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Rothchild recounts grim scenes from Gaza

Rothchild recounts grim scenes from Gaza

Brooke Patterson
March 6
Filed under International Commentary, World

For more than half a century, the people of the small independent Palestinian territory, Gaza, have been constrained to living under military rule in an environment that has been decimated by missile attacks from outside nations. Recently, Gaza has been besieged by Israeli assaults, forcing its citizens ...

Social media fueling war: How the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is driven by the cyber world

Social media fueling war: How the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is driven by the cyber world

Sharyn Gladstone
November 4
Filed under World

The ongoing struggle between Israel and Palestine has reached its boiling point after a recent tidal wave of ongoing violence has erupted, according to BBC News. Experts are now saying that it may be driven by social media propaganda. A recent safe-space discussion at Suffolk Hillel highlighted that...

Iran’s nuclear deal sparks fear in Israel

Iran’s nuclear deal sparks fear in Israel

Alexa Gagosz
April 8
Filed under World

President Barack Obama has reassured Israel that the U.S. is Israel’s strongest supporter after some fear over the outline of Iran’s new nuclear agreement, according to The Guardian. In the agreement, Iran and six world powers, including the U.S., U.K., France, Russia, China, and Germany, have...

Opinion: US should stop militarizing southern border, divest from Israeli technology

Opinion: US should stop militarizing southern border, divest from Israeli technology

Dani Marrero
April 8
Filed under World

The U.S.-Mexico border is a militarized zone. Millions of dollars are invested yearly to have a surveillance system that monitors activity that crosses the Rio Grande. With politicians in Washington working to pass a “comprehensive” immigration reform, securing the border has been the center of negotiations. A...

Israel elections spark debate on Palestine negotiations

Israel elections spark debate on Palestine negotiations

Alexa Gagosz
March 25
Filed under World

After Likud party candidate Binyamin Netanyahu was re-elected as prime minister in Israel, there are mixed feelings on how this will affect negotiations with the Palestinians. Yasmeen Hamdoun is a member of Suffolk’s Students for Justice in Palestine, and found it unbelievable that Netanyahu was...

#NotAReligiousConflict: Faith community discusses Israel and Palestine

#NotAReligiousConflict: Faith community discusses Israel and Palestine

Alexa Gagosz
March 25
Filed under Featured Stories, World

During a panel discussing Islamic belief, Christianity, and Judaism, the Palestinian and Israeli conflict was analyzed by three prominent individuals of the religious community of the Boston area. Hosted by Boston University’s Students for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voices for Peace, and the Center...

Aftermath of violence disrupts Gaza Strip further

Aftermath of violence disrupts Gaza Strip further

Alexa Gagosz
February 18
Filed under World

It has been six months since hostilities between Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza have ceased, but the Gaza Strip has grown worse as thousands remain displaced and  violence has increased. After “Operation Protective Edge,” where Israel launched a military operation, Hamas was severely weakened...

The conflict in the Middle East: Israel supported by American government and citizens

The conflict in the Middle East: Israel supported by American government and citizens

October 1
Filed under World

In one of the largest standing conflicts in the world, the Israeli-Palestinian dispute is what some view as something that could possibly be the key to ending various conflicts in the Middle East. Some believe that many of the terror groups have been formed due to the Arab resentment of the “West,”...

Challenging the biased U.S. Media

Challenging the biased U.S. Media

September 24
Filed under Featured Stories, World

By Yasmeen Hamdoun The biased U.S. media is one of the reasons why Students for Justice in Palestine chapters have sprung up all over U.S. campuses. SJP attempts to serve as an alternative media source that exposes the reality of Palestinians who are constantly suffering under the occupation, apartheid...

New Israeli settlements threaten Middle East peace process

New Israeli settlements threaten Middle East peace process

February 26
Filed under World

By Pierre Bono The latest revelations that Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has approved the construction of over 2,000 new units in Israeli settlements across Eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank further illustrate a historical trend of failed or compromised U.S. sponsored negotiations between Palestinians...

Ariel Sharon, controversial master of war and politics, dies at 85

Ariel Sharon, controversial master of war and politics, dies at 85

Matt Bacon
January 23
Filed under Featured Stories, World

The news of the death of Ariel Sharon did not come as a surprise to many around the world. The former Israeli politician and general had been in a coma since 2006 and his condition was rapidly deteriorating. His death on Jan. 11, however, still elicited the same polarized and controversial reactions to the man...

On the Israeli Election

Josef Nothmann
January 23
Filed under News, World

Roughly 67 percent of Israel’s 5.5 million eligible voters went to the polls on Tuesday to elect members of the 19th Knesset from the lists of more than 30 parties. In the weeks leading up to the vote, it appeared that right wing, radical right wing, and religious parties would be the major winners....

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