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Israeli brings aspects of his country to America

Ivan Goncharenko says Americans think two things when they think of Israel: Judaism and conflict. He also says they couldn’t be more wrong.

Self-defense class hits home

This past Thursday, I punched myself in the face. This wasn’t anything I had planned or even intended to do. It wasn’t some attempt to make a friend laugh. It was merely a rude reminder of my own lack of coordination during my first Krav Maga self-defense course.

Egyptian author speaks against intolerance

The Virginia Tech Friends of Israel brought Arab-American author and activist Nonie Darwish to campus to speak about her views on Islamic fundamentalism. As a child, Darwish was raised Muslim and was taught to hate Jews in Israel as well as having contempt towards many other countries.