St. Louis Jewish group slams Canary Mission for blacklisting local student

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Canary Mission posts political dossiers on student activists, hoping it will be more difficult for its subjects to find work after college.

By Josh Nathan-Kazis | Forward | Feb 22, 2019

‘I’m a college sophomore. I didn’t expect to start my second year living away from home by feeling stalked by an international, shadowy organization. Seeing your face, and details about your life, on a website that you know means to slander you is a surreal, disconcerting experience.’
— Sophie Hurwitz, Wellesley College sophomore

Jewish officials in St. Louis are slamming the online blacklist website Canary Mission for posting a dossier on a college student who grew up in the local Jewish community.

“While we advocate strongly for a safe, secure and democratic state of Israel, we unequivocally reject anyone who seeks to shut down discussion and disagreement about the Jewish state through intimidation tactics,” the leaders of the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis wrote in a letter to the editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The letter was in response to a story in the Post-Dispatch on February 15 about Canary Mission’s dossier on Sophie Hurwitz, a Wellesley College student who is from the St. Louis Jewish community, and who is active in the anti-Zionist group Jewish Voice for Peace.

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