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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Protesters participate in a die-in in front of the Cathedral of Learning on Friday at an event hosted by Pittsburgh Palestine Coalition. (Liam Sullivan | Staff Photographer)

Pro-Palestine organizations hold die-in outside Cathedral, Bigelow Boulevard

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer April 2, 2024
Around 60 people joined Pittsburgh Palestine Coalition’s die-in protest on Friday to demand an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
Protesters gather in Schenley Plaza on Tuesday afternoon to protest Israeli military actions in Gaza.

‘We have to do it for them’: Protest in support of Palestine draws crowd in Schenley Plaza

By Patrick Diana, Staff Writer February 14, 2024
About 200 students and community members gathered in Schenley Plaza for an emergency “Hands Off Rafah” rally in the wake of Israel’s recent barrage on Rafah.
Yadin Gellman, an IDF veteran and Israeli actor, responds to questions from students in the Hillel JUC building on Wednesday afternoon.

Former IDF soldier Yadin Gellman speaks at Hillel JUC, students protest outside

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor January 25, 2024
Pitt’s Student Coalition for Israel hosted Yadin Gellman, a former Israeli Defense Force soldier and Israeli actor, at the Hillel Jewish University Center on Wednesday evening for a crowd of 50 people. Just outside the speaker event, about 200 students and community members protested Gellman’s presence in Oakland.
People hold signs and flags at a rally in support of Palestine in Oakland on Oct. 10.

Opinion | Pay attention to the language of war

By Sofia Uriagereka-Herburger, Senior Staff Columnist December 4, 2023
Language and its employment are not free from responsibility. Context must be applied, relentlessly. We need to question definitions and designations, what they reveal about who is setting them, and what it means to grant authority to those in that position.
Posters of Israeli hostages being held by Hamas after its attack on Israel last month on the outside wall of Amos Hall in the Schenley Quadrangle.

University addresses removal of Israeli hostage posters

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor November 14, 2023
In areas around campus such as the Quad, University personnel have taken down “missing person” posters of Israeli hostages as they violate the University’s signage policies, according to a spokesperson.
Screenshot from a virtual panel discussion on Monday about the recent events in Israel and Palestine.

Scholars discuss Israel, Palestine history and ways to talk about the conflict

By Khushi Rai, Senior Staff Writer October 17, 2023
Pitt Jewish Studies Program, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Center for Civil Rights and Racial Justice, Office of the Chancellor and the University Center for International Studies held a panel with Omar Dajani and Mira Sucharov to discuss the history of Israel and Palestine.
People chant in a rally in support of Palestine passes through Carnegie Mellon University Friday afternoon.

Rally for Palestine expresses anger over Israeli occupation, treatment of Palestinians

By Spencer Levering, Senior Staff Writer October 13, 2023
Over 300 people rallied near Schenley Plaza to support Palestinian people on Friday afternoon. Those in attendance gathered in a circle to listen to speeches before walking down Forbes Ave to Carnegie Mellon University where more speakers talked about the treatment of Palestinians and the recent news about the situation between Israel and Palestine.
The Cathedral of Learning

Chancellor Joan Gabel releases statement condemning recent attacks in Israel

By Betul Tuncer, Editor-in-Chief October 12, 2023
Chancellor Joan Gabel sent out an email statement to the Pitt community on Thursday afternoon regarding the recent attacks that took place in Israel. Gabel said, “In no uncertain terms, we condemn these unconscionable, barbaric acts.”
Israel Peace Rally participants gather in a circle draped in Israeli flags to sing prayers in Schenley Plaza on Monday evening.

Different student groups rally in Schenley for Israel, Palestine in wake of recent attacks

By Anna Kuntz, Staff Writer October 10, 2023
Over 100 students rallied in Schenley Plaza to show their support for Israel following recent attacks by militant group Hamas just outside of Gaza. Later in the evening, another group of students also rallied in response to show their support of Palestine.
Israelis are seen from above a protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his far-right government that his opponents say threaten democracy and freedoms, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023

Opinion | Israel’s modification of its judicial system has negative implications for democracy

By Rachel Soloff, Opinions Editor March 3, 2023
Despite most Israelis being vehemently opposed to it, the Likud party’s weakening of the Supreme Court has negative implications for the state of democracy in Israel.
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