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More than 200 students from GW, Yeshiva, Georgetown and American universities descended on Capitol Hill Wednesday to urge their representatives to pass a bill posing sanctions on a nuclear Iran. The bill would punish foreign companies that sell gasoline and diesel fuel business to Iran until Iran cancels its nuclear program.
Former Israeli Defense Forces General Moshe Ya’alon spoke of the challenges facing Israel’s security in a speech before a packed crowd in the Jack Morton Auditorium on Wednesday. Ya’alon, the former chief of staff of the IDF, was invited to campus by GW’s chapter of the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces.
It is a shame that on a campus that prides itself on having a diverse student body, there are people who believe unfounded personal attacks are a productive form of communication. In response to Fadi Kiblawi’s editorial titled “Standing with a Racist”, a piece riddled with misrepresentations, we would like to address the claim of SAFI “affirming support of racism.”
“Are you crazy?” That was just one of the many responses I heard from my friends and family when I told them I would be traveling to Israel during winter break. The other question I was asked a number of times was “Are you sure you want to go to Israel?” Yes, I was sure.