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The Pittsburgh branch of Jewish Voice for Peace publicized a petition to end all training exchanges between the Pittsburgh police and Israel in November.

Opinion | Anti-Israel groups’ petition is misleading

By Josh Beylinson, Staff Columnist January 29, 2021
The petition is filled with false assertions and demonstrates that these organizations are interested not in real dialogue about Israel or Zionism, but in promoting incendiary campaigns that employ anti-Semitic tropes.
Opinion | Abraham Accords are not a betrayal of Palestinians

Opinion | Abraham Accords are not a betrayal of Palestinians

By Josh Beylinson, Staff Columnist November 18, 2020
The Palestinian leadership may disapprove of Arab-Israeli diplomatic relations, but Israel should not be ostracized by the international community for the Palestinian leadership’s own refusal to make peace.
The Israeli flag at the top of Masada.

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

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.
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.

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

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

Integrate Haredi Jews with secular society

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.
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)

US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

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...

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)

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

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...

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)

Professor unearths Israeli heritage

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...

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)

Israelis and Palestinian find common ground in the environment

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...

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