Conservatives are not discriminated against in the same vein as other marginalized groups.
By excluding Palestinian voices, Jewish institutions get to pretend that Palestinians don’t exist.
This summer, I embarked on a journey with 24 other Washington University student leaders to explore the geopolitical complexities of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Our record of organizing to stop these unjust demolitions shows that when we exercise our power and express our solidarity in unison, our voices can bring about change. Now more than ever, we must keep organizing and redouble our efforts.
While the current situation between Israel and Palestine seems to be a modern singularity, it is, in fact, the culmination of thousands of years of methodic anti-Semitism.
May 15 this year marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Nakba (the Arabic word for catastrophe).
As students at Washington University and leaders of the pro-Israel, pro-peace, anti-occupation organization J Street U, we strongly appreciate Congressman William Lacy Clay’s record as a longtime supporter of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and for human rights for all people in the region.
On May 14, 1948, Israel declared its independence. The day had come for the Jewish people to be liberated from the anti-Semitism rampant in the Jewish Diaspora which existed for more than two millennia.
It’s remarkable that Israel has achieved peace with neighbors who originally vowed never to recognize it as a country, yet heartbreaking that peace negotiations with the Palestinians have repeatedly failed.
Angela Davis’s comments in her speech connected feminist causes with Palestinian struggles, yet the comparison was unfair to the conditions in Israel.