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Florida Student Detained In Israel For Political Belief

American media often perpetuates the notion that Israel is one of the most “progressive countries” in the East as of right now. However, would a progressive nation reportedly deport US citizen students for their own personal beliefs? Canary Mission is a website that “documents people and groups that promote hatred of the USA, Israel and Jews on North American college campuses.” This website exposes individuals, professors and organizations for being “anti-semitic.” The literal tagline reads “IF YOU’RE

International

Is the Israeli Prime Minister Afraid of Carpet Laundries?

In an address to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 27, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered an Iranophobic speech, in which he accused Iran of having a “secret atomic warehouse,” alongside other allegations. To quote, “Today I’m revealing the site of a second facility: Iran’s secret atomic warehouse. It’s right here, in the Turkuzahbad Distrcit of Tehran. Just three miles away. Let me show you exactly what the secret atomic warehouse looks like. Here it

International

African Migrants Have 3 Months to Either Leave Israel or Go to Jail

Recently, the Israeli government informed more than 35,000 African migrants that they have three months to either leave Israel or go to jail. The country has offered to give the migrants $3,500 and free airfare if they leave. They have been told to either go back home or to Rwanda and Uganda. The Israeli government claims the African migrants came illegally. They believe that the refugees “threaten the country’s Jewish character.” The majority of the

International

Meet Ahed Tamimi: The Newest Face of the Palestinian Resistance

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been floating in and out of mainstream news for quite a while. Most recently, the conflict was once again brought to the limelight after President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, although Jerusalem is highly contested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Previously, the area was unrecognized by many countries as belonging to Israel in order to avoid instigating the

Op-ed

Religion Seen Through a Feminist’s Eyes

Judaism is a strange religion in my view. The majority of our beliefs are fairly Liberal, but the more Orthodox people within our religion seem to believe otherwise. You would think that since the majority of our religion’s beliefs are liberal, that the more observant Jews would be the most Liberal of them all, but the truth is, they’re not. They strictly follow what used to be, and not what now is. I have always

International

Here’s What’s Going on in the Palestinian Hunger Strike

On April 17, 1,500 Palestinian prisoners announced a hunger strike to protest against the Israeli policy of incarceration with no trial and the horrendous, inhumane conditions in Israeli prisons and in order to shed light on the degrading standards in said prisons. Across six Israeli jails, the fast, which is led by Marwan Barghouti will continue until the striking prisoners attain their rights and demands regarding the prison’s conditions, which have reached now reached a new

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Defensive End for Seattle Seahawks, Michael Bennett, Declines Israeli Invitation, Adding Him to Our List of Woke Athletes

More and more athletes are using their voices to speak up for the voiceless. This past month, the image-conscious state of Israel had been necessarily embarrassed and called out by 6 NFL players. Israel invited 11 NFL players on an all-expenses paid trip for public relation purposes stating that after the visit, they will be proclaimed “goodwill ambassadors of Israel.” The first to decline the invitation was defensive lineman of the Seattle Seahawks, Michael Bennett.

Politics

What Does Donald Trump’s Presidency Mean for Palestine?

Support for Donald Trump transcended the Not-So-United States of America through the course of this election season and reached an international level. World leaders have endorsed him, and the citizens of countries oceans away have proudly voiced their optimism regarding the Republican candidate. In the moments following Donald Trump’s electoral win in this years’ circus of a Presidential Election, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated the Republican candidate on his victory. In a short statement,

International

Zionist Celebrities Don’t Deserve Your Admiration

  Everyone admires celebrities. Whether it’s actors, singers, models or artists, we’ve all looked up to someone at some point. But celebrities aren’t flawless creatures who never do anything wrong. They are human beings just like everyone else, and sometimes they aren’t people we should admire: they might be racist, homophobic, sexist… and zionists. And they don’t deserve our support.   For those of you who aren’t familiar with this term, a zionist is a

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