Post Tagged with: "palestine"

Congressman Speaks on Middle East Conflict

Congressman Jared Polis (D-Colo.) discussed the current Arab-Israeli conflict and potential solutions to the problem Tuesday. The event was sponsored by the Georgetown University College Democrats, Georgetown Israel Alliance, GU Pride and J Street U Georgetown. As a part of Israel Issues Week, the discussion was designed to increase awareness about the[Read More…]

by November 16, 2011 0 comments News
Panel: US Campuses Far From Near East Norms

Panel: US Campuses Far From Near East Norms

Campus discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict may be stuck in the past, according to experts who visited Georgetown this week to transform talk of Middle East issues into a cooperative effort. In Copley Formal Lounge, Middle East policy analysts Ghaith al-Omari, a Georgetown graduate, and David Makovsky presented their views[Read More…]

by January 21, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

American-Israeli Relationship Crucial to Peace Negotiations

The Middle East peace process has taken a variety of turns over the past two months. Americans have watched with cautious optimism as the negotiations have ebbed and flowed. Though progress this year now appears elusive, Americans should refrain from turning their backs on peace or disengaging from the Middle[Read More…]

by October 15, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Israeli Control Inhibits Palestinian Reconciliation

I highly recommend that you visit Israel. It really doesn’t get enough credit. One of Israel’s top selling points is its location at the junction between East and West. In Tel Aviv along the beautiful beaches, you could be in any major European city, judging by the nightlife and cosmopolitan[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Students Decry No Investment Oversight

At the Friday morning meeting of members of the Georgetown, Divest! Coalition and university administrators, disagreement stemmed over the ethics of delegating endowment allocation to fund managers. The meeting was held to discuss the coalition’s call for the university to redirect endowment funds away from companies that benefit from human[Read More…]

by April 13, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Endowment Lacks Responsible Oversight

When I and four other members of Georgetown, Divest!, met with university administrators last Friday, we made a startling and unpleasant discovery about the university’s endowment. We initially approached the university with the intention to find out the details of its policy on socially responsible oversight of endowment investments. We[Read More…]

by April 13, 2010 0 comments Opinion

With Israel, U.S. Needs Backbone

Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which both Israel and the United States have signed, says that the “occupying power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into territories it occupies.” Today there are nearly 500,000 Israeli settlers illegally living on territory that has been[Read More…]

by March 26, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

SMEP Hosts Conference

Georgetown’s Students for Middle East Peace hosted a day-long conference to discuss peaceful resolutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to foster dialogue with people from various colleges nationwide. “I thought it was an amazing success,” SMEP Press Coordinator David Waytz (SFS ’05) said. “Not only was it really important to[Read More…]

by March 4, 2003 0 comments Campus News, News