The Suffolk Journal

Rothchild recounts grim scenes from Gaza

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Brooke Patterson

March 6, 2017

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

By Flickr user Takver

Sharyn Gladstone

November 4, 2015

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

Prime Minister Netanyahu with Speaker John Boehner.
By Flickr user John Boehner

Alexa Gagosz

April 8, 2015

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

Dani Marrero/Journal Staff

Dani Marrero

April 8, 2015

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

By  Flickr user  Takver

Alexa Gagosz

March 25, 2015

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

Rev. Sekou discussing religious influence in Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Sharanya Pillai/ BU SJP

Alexa Gagosz

March 25, 2015

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

By Flickr user Israel Defense Forces

Alexa Gagosz

February 18, 2015

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

(Photo by Flickr user Bilal Randeree)

Alexa Gagosz

October 1, 2014

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

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September 24, 2014

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

Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu
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February 26, 2014

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

Sharon (right) with former U.S. President George W. Bush (center) and Palestinian statesman Mahmoud 
Abbas (left) in June 2003
(Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Matt Bacon

January 23, 2014

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, 2013

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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