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Arab-Israeli woman shares perspective with Hillel

Arab-Israeli woman shares perspective with Hillel

February 28, 2018


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By Guy Ovadia, news correspondent Lian Najami, the first Arab-Israeli woman to receive a Rhodes scholarship, visited Northeastern Hillel Thursday to discuss her perspective on Israel as an Arab, Muslim woman from Haifa, a city in northern Israel. As part of the scholarship, Najami will study exclusivity...

Huskies For Israel petition opposes HP boycott

Huskies For Israel petition opposes HP boycott

February 21, 2018


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By Emily Sandstrom, news correspondent A Northeastern pro-Israel student group launched a petition opposing the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, or BDS, which currently advocates for a global boycott of Hewlett-Packard, or HP, products because of the company’s business with the Israeli government...

Israeli soldiers met by protesters, supporters at Northeastern Hillel

Israeli soldiers met by protesters, supporters at Northeastern Hillel

November 15, 2017


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By Ysabelle Kempe and Janette Ebbers, news staff  Former Israeli Defense Force soldiers came to speak on their experiences serving for the Israeli army at Northeastern University Hillel Nov. 2, where they were met by nearly 100 protesters outside the Jewish center.   The visit was part of the e...

Letter: Student organizations support DivestNU

Letter: Student organizations support DivestNU

October 13, 2016


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DivestNU is a coalition of more than 30 student organizations at Northeastern who support divesting the university’s endowment from fossil fuel companies. After 75 percent of students who participated in a 2014 Student Government Association referendum on divestment voted “yes,” Northeastern set...

Students for Justice in Palestine negotiate with university

Students for Justice in Palestine negotiate with university

April 17, 2014


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By Maxim Tamarov, News Staff  Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) representatives met Tuesday with Laura A. Wankel, vice president of student affairs, and Robert O. Jose, associate dean for cultural and residential life, to discuss the reinstatement of the club for next semester. “We discuss...

An open letter to President Joseph E. Aoun

April 9, 2014


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We are writing today in response to your letter from last week titled, “Our Journey to Deeper Understanding.” While we appreciate you taking the time to actually engage with issues on campus, we can’t help but feel that your letter is disingenuous. By presenting the campus as a neutral place where ...

Letter: NU better off without SJP, but restrictive policies and unfair treatment wrong

April 9, 2014


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Upon reading in The News that Northeastern on March 7 issued a suspension of the student group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), I read into the situation and was disappointed to learn that the university failed to apply regulations and policies in a consistent manner. Further, I was shocked ...

Knesset panel visits Blackman, sparks protests

April 3, 2014


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By Maxim Tamarov, News Staff On Tuesday, Northeastern and the Ruderman Family Foundation hosted a panel of six members of the Israeli Knesset, representing five distinct political parties, in Blackman Auditorium. The delegation’s goal was to address issues that affect Israeli and America...

Editorial: Outside groups wrong to use NU to wage their war

April 2, 2014


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Every spring the Middle East comes to Northeastern. It usually begins with Students for Justice in Palestine’s “Apartheid Week.” SJP makes some lavish display that offends pro-Israel students, who respond with their own rhetoric. Then comes Holocaust Remembrance Week, which Huskies for Israel and ...

Column: Time to calm down and work togther

April 2, 2014


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By Chris Benevento, News Staff As of late, it would seem as though the fate of the Israel-Palestine conflict rests solely on the shoulders of Northeastern’s student body. From protests, to fake evictions, to suspensions, one would think that Northeastern University is where change will come. But it ...

Protests on campus sparked by showing of movie director’s pro-Israel film documentary

March 27, 2014


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By Kelly Kasulis and Maxim Tamarov, News Staff  The divisive debate over the Israeli occupation of Palestine erupted again on campus Tuesday evening, at a screening of gay porn filmmaker Michael Lucas’ “Undressing Israel:  Gay Men in the Promised Land.” Lucas’s depiction of gay life in Is...

March 26, 2014


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