Post Tagged with: "israel"

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

Scholar Discusses Israel’s Arab Citizens

Professor Avraham Sela, a senior research fellow at the Harry S. Truman Institute and the A. Ephraim and Shirley Diamond Professor of International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, gave a lecture about Arab citizens of Israel on Monday. The event, sponsored by the Program for Jewish Civilization and[Read More…]

by November 11, 2014 1 comment Campus News, News
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
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
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
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

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