Monday, September 1, 2014 Elul 6, 5774

By:
David Bedein
While the Palestinian Authority has witnessed unprecedented economic growth of late, life for 4 million descendants of Arab refugees who live inside or contiguous to their presumably "temporary" facilities has remained stagnant. UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which oversees the life of Arab refugees, premises all its policies on adherence to the "right of return" to villages...
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Egypt files criminal charges against Americans for promoting democracy. Syria intensifies its brutal offensive against its own citizens. And a unity agreement between rival Palestinian factions threatens to shut the door on relations with Israel for the foreseeable future. One year after uprisings in the Arab world inspired a mix of awe and fear, it's not a pretty picture. The...
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By:
Logan Bayroff
The atmosphere in the lead-up to the recent boycott, divestment and sanctions conference at the University of Pennsylvania was characterized by acrimony and anger not native to this campus. Yet this acrimony did not come from students or university representatives, or from campus institutions like Hillel. We in the Penn community did our basic duty to uphold free speech on...
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By:
Noah Feit
As a student who was at the forefront of the campaign to confront the boycott, divestment and sanctions conference at the University of Pennsylvania earlier this month, I think it's important to demystify much of the perceived hysteria behind the pro-Israel community's efforts surrounding the event. The mixed messages and apprehension about the conference were the result of a few...
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Super Sunday may not be as glitzy a production as the Super Bowl, but we all have a stake in ensuring we make it to the end zone. The annual rite of passage for our Jewish community has become more than an important day for raising much-needed funds to support programs at home and beyond. The daylong phone-a-thon at the...
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