Post Tagged with: "israel"

GREGORY: Boycotting Peace, A Solution that Backfires

Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories is fundamentally wrong. On an ethical level it is an affront to the values of human rights and national self-determination, perpetuating an injustice that forced an innocent population into diaspora and exile. In legal terms, settlement construction in the West Bank and restrictions on[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

In Search of Diplomatic Respect

I am a Palestinian in J Street U, a pro-Israel, pro-Palestine, pro-peace organization that advocates a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and this week was particularly trying for me. This past week, Georgetown Students for Justice in Palestine took part in the annual International Israeli Apartheid Week, and I[Read More…]

by March 22, 2016 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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School of Foreign Service Professor Yvonne Haddad, Anglican priest Naim Ateek and human rights lawyer Jonathan Kuttab discussed the problems faced by the Christian minority in Israel and Palestine at a panel discussion Friday in Copley Formal Lounge.

Peace Activists Discuss Christianity in Palestine

Anglican priest Naim Ateek and Mandela Institute for Palestinian Prisoners co-founder Jonathan Kuttab discussed several issues faced by the Christian minority in Israel and Palestine in a panel discussion in Copley Formal Lounge on Friday. The event, which was titled “Christians in the Holy Land,” was organized by the Prince[Read More…]

by September 29, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Worlds Away in Jordan, Identity Remains Masked

Worlds Away in Jordan, Identity Remains Masked

On the first day of my semester abroad in Amman, Jordan, my program director explained to my group that if we were not Muslim or Christian, “It’s easiest just to tell people you’re Christian.” I did not think it would be particularly hard to avoid telling people that I was[Read More…]

by March 17, 2015 3 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Avoid Empty Rhetoric

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress on Tuesday was nothing if not controversial. Both the timing of his arrival and the content of his address polarized groups on Georgetown’s campus and across the nation. It is important, however, to take the claims and justifications of both sides of[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Palestine, BDS, and Richard Falk: An Answer to GIA

Palestine, BDS, and Richard Falk: An Answer to GIA

The Georgetown Israel Alliance (GIA) seems to have taken considerable exception to an earlier campus event featuring a lecture and question-and-answer session with Princeton international law scholar and former U.N. Special Rapporteur Richard Falk. Subsequently, a member of the GIA went on to dismiss and denounce the event as having[Read More…]

by December 28, 2014 4 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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A GIA Response to Former UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk

On Tuesday, December 2, a handful of Georgetown students in Copley Formal Lounge were treated to an evening of half-truths and inflammatory rhetoric by Richard Falk. Falk, brought to campus by Students for Justice in Palestine and the Lecture Fund, was the United Nations Special Rapporteur on “the situation of[Read More…]

by December 18, 2014 8 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Palestinians Talk Education

Students from Birzeit University in the West Bank spoke about violations of the right to education under Israeli occupation in an event sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine on Tuesday. The students visited Georgetown as a stop on their U.S. Right to Education Tour, a two week trip to[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Scholar Discusses Israel’s Arab Citizens

Professor Avraham Sela, a senior research fellow at the Harry S. Truman Institute and the A. Ephraim and Shirley Diamond Professor of International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, gave a lecture about Arab citizens of Israel on Monday. The event, sponsored by the Program for Jewish Civilization and[Read More…]

by November 11, 2014 1 comment Campus News, News
TINA NIU FOR THE HOYA
Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor Ruth Gavison talked about Judaism in Israel.

Professor Discusses Judaism’s Role in Israel

Ruth Gavison, a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a founding member of the Israel Association for Civil Rights, spoke about the Jewishness of Israel and its implications Wednesday in Copley Formal Lounge. The event, sponsored by the Program for Jewish Civilization and School of Foreign Service, is[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News