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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Recognize Israel as Apartheid State

On April 12, the leaders of Georgetown Israel Alliance published an op-ed in The Hoya titled, “Include Diverse Narratives in Israel-Palestine Debate.” The article’s authors accuse Israeli Apartheid Week, a series of events hosted by Students for Justice in Palestine during the first week of April, of presenting a “one-sided,[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 5 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Include Diverse Narratives in Israel-Palestine Debate

The goal of any activism around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must be to achieve peace through mutual understanding. The Georgetown Israel Alliance works toward this end by hosting events that display the wide variety of viewpoints surrounding the conflict. Last semester, GIA hosted Roots — an organization that facilitates dialogue between[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Denounce Israeli Apartheid

This past week, Georgetown University’s Students for Justice in Palestine, launched its 15th annual Apartheid Week, hosting a series of events to highlight the apartheid conditions Palestinians live under in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Apartheid — defined in international law as the institutionalized, systematic oppression and domination by one[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA | Students gathered to create a mock wall of art for Israeli Apartheid Week on Monday. The artwork has been displayed in the Intercultural Center Galleria throughout the week.

SJP Hosts 15th Annual Apartheid Week

Georgetown University’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine erected an artistic representation of the 400 mile wall in the West Bank on campus as part of its 15th annual Israeli Apartheid Week to raise awareness about the Israeli state policies against Palestinian citizens. Israeli Apartheid Week, which began April[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Recognize Privilege in Safety

I have enjoyed reading Hannah Urtz’s (SFS ’20) column over the course of the semester. Yet I was disappointed that her recent article on Western privilege in the Middle East lacked sensitivity to the security threats that face Israelis — and enough awareness of the author’s own privilege as a[Read More…]

by December 13, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
URTZ: Privilege Obscures Travel Realities

URTZ: Privilege Obscures Travel Realities

Over the course of my semester in the Middle East, I have been treated with graciousness and hospitality at nearly every turn. This treatment has not been sparked by my charming disposition: Being an American has conferred inherent privilege upon me as I travel abroad. Recognizing the advantages Westerners have[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Congressman Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) spoke about the Israel-U.S. relationship at an event hosted by the Georgetown Israel Alliance on Tuesday. Deutch said that U.S. policy towards Israel has historically been a bipartisan issue and that progressive values do not conflict with a pro-Israel stance.

Pro-Israel and Progressive Values Are Compatible, Says Rep. Ted Deutch

Being progressive and being pro-Israel are not mutually exclusive, but compatible, Congressman Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) said at an event Tuesday. Deutch, the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, discussed the importance of the U.S.-Israel relationship and potential solutions for the conflict[Read More…]

by September 27, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Pro-Israel Activist Urges Constructive Dialogue on Conflict

A divisive, us-versus-them approach to debating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict impedes progress, argued pro-Israel activist Chloé Valdary at a Nov. 28 discussion. The U.S. conversation regarding the conflict, a decadeslong struggle between Israelis and Palestinians over the two sides’ competing claims to lands controlled by Israel, pits proponents of Israeli security[Read More…]

by November 30, 2017 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Panelists Urge Trump Leadership in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Panelists Urge Trump Leadership in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

President Donald Trump’s stated commitment to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict presents an opportunity for renewed negotiation between the two regions, according to two experts on the Middle Eastern dispute speaking Monday night. The panel, convened by the Georgetown Bipartisan Pro-Israel Dialogue, featured former ambassador Dennis Ross, who has worked in[Read More…]

by April 26, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: To Memorialize Is to Live

Tomorrow on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, I will gather together with other Georgetown University students — as well as millions of Jews across the world — and recite kaddish, the Jewish mourners’ prayer. I recite the prayer for my grandfathers’ families: their siblings, their parents and grandparents. Some were[Read More…]

by April 24, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top