The Group

Flagship Program

The Gideon Group is a comprehensive training program for college students and IDF reservists which provides in depth knowledge of the reality in Israel as well as the tools for combatting BDS on US campuses.

At a time when anti-Semitism is on the rise and hate organizations are defaming Israel on every possible stage, there is a huge need for strong and knowledgeable activists to challenge and refute the lies.

These students comprise the core of our activists who go onto challenge BDS directly on US campuses.

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What Our Volunteers Have to Say

"The Gideon Group gave me the chance to personally make a difference in the lives of Jewish and Pro Israeli students suffering from abuse at the hands of BDS groups on American campuses."
Kayla Dolin
Gideon Group Alumni
"RoD gave us the platform to defend Israel using our own experiences from the IDF. Students on college campuses today don’t care about facts, stories are what resonates with them. It’s amazing to see the change in their perspective once hearing our stories.”
Leor Bialy
Gideon Group Alumni
"Sitting in Israel and watching it continue to be misrepresented around the world isn't fun, especially when I know that I can help. To know that I can make a difference AND that RoD can get me to those places has allowed me to engage in meaningful dialogue and help others learn the truth about Israel."
Daniel Hochman
Gideon Group Alumni

The yearlong training program includes:

– Lectures and meetings with opinion leaders, politicians, journalists, and military personnel

– Practice sessions for speaking in front of an audience and mock debates

– Enrichment tours in strategic areas (Hebron, the Gaza border etc)

– Exposure to new strategies for challenging BDS

The registration for the 2019-2020 Gideon Group is now open!