Post Tagged with: "palestine"

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
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
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

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…]