Post Tagged with: "palestine"

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
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

GIA Petition Divides GUSA Executive Candidates

The Georgetown Israel Alliance presented endorsement criteria to the Georgetown University Student Association executive candidates over the past few weeks, including language that advocated for Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish democratic state and the opposition of any Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions resolution at Georgetown. Although all candidates eventually[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - 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

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
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
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