Post Tagged with: "Palestine"

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Arab-Israeli woman shares perspective with Hillel
Lian Najami's home city of Haifa is located in the northwest of Israel. / Photo courtesy Creative Commons

Arab-Israeli woman shares perspective with Hillel

The first Arab-Israeli woman to ever win a Rhodes scholarship visited campus to share her perspective on social justice in Israel.

by × February 28, 2018 × Comments are Disabled

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Huskies For Israel petition opposes HP boycott
Carly Rutkovsky is the president of Huskies for Israel, the organization behind the petition against BDS movements on campus. / Photo by Riley Robinson

Huskies For Israel petition opposes HP boycott

The new petition opposes boycott, divestment and sanctions movements against Israel at Northeastern.

by × February 22, 2018 × 1 comment

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Students for Justice in Palestine launch “Northeastern Against Hewlett-Packard” campaign
Students for Justice in Palestine started their campaign kickoff event by briefly going over the situation in Israel and Palestine. / Photo by Morgan Lloyd

Students for Justice in Palestine launch “Northeastern Against Hewlett-Packard” campaign

The campaign will center on getting the university to stop doing business with the company HP, which has been criticized for contracting with Israeli prison services.

by × February 6, 2018 × 2 comments

Op-eds, Opinion

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Op-ed: Campus Solidarity with Palestinians will not be Silenced

All students deserve to feel safe and comfortable on campus, but Palestinian students cannot feel safe when the military that occupies the land of their families and loved ones is invited to host a promotional event at their university.

by × December 8, 2017 × Comments are Disabled

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Israeli soldiers met by protesters, supporters at Northeastern Hillel
Dozens of students gathered to hear former Israeli Soldiers speak about their service, while around 100 demonstrators protested the event outside./ Photo courtesy of Lauren Scornavacca, Northeastern Hillel

Israeli soldiers met by protesters, supporters at Northeastern Hillel

Former Israeli Defense Force soldiers came to speak on their experiences serving for the Israeli army at Northeastern University Hillel Nov. 2, where they were met by nearly 100 protesters outside the Jewish center.  

by × November 15, 2017 × 2 comments

Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Op-Ed: Reconsider Middle Eastern foreign aid

Op-Ed: Reconsider Middle Eastern foreign aid

We should be pushing for accurate representation of the situation in the Middle East and for our aid dollars to go to actual aid.

by × January 12, 2017 × Comments are Disabled

Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Op-Ed: Middle East benefits from policy entrepreneurs

Op-Ed: Middle East benefits from policy entrepreneurs

Many of us tend to see Israel in terms of its seemingly unique attributes – perhaps as the legitimate homeland of the Jewish people or as the target of more than 70 United Nations resolutions. Yet, in terms of the way that residents there handle intransigent bureaucracies and slow-to-change norms, Israel is no different than other advanced, industrial democracies facing both internal and external challenges.

by × September 15, 2016 × 5 comments

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J Street U looks for peaceful resolution

J Street U looks for peaceful resolution

The J Street U chapter at Northeastern held its first meeting on Tuesday, March 29 at the Social Justice Resource Center. The unofficial student organization seeks to provide a respectful space for dialogue surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

by × March 31, 2016 × 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter: Why context matters in understanding complex conflicts

Letter: Why context matters in understanding complex conflicts

We learn from a young age that context is everything – pushing a classmate out of malice is not the same as pushing him to defend your little sister. Still, somewhere in recent years we have stopped asking for context, satisfied with the limited snippets of information we encounter during […]

by × November 5, 2015 × 1 comment

Columns, Opinion

Column: Facing down Jewish hate

Column: Facing down Jewish hate

By Ross Beroff, Editorial Columnist  Since I started my study abroad adventure in Europe, I have constantly needed to hide who I am. This is because I am a Jew. It took less than a day for me to see a swastika- as a centerpiece in a graffitied image. Wherever […]

by × October 14, 2015 × 6 comments