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Opinion | 10 Days in the “Heroic Little Nation of Israel”

The Israeli flag at the top of Masada.

By Aidan Segal, For The Pitt News

January 13, 2020

The sun sets on the hills of the Old City of Jerusalem as we are greeted with the singing of “Am Yisrael Chai” and the blowing of the shofar.

Letter to the Editor | Re: ‘Editorial: Pro-Palestine doesn’t mean anti-Semitic’

February 13, 2019

The op-ed piece published Tuesday is dangerous because though its writers claim it does, it has not opened a dialogue.

Editorial: Pro-Palestine doesn’t mean anti-Semitic

Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. — one of two Muslim women recently elected to the House of Representatives — awaits the start of the 116th Congress on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 3 in Washington, D.C.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 12, 2019

The tweets, which have been decried by Democrats and Republicans alike, lacked the context of a long history of anti-Semitic tropes and offensive stereotypes.

Integrate Haredi Jews with secular society

 A group of Haredi Jewish people hold a demonstration on Wall Street in opposition to the Israeli draft law in 2014.

By Josh Beylinson, For The Pitt News

September 25, 2018

The Haredim must integrate with mainstream Israeli society soon, or else Israel will become a country of two divided Jewish demographics unable to work together for the common good of the nation.

US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, at the United Nations in New York on September 11, 2017. (Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA/TNS)

By Tracy Wilkinson | Tribune Washington Bureau

June 19, 2018

WASHINGTON _ The Trump administration announced Tuesday it is withdrawing from the U.N. body that oversees human rights around the globe, saying the 47-nation council has shown an "unconscionable" bias against Israel and a blind willingness to ignore abuse elsewhere. The decision to leave the U.N....

Editorial: US made mistake in moving embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Protesters run away from tear gas dispersed by Israeli forces as they inch closer to the border fence separating Israel and Gaza in a camp east of Gaza City, Gaza on Monday, May 14, 2018. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

May 16, 2018

For the past seven weeks, protesters in and around Palestine have taken to the streets to demand their right to return to areas they were forcibly expelled from when the state of Israel was created. And on Monday, at least 60 protesters were killed by Israeli forces — the same day the United States ...

Professor unearths Israeli heritage

Many of the carvings and inscriptions in the Israeli Heritage Classroom reference Hebrew literature and biblical imagery and are similar to designs found in first-century Galilean architecture. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Zoe Pawliczek | Staff Writer

November 28, 2017

Professor Jodi Magness embarked on a mission in 2011 to excavate the Huqoq synagogue in Israel with little idea of its contents — and with only an ancient village as its possible location. Unsure of whether they would find anything, Magness’ team randomly picked a square as their first dig site and d...

Israelis and Palestinian find common ground in the environment

Shadi Shiha (left) and Eve Tendler led a discussion about Palestine and Israel environmental issues Thursday as part of Pitt’s International Week. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff photographer)

By Nina Kneuer | Staff Writer

October 20, 2017

From a Palestinian point of view the Arava Institute is located in Palestine, and from an Israeli point of view the Institute is located in Israel. Students and faculty from the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies — a university that focuses on intercultural research and environmental work — led a ...

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