Birth of a Movement

Roz Rothstein and StandWithUs help others speak up for Israel   Dismayed by the lack of organized support for Israelis in the face of the Second Intifada, three Californians refused to be bystanders. “We did not have a grand plan, we began to meet the immediate need of a voice to support the Israeli people,”…


StandWithUs changes conversation in Northwest

PHOTO: This year StandWithUs combined its Israel in Focus student conference with a community conference on Combating BDS. The joint conference in Los Angeles drew many participants from the Pacific Northwest. From left are Roland Roth, SWU Northwest managing director; Noa Raman, SWU Northwest campus director; Shayla Norris-York, Portland State University; Roz Rothstein, SWU co-founder…


Ari Shapiro considers all things

Journalist and singer brings understanding home to Portland Ari Shapiro has traveled the world as a journalist with NPR and a guest singer with Pink Martini. Now he wants to share the world he’s experienced with the city where he grew up – Portland. “Between songs I talk about places I’ve been, people I’ve met…

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