“As a Jew, my connection to Israel is a core aspect of my identity, and I hoped that this trip would help me to experience Israel through a new lens,” Wright wrote.
The trip is set to leave for Israel at the end of December. Wright made it clear that the trip entails visits to Israel and the Palestinian territories “to meet with politicians, journalists, and locals from all sides to better understand a very nuanced geopolitical conflict.”
She then explained on Facebook that as a result of her decision to participate on the trip, “the SSMU Legislative Council voted to call for my resignation from my positions in student government.
“The SSMU president personally singled me out, and actively encouraged others to attack me,” she added, highlighting that only she was targeted, despite the fact that another non-Jewish councilor is joining her on the trip.
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