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Pro-Israel and pro-Palestine groups on campus don’t see eye-to-eye

Pro-Israel and pro-Palestine groups on campus don’t see eye-to-eye

Neil Sengupta, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2018


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In a heated political climate, the conflict between Israel and Palestine is among the more controversial issues in politics today. On the DePaul campus two student groups, Students for Justice in Palestine and Students Supporting Israel represent both sides of this debate with passion and vigor-- and t...

Students for Justice in Palestine protest US policies, Israeli detentions

Students for Justice in Palestine protest US policies, Israeli detentions

Timothy Duke, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2018


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Despite frigid, blustery conditions, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) marched and held a rally at DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus on Jan. 18, 2018. Protesters stood in solidarity with prisoners and detainees such as Ahed Tamimi and held signs saying, “Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine,...

Statement: Student group refuses to acknowledge Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Statement: Student group refuses to acknowledge Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Students for Justice in Palestine

January 22, 2018


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DePaul’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) would like to strongly condemn the recent announcement made by President Trump on Dec. 6, 2017, declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Under the 1947 Partition Plan, the United Nations has given Jerusalem a special status, recognizing it under inte...

With tensions high, student leaders travel to Israel

With tensions high, student leaders travel to Israel

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

January 8, 2018


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Amid tense geopolitical strife, student leaders traveled to Israel to learn about the Israel-Palestine conflict and Middle Eastern culture in a trip sponsored by the Jewish United Fund. They covered ground all over Israel from Tel Aviv to the country’s northeastern border  with war-torn Syria, w...

Remarkable diversity of the pro-Israel community at DePaul

Remarkable diversity of the pro-Israel community at DePaul

Cameron Erickson and Lyric Metroplos

March 22, 2015


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When people hear the term ‘Israel Advocate’ a certain connotation may come into mind. When we both arrived to campus – Cameron in 2011, and Lyric in 2014 – we had very little passion or connection to the U.S.-Israel relationship. Read More »...

Negotiations and annihilation: Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to Congress

Negotiations and annihilation: Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to Congress

Benjamin Rios

February 27, 2015


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As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech on March 3 to Congress approaches, the mystery and drama around the timing of the speech is increasing. Prime Minister Netanyahu is set to encourage Congress with his speech to pass the Senator Kirk and Menendez bill on Iran to counter Iran’s nuclear weapons capabilities. Read More »...

Steven Salaita, U of I professor denied job offer, speaks at DePaul

Steven Salaita, U of I professor denied job offer, speaks at DePaul

Christian Ianniello

October 12, 2014


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[slideshow_deploy id='4555'] Controversial professor Steven Salaita spoke at DePaul last week regarding the issues of academic freedom of speech as well as his views on the conflict between Israel and Palestine, on the final leg of his Chicagoland college speaking tour. Read More »...

Interview: Professor Steven Salaita speaks out against academic censorship and Israel

Interview: Professor Steven Salaita speaks out against academic censorship and Israel

Brenden Moore

October 9, 2014


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Professor Steven Salaita, the academic who lost his job offer at the University of Illinois due to controversial tweets about Israel, will be on campus today discussing academic censorship as well as the situation in Israel. Read More »...

Nation and World Briefs: Oct. 6, 2014

Nation and World Briefs: Oct. 6, 2014

October 5, 2014


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Israeli, US leaders rift over settlement issue JERUSALEM - Israel’s prime minister dismissed a recent White House rebuke of Israeli settlement construction, saying in comments broadcast on Sunday that the criticism goes “against American values.” Read More »...

World News: Summer 2014 recap

World News: Summer 2014 recap

Kevin Gross

September 15, 2014


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 Palestinian conflict reignites The continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict went through another spate of violence throughout July and August as members of the Israeli Defense Force and Palestinian group Hamas clashed throughout the Gaza Strip. The conflict was prompted by the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teen...

Protesters arrested Wednesday rallying against Boeing’s business partnership with Israel

Protesters arrested Wednesday rallying against Boeing’s business partnership with Israel

Megan Deppen

July 17, 2014


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Four to six protesters were arrested for civil disobedience Wednesday after playing dead in the lobby of the Boeing Company downtown to protest Boeing's business partnership with Israel. In fake-blood spattered t-shirts, protesters "died-in" --a grim spin on the traditional sit-in-- for approximately 20-30 minutes ...

Ceasefire rejected, Egypt leads mediation

Megan Deppen

July 16, 2014


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Egypt remains at the forefront of mediating a Palestinian-Israeli ceasefire after the first ceasefire attempt was officially rejected by Hamas leaders today. According to a press release by the Israeli Defense Ministry, the Israeli government ceased fire at 9 a.m. Tuesday, and in the span of six hours, 50 rockets we...

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