Post Tagged with: "GIA"


Start-Up Nation Tech Fair Showcases Israeli Technology Industry

Israel’s technology industry struggles to cultivate diversity, said Ifat Baron, founder and executive of ItWorks, an Israeli non-profit that promotes diversity in the technology industry, at the Start-Up Nation Tech Fair on Oct. 16. The tech fair, which was hosted by the Georgetown Israel Alliance, brought to campus Israeli companies[Read More…]

by October 23, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Congressman Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) spoke about the Israel-U.S. relationship at an event hosted by the Georgetown Israel Alliance on Tuesday. Deutch said that U.S. policy towards Israel has historically been a bipartisan issue and that progressive values do not conflict with a pro-Israel stance.

Pro-Israel and Progressive Values Are Compatible, Says Rep. Ted Deutch

Being progressive and being pro-Israel are not mutually exclusive, but compatible, Congressman Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) said at an event Tuesday. Deutch, the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, discussed the importance of the U.S.-Israel relationship and potential solutions for the conflict[Read More…]

by September 27, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Subtle Anti-Semitism

Last October, a swastika was scratched into the wall of a Georgetown University Medical Center bathroom. Laudably, administrators and others quickly condemned this blatant expression of bigotry. However, a less explicit form of anti-Semitism has established a toehold on our campus. It manifests itself in the actions of two student[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 8 comments 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

Center for Jewish Civilization Plans Launch

Georgetown University will launch the Center for Jewish Civilization, an interdisciplinary teaching and research program that will cover all aspects of Jewish civilization, with an event Monday. The center, which will replace the Program for Jewish Civilization, is the result of almost 12 years of work by university administrators, faculty[Read More…]

by February 23, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - 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

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
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…]

Interfaith Concert Follows Screening Withdrawal

A week and a half after Students for Justice in Palestine withdrew from a film screening meant to foster dialogue with pro-Israel student groups, the Jewish and Muslim Chaplaincies held Amplified Voices, a concert aiming to increase dialogue between Palestinians and Israelis through music, in Gaston Hall on Sunday. Presented[Read More…]

by November 15, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News