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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

Israeli Apartheid Week Draws Polarized Response

A microcosm of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reached the Georgetown campus this week as the Georgetown branch of Students for Justice in Palestine hosted events for Israeli Apartheid Week. The week, which is taking place this year at universities in over 55 cities and 19 countries, includes events that protest the[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Netanyahu Talk Divides Groups

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington, D.C., to speak to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday sparked a national debate about the politicization of Israel’s relationship with the United States and drew criticism from student organizations at Georgetown. In his speech, which comes in advance of Israeli[Read More…]

by March 3, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J., voiced solidarity for Jewish and Muslim community members in an email.

O’Brien Voices Solidarity

Vice President for Mission and Ministry Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J., sent an email to members of Georgetown’s Jewish and Muslim communities on Saturday, expressing solidarity with both groups. The email was sent in the wake of the heightened instances of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia that have broken out across Europe since[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News

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…]

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
Paving a Rough Road to Peace

Paving a Rough Road to Peace

Elijah Jatovsky (SFS ’16) was running with Jacob Sorrells (SFS ’16) to the Capitol when Jatovsky happened to mention J Street U, an organization he had heard of at home. Fully expecting to have to explain to his friend that J Street U is a national organization dedicated to finding[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide

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

Friendly Screening Sours

Students for Justice in Palestine withdrew its co-sponsorship of a film screening with the Georgetown Israel Alliance and J Street U, an event that was supposed to herald an unprecedented collaboration between the historically contentious organizations. The SJP board made the last-minute decision Tuesday to officially disassociate the organization from the[Read More…]

by November 8, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News