NGO Monitor Columbia University alumni write to Dean of Columbia Law School regarding statement on Prof. Katherine Franke's involvement in BDS campaigns.
The Israeli government has prepared a list of 20 organizations that lead BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns, such that officials of these groups will not be allowed to enter Israel. Reasonable people can disagree on whether or not banning activists who seek to harm the country they desire to enter is the best policy approach or not.
Yitzhak Santis maintains that "Open Hillel" has a hidden political agenda. In its campaign, it is a partner with the anti-Israel Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), which seeks to gain entry into Hillels across the county to mainstream the BDS campaign against Israel.
While the Open Hillel campaign claims that it does not advocate for BDS, or for any other political position on Israel-Palestine, the alliance with Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP) demonstrates otherwise.