Letter to the Editor: Safety in sovereignty: The necessity of Israel

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.

Tyler Orden | Class of 2019

The Palestinian Nakba: ‘48 and now

May 15 this year marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Nakba (the Arabic word for catastrophe).

Anjali Vishwanath | Contributing Writer

Op-ed: J Street U WashU to Congressman William Lacy Clay: Speak out about demolitions

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.

Michael Berkowitz | Class of 2020

Op-ed: Pro-peace: Coexistence in Israel

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.

Nate Turk | Class of 2019

Op-ed: Stop demolitions, build peace with J Street U

When I first came to college, I had never heard of Susya. You likely haven’t either. Susya is a village of about 350 Palestinians living in the West Bank, specifically in the South Hebron Hills. On Feb. 1, Israel’s High Court ordered the demolition of seven structures in this village, which means over 40 of […]

Michael Berkowitz | J Street U Exec Member

Op-ed: Proud to be feminists and pro-Israel

Angela Davis’s comments in her speech connected feminist causes with Palestinian struggles, yet the comparison was unfair to the conditions in Israel.

Kayla Steinberg and Julia Greensfelder | Class of 2020 and 2021

Op-ed Submission: Normalizing nuance

During the event “Marriage Equality and LGBTQIA* Issues in Israel with Etai Pinkas,” I proudly introduced Pinkas in my capacity as the president of Nice Jewish Queers, the group for Jewish LGBTQIA* students and allies at Washington University.  I use the word “proudly” because as a Jew, a queer woman and someone who is both pro-Israel and pro-Palestine, I was truly excited and honored to welcome him to our campus.  

Monica Sass | Class of 2019

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

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