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Apr 4, 2017, 10:20 PM
BDS is for a Zero-Sum Solution, not for Peace
In light of Israel’s controversial entry ban on supporters of boycotting Israeli products and the arrest of Omar Barghouti, the BDS Movement finds itself in the headlines once again. Many have come out to criticize Israel’s actions, especially in...
Mar 2, 2017, 11:50 PM
From France-Germany to Northern Ireland: Contact your Congressmen to support H.R. 1221
Erbfeindschaft was the idea that French-German enmity would be inevitable and eternal. This idea lasted from as far back as the 16th century to after WWII. Yet, today, Germany and France are seen as genuine allies and their rivalry is...
Nov 11, 2016, 8:17 AM
Do not be a bystander
Diffusion of responsibility suggests that an individual will stand by and do nothing if others are around in an event where help is needed. Now that Donald J. Trump is President of the United States -- it's going to...
Oct 7, 2016, 9:00 AM
The Jewish Ambassador: How the American Jewish Millennial can fulfill Peres’ dream
"I've been controversial for most of my life. Suddenly I've become popular. I don't know when I was wrong, then or now." Shimon Peres' legacy, just as any other prominent historical figure's legacy, is up for debate. Did he make...
Sep 13, 2016, 3:23 PM
Why the Syrian Civil War Must be Resolved on a Regional Basis
The US-Russian brokered ceasefire between the Assad government and the rebels went into effect Monday evening Damascus time. The plan is for a cessasation of violence between the American-backed Syrian rebels and the Assad government over the next week...
Aug 27, 2016, 1:22 AM
The Consequence of Labeling Israeli NGOs as ‘Foreign Agents’
Earlier this month, Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked of the Jewish Home party went on a tour with right-wing NGO Regavim. At the end of the tour, she announced at a local settlement that she saw how Palestinian homes were illegally...
Aug 12, 2016, 8:25 AM
Why Israel should ‘Recognize’ Palestine
Israel and the Arab Gulf States have never been closer together, yet they have never been further apart. On one hand they share vital common interests in combating non-state military actors like Daesh throughout the region and they are...
Jun 17, 2016, 7:14 AM
When I heard Ahmadinejad’s voice
Towards the end of winter break, I posted a status reflecting on how I felt as a person of color, as a person with conflicting identities, being Iranian and Jewish. I said how I felt most accepted for both...
Jun 10, 2016, 7:31 AM
Generational Splits: The myth that being young means being liberal
I was truly saddened to hear about the terror attacks on Wednesday night, as I have many friends and family residing in Tel Aviv. Curiously though, the two Palestinian shooters were in their 20s. This may surprise some because...
May 13, 2016, 9:50 AM
A Palestinian Fishing Rod
What is this one state, two state? I want peace - a Palestinian from Nablus told me on our way to Jerusalem. During my time in the Palestinian Territories last year, I was humbled to get the chance to speak...
Jonah Naghi is a double major in psychology and Middle East Studies at Clark University.