"After agreeing months ago to host a group that supports targeted divestment from Israel, The Educational Alliance’s 14th Street Y last week slammed the door on the group’s event with less than 48 hours’ notice.
The cancellation seems to have come after the event transformed from a low-key gathering to one that might generate media attention.
The Alliance cited safety and security concerns.
The May 27 “Go and Learn” event, which was instead held outdoors in a nearby park, was organized byYoung, Jewish And Proud (YJP), the youth affiliate of Jewish Voice for Peace. The latter group is the only Jewish organization to be branded anti-Israel by the Anti-Defamation League."