according to Wright.