Topic: Israel/Palestine

Project Interchange-sponsored trip draws criticism

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Project Interchange-sponsored trip draws criticism

February 13, 2017 0 comments

Seventeen Brown students traveled to Israel and Palestine over winter break on a trip sponsored by Project Interchange.

Until June 2015, Palestinian territories were not options for study abroad. The ban was lifted in response to requests by faculty members.

Study abroad options include West Bank

April 20, 2016 0 comments

Students can now apply to study at universities in the occupied Palestinian territories, as well as institutes in Israel.


SJP: Petitioning against Hillel is not anti-Semitic

March 21, 2016 0 comments

Two weeks ago, a coalition of students wrote to Janet Mock, petitioning her to reconsider the Brown/RISD Hillel sponsorship of her March 21 talk.


Bennett ’16: Pinkwashing is a poor reason to reject the Mock event

March 18, 2016 0 comments

Last week, a petition began circulating online that demanded the acclaimed trans activist Janet Mock disassociate her lecture from its sponsors.

Mock cancels lecture amid student protest

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Mock cancels lecture amid student protest

March 17, 2016 0 comments

Janet Mock, a black, native Hawaiian trans woman and activist, announced Wednesday morning that she had canceled her campus talk, “Redefining Realness.”

Hummus options added after SJP protest

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Hummus options added after SJP protest

March 8, 2016 0 comments

In response to requests from Students for Justice in Palestine to boycott Sabra, Dining Services has begun offering Cedar’s Hummus in University eateries.

Birthright participants ride camels on their trip to Israel this past winter. The program went on as planned despite recent violence in the area.

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Birthright exposes Jews to diverse views on Israel, some ‘problematic’

February 10, 2016 0 comments

Just a week before Brown/RISD Hillel arrived in Israel for Birthright this January, two young Israelis were stabbed in Jerusalem.

Student protesters gathered outside a lecture organized by the Brown/RISD Hillel featuring a chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Natan Sharansky, as well as actor Michael Douglas.

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Students protest Hillel-sponsored lecture

January 29, 2016 0 comments

Thursday night’s “Jewish Journeys” lecture in Salomon 101 took place amid a protest led by Students for Justice in Palestine.


SJP: A Call to Action: Protest the Douglas/Sharansky Lecture

January 28, 2016 0 comments

Today Jan. 28, Michael Douglas and Natan Sharansky will be coming to Brown for a lecture devoted to spreading “hasbara” (propaganda) on college campuses.