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Levine-Drizin: Iran has no reason to trust in the US, we’re not the victim

Gabe Levine-Drizin, Columnist

May 13, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

Last Friday, The Daily ran two columns about the ramifications of President Donald Trump’s recent decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or more commonly “the Iran nuclear deal.” On the surface,...

Levine-Drizin: Palestine protests demonstrate need for new progressive foreign policy

Gabe Levine-Drizin, Columnist

April 10, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

For the second straight week, thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip marched toward the border fence with Israel to protest on “Land Day,” a day that has been commemorated since 1976 when Arab leaders initially declared...

Boyd: As recent corruption scandals show, Prime Minister Netanyahu is wrong for Israel

Ryan Boyd, Columnist

March 2, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Late last month, Israeli police recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in two separate corruption cases. There are also two ongoing corruption investigations into a plethora of former Netanyahu aides. And as if tha...

Sainati: The absence of Palestine in my Jewish experience

Leo Sainati, Op-Ed Contributor

October 19, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

I was raised a reform Jew in a Northern Virginia congregation which didn’t have the largest Jewish population, but enough to make up a decent-sized community. I also participated in a regional youth group and went to a summer...

Letter to the Editor: ‘Underdog’ narrative is important, but so is truth

May 17, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

On May 15, 2017, Northwestern’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine invited a woman charged with complicity in the bombing of a supermarket and the murder of two Israeli students to speak for their Israeli Apartheid Week. As a liberal Jew who’...

Letter to the Editor: Muslims can think for themselves

Omar Shanti, McCormick senior

February 7, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

The following letter is written in response to the Assistant Dean of Weinberg Mark Sheldon’s letter, revealingly titled “The walkout’s purpose was derailed by anti-Israel sentiment.” This title does not only reinforce the erasure of the Palestinian people and of the continual punishment inflicted upon them by Israel but also deploys a comm...

Letter to the Editor: Israel, Palestine and Soup — A Call for Campus Pluralism

September 19, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

What is your favorite soup? Take a moment to think — we’ll come back to it. My name is Charlie and I’m a McCormick senior. I will be serving our undergraduate Jewish community this year as the Hillel representative on...

Zilberstein: Untangling Jewish identity, Jewish nationalism

Shira Zilberstein, Guest Columnist

May 15, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The decline of conventional religious observance is a well-documented trend in contemporary society. However, this trend, especially for contemporary Jews, does not diminish the salience of religious identity. I think this vacuum c...