That's the upbeat message from Gabriel Scheinmann, who's a visiting fellow at the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs in Washington, DC, in his recent, example-packed, worth-reading account here.
And to continue the theme of the isolation trend bucked, although Israel is demonised on so many campuses in the English-speaking world, it's delightful to see a student, and a non-Jewish student at that, organising a fightback. Here's an interview with 19-year-old Chloé Valdary, a Christian African-American sophomore at the University of New Orleans,concerning her ardent support of Israel:
And here (hat tip: readers Ian and Shirlee) is a heart-warming article focusing on the valiant Chloé, who has formed the group "Allies of Israel" since, as she so feelingly put it in her rousing speech,
”anti-Semitism is rising, ladies and gentlemen. Jew-hatred is spreading. That thing we said would never happen again is happening. In Europe, in Hungary, Britain, Spain anti-Semitism has increased. Last year there were 386 anti-Semitic acts in France alone. Up 45 per cent from the previous year. In the Middle East Mein Kampf is a bestseller, and Hitler is routinely praised...."
All praise and gratitude to Chloé (the name of a shepherdess in celebrated pastoral poetry, of course) and her flock as they counter the BDS movement and other manifestations of Israel-hatred on campus.