Post Tagged with: "israel"

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Recognize Privilege in Safety

I have enjoyed reading Hannah Urtz’s (SFS ’20) column over the course of the semester. Yet I was disappointed that her recent article on Western privilege in the Middle East lacked sensitivity to the security threats that face Israelis — and enough awareness of the author’s own privilege as a[Read More…]

by December 13, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
URTZ: Privilege Obscures Travel Realities

URTZ: Privilege Obscures Travel Realities

Over the course of my semester in the Middle East, I have been treated with graciousness and hospitality at nearly every turn. This treatment has not been sparked by my charming disposition: Being an American has conferred inherent privilege upon me as I travel abroad. Recognizing the advantages Westerners have[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - 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
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Pro-Israel Activist Urges Constructive Dialogue on Conflict

A divisive, us-versus-them approach to debating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict impedes progress, argued pro-Israel activist Chloé Valdary at a Nov. 28 discussion. The U.S. conversation regarding the conflict, a decadeslong struggle between Israelis and Palestinians over the two sides’ competing claims to lands controlled by Israel, pits proponents of Israeli security[Read More…]

by November 30, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Panelists Urge Trump Leadership in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Panelists Urge Trump Leadership in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

President Donald Trump’s stated commitment to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict presents an opportunity for renewed negotiation between the two regions, according to two experts on the Middle Eastern dispute speaking Monday night. The panel, convened by the Georgetown Bipartisan Pro-Israel Dialogue, featured former ambassador Dennis Ross, who has worked in[Read More…]

by April 26, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: To Memorialize Is to Live

Tomorrow on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, I will gather together with other Georgetown University students — as well as millions of Jews across the world — and recite kaddish, the Jewish mourners’ prayer. I recite the prayer for my grandfathers’ families: their siblings, their parents and grandparents. Some were[Read More…]

by April 24, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Debunking ‘Subtle Anti-Semitism’

It is not often that I respond to op-eds that attempt to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Indeed, there exist a myriad articles that share Tanner Larkin’s efforts to disparage support for Palestine. But what seeps through the cracks in the well-written piece is a subconscious appeal to partiality that I[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 5 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - 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

VIEWPOINT: Solutions Through Dialogue

The inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States elicited a gamut of emotions in Americans ranging from elation to apprehension. Yet one sentiment was common to both those who adore and detest our nation’s next leader—uncertainty. Predicated upon populism and opposition to corrupt elitism,[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

PLO Delegate Rebukes Israeli Settlement Action

Israeli actions, including the development of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, are putting the pursuit of a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at risk, according to Maen Rashid Areikat, chief representative of the General Delegation of the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the United States, in the ICC[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top