Task force helps students fight for Israel

David Brog, CEO of the Maccabee Task Force, explains how his organization helps pro-Israel students fight BDS.

Yoni Kempinski,

David Brog
David Brog
Yoni Kempinski

Arutz Sheva spoke with David Brog, the Executive Director of Christians United For Israel (CUFI), at the Israeli American Council (IAC) conference in Washington.

Brog also serves as the CEO of Maccabee Task Force, an organization which helps students fight for Israel.

The group goes to campuses in the United States which face serious challenges from anti-Israel organizations and enables pro-Israel students to fight back.

Many students, said Brog, “are not there to be pro-Israel activists. They’re there to get an education, to go to grad schools, to have girlfriends, to enjoy life. Unfortunately, as you know, many of the activists against Israel are full-time activists. They’re not on campus to get a good education. They’re paid to be there to fight against Israel.”

The good news, he continued, is “that there are pro-Israel students who want to push back. There are pro-Israel students who want to tell the truth, and when we go to campuses and say, ‘We want you to think big. We want you to dream big. Anything you want to do this year to promote Israel, to fight BDS – tell us. We want to fund it and make it happen’, they’re very excited to meet us and to work with us.”

“If we’re not there to back them up, they might start to think that they’re wrong. That Israel is wrong. If we show them support and encourage them that they’re right, they’ll stay in the fight and we can encourage them to do bigger and better things,” stressed Brog.

Maccabee Task Force is not a specifically Jewish organization but rather works with all pro-Israel students.

“What we’re there to say is, ‘Don’t forget. Our side is right. Our side is just, and don’t feel overwhelmed or discouraged by the resources and the determination of the Israel haters. We’re going to bring resources and determination to our side. You’re not alone. We’ve got your back. Go forth and tell the truth,’” said Brog.




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