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Topic: Israel/Palestine

Frieden ‘19.5: I was tear gassed by the IDF. Warren Kanders Must Go.

Op-eds, Opinions

Frieden ‘19.5: I was tear gassed by the IDF. Warren Kanders Must Go.

March 11, 2020 1 comment

Last fall, I watched a livestream of the Whitney Museum filling with smoke. The smoke emanated from bundles of sage burned by members of Decolonize This Place, an activist collective based in New York City advocating for the removal of Warren Kanders ’79 P’23 from the board of the museum.

Panelists discussed the two films shown during the conference “Gender in Israeli and Palestinian Film,” held this Sunday and Monday.

News, University News

“Gender in Israeli and Palestinian Film” conference features award-winning films

February 12, 2020 0 comments

The Program in Judaic Studies and the Center for Middle East Studies collaborated on a film conference in order to add a more personal dimension to campus discussions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Federman ’23: Trump’s so-called peace plan for Israel and Palestine hinders progress

Columns

Federman ’23: Trump’s so-called peace plan for Israel and Palestine hinders progress

January 31, 2020 0 comments

It took me only a few weeks on Brown’s campus to realize something notable about the political culture here — that one cannot escape becoming involved in the contentious and ongoing conversation about Israel and Palestine.

Harris-Grosky ’22, Kianovsky ’23, Edelstein ’23, Nussbaum Cohen ’23, Federman ’23: The Democratic party must concretely oppose Israel’s annexationist policies

Op-eds, Opinions

Harris-Grosky ’22, Kianovsky ’23, Edelstein ’23, Nussbaum Cohen ’23, Federman ’23: The Democratic party must concretely oppose Israel’s annexationist policies

December 4, 2019 1 comment

For decades, the long-standing consensus in American politics has been support for the two-state solution as the only viable resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

ACCRIP recommends University divest from companies ‘facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine’

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ACCRIP recommends University divest from companies ‘facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine’

December 2, 2019 1 comment

The Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Practices voted to recommend that the University divest from “companies identified as facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine” Monday afternoon.

Letter: A Jewish case against Brown Divest

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: A Jewish case against Brown Divest

March 21, 2019 8 comments

To the Editor: In response to “A Jewish case for Brown Divest,” we, a group of Jewish students at Brown, would like to offer a different Jewish perspective and articulate why opposing divestment is in line with Jewish values. The authors contend that their Jewish identity “compels (them) to speak […]

Letter: Two state solution referendum is preferable to divestment

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Two state solution referendum is preferable to divestment

March 19, 2019 3 comments

In Kyle Price’s ’20 recent op-ed, the author opposes the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement against Israel. As a Jew, I’m reluctantly against BDS and fearful that it could become a camouflage for blatantly anti-Semitic activities.

Bokhary ’21: University should prioritize ethics over profit

Letters to the Editor

Bokhary ’21: University should prioritize ethics over profit

March 14, 2019 Comments are Disabled

In his column titled “Divestment has severe costs — and nobody is talking about them,”  Anuj Krishnamurthy ’19 seeks to discredit Brown Divest and essentially places the University’s financial well-being over the ethics of being a stakeholder in companies that profit off the suffering of Palestinians.

Aman ’20: Creating productive dialogue on Israel/Palestine

Columns, Opinions

Aman ’20: Creating productive dialogue on Israel/Palestine

February 27, 2019 1 comment

I used to spend a lot of time avoiding news about Israel and Palestine. In particular, learning about human rights violations committed by the Israel Defense Forces was deeply upsetting — it was hard to discover that the fairy tale place I learned about as a child in Hebrew school wasn’t so magical after all.

Op-eds, Opinions

Gladstone ’18, Shire ’19: A call for civil dialogue and nuance

April 13, 2018 1 comment

Earlier this week, a group called Students Supporting Israel — which has no affiliation with Brown Students for Israel or, as far as we know, with any student group on campus — tabled outside of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center last Wednesday.