Israeli LGBTQIA* activist’s speech interrupted by student protesters

A speech by an Israeli LGBTQIA* activist was interrupted when members of Students for Justice in Palestine staged a walkout on Monday night.

Swetha Nakshatri | Contributing Reporter

Op-ed submission: Pinkas, pinkwashing and the politics of normalization

This Monday, on Nov. 14, Etai Pinkas made his way to our campus to give a talk titled “Marriage Equality and LGBTQ* Issues in Israel.” As an advocate for same-sex marriage in israel, Pinkas’ job was not to simply speak on same-sex marriage, but also to contribute to a larger narrative that contextualizes israel as a “liberal democracy” and a “safe oasis” amongst the surrounding Arab states.

Students for Justice in Palestine

Op-ed submission: Candidates support the new U.S.-Israel memorandum of understanding, and you should too

In this upcoming election, one of the few issues where both presidential candidates tend to agree is in their support for Israel, and for a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.

Daniel Grey | WIPAC Past President

Wash U Students for Israel hosts IFest to promote positivity in Israel talks

Graffiti artists from Artists 4 Israel visited IFest, Wash U Students for Israel’s annual event, to paint a Washington University-themed mural in Edison Courtyard celebrating Israel and advocating for peace Tuesday.

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Branding occupation as security

We at WashU Students for Justice in Palestine would like to draw the student body’s attention to an annual event that is scheduled to take place this Sunday, Feb. 14.

WashU Students for Justice in Palestine

Recognizing terror, remembering Ezra Schwartz

Ezra Schwartz was just a boy. He was a boy who started food fights at camp and organized cabin mischief. A boy who sought to make others happy and brighten the lives of those around him. He was just a boy—an 18-year-old boy shot dead in his car by Palestinian terrorists on his way home from bringing food to Israeli soldiers.

Rachel Katzin | Contributing Writer

Finding common ground regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The past month has seen increased violence in Israel and has resulted in the deaths of dozens of civilians—both Israeli and Palestinian. This violence has stirred the emotions of many students and Student Union groups, including WU Students for Israel (WSI) and WashU Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Both groups have organized events in the past week for their respective beliefs, yet both have been asking for the same thing: peace.

Ryan Friedman | Class of 2017

Student for Justice in Palestine reacts to violence in Middle East, holds rally on Mudd Field

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: In an effort to show solidarity to the Palestinian people and respond to the recent actions of the Pro-Israel group Wash U Students for Israel (WSI), Students for Justice in Palestine, one of the newer student groups on campus, held a rally outside of Danforth University Center last Thursday.

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Pro-Israel, Palestine groups on campus react to ongoing violence

The ongoing violence faced by Israelis and Palestinians has brought strong student voices on the Washington University campus forward, with Facebook posts, rallies and more.

Ella Chochrek | Contributing Reporter

Standing for peace in Israel

Standing on the Green Line that divides Israel proper from the West Bank was not how I imagined the most impactful moment of my 12th-grade Israel trip. Yet, upon arriving and spending time in the world’s only Jewish state, I found myself more drawn to the modern political and social context surrounding Israel than its equally important foundations.

Ilan Palte | Class of 2019