It wasn’t planned this way. It’s just a coincidence. Really.

By the time you read this, I’ll probably be in the car driving to Poughkeepsie, NY, where I will appear tonight at 7 p.m. to give a speech in support of Israel and academic freedom.

And against the Open Letter signed by 39 Vassar faculty members — none of whom took up my debate challenge — who support the American Studies Association boycott of Israel.

Maybe I’ll play this recording of David Ben-Gurion reading the Israeli Declaration of Independence:

Things have been tense lately at Vassar when it comes to Israel.

While I’m not expecting “trouble,” I thought you might like to see what trouble for pro-Israel speakers on campuses looks like, in the video below taken at UC Davis in February 2012:

Jonathan Marks writes at Commentary about The Fight Against BDS on the Left.