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Last October, a swastika was scratched into the wall of a Georgetown University Medical Center bathroom. Laudably, administrators and others quickly condemned this blatant expression of bigotry. However, a less explicit form of anti-Semitism has established a toehold on our campus.
Campus discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict may be stuck in the past, according to experts who visited Georgetown this week to transform talk of Middle East issues into a cooperative effort.
The war in Gaza has been at the center of the world’s attention for the past two weeks. The media have discussed the end of the six-month cease-fire between Hamas and Israel, the launching of rockets and mortars into southern Israel, and the subsequent Israeli retaliation, including ground operations in Gaza.
I was on my way back to Jerusalem from the northern Israeli port of Haifa when my phone started buzzing. There had been an explosion in Tel Aviv. Was I okay?
In the wake of the Palestinian Legislative Council elections less than a month ago, in which Hamas won a majority of parliamentary seats, the Palestine Solidarity Movement convenes its annual conference this evening at Georgetown.
According to The Washington Post, the movement to divest from Israel was sparked by a speech given in 2000 by University of Illinois law professor Francis A. Boyle. Dozens of campaigns emerged on college campuses across the nation, from Berkeley to Ohio State to Yale.
Israel will always strive for peace with all of her neighbors. This has been proven time and again. One need only look at the history of Israel’s diplomatic relations with her neighbors to understand how deeply she yearns for peace.
In “Unity Takes Center Stage at Rangila,” Josh Zumbrun characterizes the Georgetown Israel Alliance as a bunch of screaming bigots who offer nothing positive to our community. I found his portrayal of the group not only quite insulting but also completely disconnected from the truth.
While the world talks of new opportunities to re-launch peace negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis following Yasser Arafat’s death, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) sponsored an event on Monday on “bi-nationalism.”
It is distressing that we, the Jewish students of Georgetown, must defend the right of our people to exist in freedom. Yet, some groups and individuals vigorously and proactively oppose the right of the Jewish people to live as a free people in our own land.