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Rush University professor compares health care in Israel and the United States

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor

May 18, 2017

Filed under Campus, Events

Universal health care should be implemented in United States as it is in Israel, Rush University Prof. Stanley Lapidos said at an event Wednesday as he compared the two countries’ health care systems. About 10 people attended...

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

May 16, 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’...

Israeli activists discuss challenges, rewards of LGBT advocacy in Jerusalem

Matthew Choi, Assistant Campus Editor

January 21, 2016

Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Although trials persist and tragedies linger, it is getting better for one of the most prominent LGBT rights organization in Jerusalem, said Sarah Kala, executive director of Jerusalem Open House. Kala spoke to a crowd of ab...

Rauner announces he plans to sign first state law against Israel boycotts

Kevin Mathew, Copy Chief

May 19, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

Gov. Bruce Rauner will sign into law the first-ever state action against Israel boycotts, he announced via Twitter on Monday. Rauner made the announcement after the Illinois House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill...

Illinois considering a bill to punish companies that boycott Israel

Kevin Mathew, Copy Chief

May 8, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

Illinois will not invest in companies that boycott Israel if a new bill passes. The policy, which could be the first in the United States to take action against the boycotts, would affect companies that take “actions that...

Guest Column: Respecting Syrian lives is the least we can do

Ameer Al-Khudari, Guest Columnist

February 17, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Syrian conflict has found its way to Northwestern campus politics. It took only four years, nearly four million refugees and 220,000 lives to do so. Its emergence on our campus isn’t going to give the few Syrian-Americans on campus a gasp of long-needed fresh air, either. If anything, th...

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern should invest in peace

Joey Becker, Evan Fox, and Ariella Hoffman-Peterson

January 26, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Last week, our campus saw a call for Northwestern to divest from six corporations linked to Israel: Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Caterpillar, G4S, Elbit Systems and Hewlett-Packard. In its letter to the editor, NU Divest told us that the Israeli-Palestinian peace process has already failed and that the NU Divest agenda, as part of t...