Archive for: Palestine

Humanizing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Humanizing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

BY HANNAH WALDMAN AND WUPR STAFF As students who are particularly engaged in Israeli politics, we experienced a flurry of articles depicting violence as the Israel-Hamas war raged and one-sided claims about the conflict inundated our newsfeeds. Amidst the anarchic free-for-all that is 21st century media, we both saw an […]

 
 

Wash U Stands with Israel: A Message from the College Democrats and the College Republicans

Wash U Stands with Israel: A Message from the College Democrats and the College Republicans

BY MIKE HOLTZ, JIMMY LOOMIS, & KAITY CULLEN As the presidents of College Democrats and College Republicans, we are deeply concerned by the summer’s escalation of violence between Israel and Hamas. We recognize that a peaceful and stable Middle East is crucial to America’s national security and foreign policy interests, […]

 
 

For the Sake of Jingoism

For the Sake of Jingoism

BY ARI SPITZER Amidst photos friends had posted, and articles about the FIFA World Cup that populated my newsfeed, a headline appeared: “Search for Israeli Teenagers Ends in Tragedy.” Slowly but surely with each refresh, the headline and others like it pervaded my social networks. Three yeshiva students in Israel, […]

 
 

Parsing “Apartheid”

Parsing “Apartheid”

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a Washington behemoth famous and notorious for its clout on Capitol Hill, prefers to work behind the scenes. Sure, once a year they throw a giant party in the Washington Convention Center that over half of Congress regularly attends along with a press contingent […]

 
 

An Unpleasant Debate

An Unpleasant Debate

BY JOE LENOFF This article is in response to Hen Mazzig’s article in JNS. Last week, J Street U and St. Louis Hillel invited Oded Na’aman, a philosophy student and member of the group Breaking the Silence, to speak at the St. Louis Hillel at Wash U. Mazzig attended the […]

 
 

An Open Letter to Chancellor Wrighton

An Open Letter to Chancellor Wrighton

BY HENRY CLEMENTS Dear Chancellor Wrighton, I feel disappointed rather than assured by your recent email regarding the boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Not everyone in the Washington University community opposes the boycott. Some of us endorse it. The statement you included in your email asserts that “a boycott of […]

 
 

A Realistic Approach to the Israeli-Arab Conflict

A Realistic Approach to the Israeli-Arab Conflict

BY MEYTAL CHERNOFF  In a world where we are enamored with quick fixes, we like to see everything as black and white. But when we are examining the nuances of the Israeli-Arab conflict, simplicity and quick fixes are difficult, if not impossible, to find. The article, “The Simplicity of the […]