Post Tagged with: "israel"

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
Protesters met at the Sabra Hummus House, a pop-up hummus restaurant on Wisconsin Avenue, to protest the company’s support of the Israeli army.

Protest Targets Sabra’s Israel Support

A group of protesters gathered outside the Sabra Hummus House pop-up shop on Wisconsin Avenue NW Monday evening to protest the company owners’ support of the Golani brigade of the Israeli army, in a demonstration organized by the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. In the intermittent rain, protesters[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 4 comments City News, News
KRISTEN SKILLMAN/THE HOYA
Jonathan Schanzer discusses the Palestinian political system.

Expert Talks Palestine Perspective

Counterterrorism expert Jonathan Schanzer said Palestinian politics are overlooked in the field of Middle Eastern studies in a lecture in White-Gravenor Hall on Wednesday. The event was co-sponsored by the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs and the Georgetown Israel Alliance. During his talk, Schanzer emphasized the fact that many people[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 1 comment Campus News, News
ARIANA TAFTI FOR THE HOYA
Students lit candles in memory of the victims of the Israel-Palestine conflict at a vigil on Thursday night.

Vigil Honors Victims of Israel-Palestine Conflict

In commemoration of the lives lost during this summer’s conflict between Israel and Hamas, J Street U Georgetown hosted an apolitical candlelight vigil in Red Square in an attempt to humanize the usually politicized debate. With the media coverage of the violence filled with statistics, J Street U wanted to[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 2 comments Campus News, News
Megan Schmidt

Boycott Brings Only Silence

Over the course of history, boycotts have been powerful instruments in catalyzing social change. Individuals and institutions have wielded such measures to dramatically express their disagreement with certain policies or practices. But dramatics in the university sphere are not frequently the most productive way to rectify a situation, as the[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
COURTESY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
SFS professor Yvonne Haddad, who signed the Israel boycott.

13 Professors Boycott Israeli Universities

After receiving 13 professors’ signatures, Georgetown has become the most-represented university involved in the American Studies Association’s boycott of Israeli academic institutions since the petition’s creation last month. Georgetown professors who signed the boycott petition include Center for Contemporary Arab Studies Director Osama Abi-Mershed, Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed[Read More…]

by September 16, 2014 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MAIN: Speaking Up on Israel’s Occupation

MAIN: Speaking Up on Israel’s Occupation

Within the House and the Senate, unwavering support for Israel and its actions is as monolithic a political opinion as they come. Although the United States gives Israel more money than it gives any other country, Senate Resolution 526, “Supporting Israel’s right to defend itself against Hamas,” passed the body[Read More…]

by September 16, 2014 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
COURTESY NITZAN GABAI

A view of Israel

Leaving Turmoil Behind

For all international students, adjusting to life at Georgetown can pose a significant challenge. But for those who come from countries sprawled across the front pages of American newspapers due to violent protests, devastating typhoons and even a renewed military regional conflict, the shift in lifestyle and experience is even[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
Amid Regional Instability, Jordan Remains Secure

Amid Regional Instability, Jordan Remains Secure

AMMAN, Jordan — As tensions mounted in the Levant this summer, 14 Georgetown students participated in the Office of Global Education’s inaugural Summer in Amman, Jordan, program. Shortly after the program’s start on June 6, turmoil began to escalate dramatically in the neighboring countries of Iraq and Israel and in[Read More…]

by August 6, 2014 0 comments City News, News
AFP

Through Different Lenses: Israel, Hamas and Gaza

Shortly after the militant group Hamas and the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority agreed to form a unitary government, the kidnapping and subsequent murder of three Israeli teenagers triggered tensions. Rockets were launched into Israel from Hamas-controlled Gaza, which was subject to Israeli air strikes, as Israel arrested hundreds of Palestinians. The[Read More…]

by July 16, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion