Post Tagged with: "palestine"

VIEWPOINT: Finding Political Resolve

Whenever I write anything that supports Palestinian self-determination, I sit down before publishing it to estimate the consequences that may arise if the piece sees the light of day. I edit my grammar and fix my punctuation, then I look at the possible ways a person may interpret my criticisms[Read More…]

by September 6, 2019 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

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

TAHABSEM: Reject Anti-Palestine Bias

Support for Palestinian rights and pro-Palestine student organizations at Georgetown University is too often unnecessarily and undeservedly derided. And while this problem is not exclusive to Georgetown, what is unjust beyond our campus remains unjust within it. Last week, a Palestinian flag was hung in Red Square by pro-Palestine student[Read More…]

by April 10, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
VIEWPOINT: Lifting Up Silenced Voices

VIEWPOINT: Lifting Up Silenced Voices

  It was the summer of 2014. I was sitting in the living room of my mother’s childhood home in the West Bank of Palestine, playing cards and drinking tea with my cousins. The news was playing in the background, but we were not paying much attention. Our TV was[Read More…]

by April 26, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - 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