Op-ed: The feeling of victimhood surrounding conservatives at WU

Conservatives are not discriminated against in the same vein as other marginalized groups.

Christian Ralph | Graduate School of Engineering Class of 2020

Op-ed: Birthright: Stop erasing Palestinians

By excluding Palestinian voices, Jewish institutions get to pretend that Palestinians don’t exist.

Michael Berkowitz | Class of 2020

Op-ed: The impending Israeli demolition of a Palestinian village threatens innocent families—and hopes for peace in the Middle East

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.

Michael Berkowitz | Class of 2020

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).

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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