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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
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
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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
Undermining Hamas Through Moderation

Undermining Hamas Through Moderation

“The prospects for an agreement are real. The potential for a breakthrough is possible.” With recent developments in Israel and Gaza, these words, which I heard spoken by former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk last fall amid renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, embody a now-foreign sense of hope for peace[Read More…]

With Hamas at the Helm, A Fearful Future

With Hamas at the Helm, A Fearful Future

I look back at the past few weeks I spent in Israel and the West Bank in both awe and frustration. Amid visits to Ramallah and Bethlehem, I managed to reconvene with family and spend time with my new baby sister, Noya. She will soon be two years old, and[Read More…]

Israel’s Crisis of Ethics, Masked by Politics

Israel’s Crisis of Ethics, Masked by Politics

In mid-May, two Palestinian boys were killed by Israeli security forces during demonstrations in the West Bank. Although video footage shows the demonstrations as non-threatening, not a peep was heard from the international community. But in June, three Israeli teenagers went missing, and the world tripped over itself to condemn[Read More…]

Panel Talks Palestine Peace

A panel of leading Middle East experts spoke about the current Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations in the Reiss Science Building on Wednesday. The panel included Ambassador Dennis Ross, Ghaith Al-Omari and Jeremy Ben-Ami. The event was sponsored by J Street U Georgetown, the Georgetown University Lecture Fund, Georgetown College Democrats and[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 3 comments Campus News, News

Unequal Rights in Palestine

To the Editor: In her article “Let’s Call It What It Is, And It’s Not Apartheid” (The Hoya, A3, Feb. 28), Kate Hopkins brings up an important point: The separation wall between Israel and Palestine does not constitute apartheid. It is a sign of occupation. I agree with the sentiment[Read More…]

by March 4, 2014 0 comments Opinion

Let’s Call It What It Is, And It’s Not Apartheid

In the hustle of this week, many of us have stopped to examine the wall erected in the Intercultural Center Galleria by Students for Justice in Palestine as an effort to raise awareness of “Israel Apartheid Week.” As a symbol for the separation barrier that delineates and protects the borders[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 0 comments Opinion

SJP Brings Focus to Apartheid

The Georgetown University chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine held numerous events this week, including an exhibit in the Intercultural Center Galleria and a documentary screening to raise awareness for Israeli Apartheid Week. The events aim to raise awareness of the conditions in the region and to educate college[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News