Archive for: Palestine

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 […]

 
 

Straightforward: The Simplicity of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Straightforward: The Simplicity of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

BY HENRY CLEMENTS The American media tend to portray the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as hugely complicated and mired in controversy.  The situation is deadlocked, we are told, and no one agrees on the components of a final settlement. In reality, beyond U.S. borders, there exists hardly any disagreement at all. Indeed, […]

 
 

Number 194*

Number 194*

Yesterday, thousands took to the streets of Ramallah, Bethlehem, Facebookistan to celebrate Palestine’s acceptance in the UN as a non-member state. Some of my friends on Facebook congratulated the people of Palestine on becoming the newest state. Perhaps the UN vote is the beginning of a new chapter, giving Palestine […]

 
 

A Yellow License Plate

A Yellow License Plate

Ever since last Wednesday, I have been asked multiple times, how, as a Jew, I can stand up for the Palestinians, who are firing rockets indiscriminately into Israeli sovereign territory. With much deliberation and a great deal of struggle, I have come to some conclusions. These views are based on […]

 
 

An Open Letter to Taka Yamaguchi

An Open Letter to Taka Yamaguchi

Note: This post in response to this article posted on the website discussing the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians.   Dear Mr. Yamaguchi, I would like to respond to your open invitation to engage in what you correctly call “important discourse” regarding the situation faced by both Israelis and Palestinians. […]