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Israel’s political future uncertain amid election deadlock

Israel’s political future uncertain amid election deadlock

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

September 23, 2019

Israel’s second round of elections in six months appeared Sunday to leave the country’s political future in doubt, even as Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began talks with representatives of the elected parties to make his recommendation for prime minister. Under Israel’s parliamentary system, Rivli...

Poland summit: What to expect at this week’s U.S.-sponsored “Ministerial to promote Peace and Security in the Middle East”

Poland summit: What to expect at this week’s U.S.-sponsored “Ministerial to promote Peace and Security in the Middle East”

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

February 11, 2019

It was announced in early January: an international summit in Warsaw on February 13-14, sponsored by Poland and the U.S., with a focus on Iran and the Middle East. While the State Department said in a press release the "Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East" w...

Palestinian stabs American-Israeli man to death

Mahmoud Illean, Associated Press

September 17, 2018

Nation & World Brief: September 17 A Palestinian assailant on Sunday fatally stabbed an Israeli settler outside a busy mall in the West Bank. The victim was identified as Ari Fuld, a U.S.-born activist who was well-known in the local settler community and an outspoken Israel advocate on soc...

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

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

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

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

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

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 26, 2015

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

[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

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

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 »...

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