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"A More Complex Understanding"

Forward.com published an op-ed by Ella Ben Hagai, "Why BDS Debates Actually Benefit Jews." 

Our findings suggest that the reaction and debates over the BDS are emotional, passionate, and tumultuous. Nevertheless, they also are associated with a more complex understanding of Israel. These debates bring Jewish students to a deeper study of Israeli politics. Such study is associated with a shift away from a romantic view of Israel to a more complex and sophisticated understanding.