On Oct. 29, Israel released 26 Palestinian prisoners: 21 to the West Bank and five to the Gaza Strip. The release is the second of four being made by Israel in an attempt to bring the Palestinian Authority back to peace negotiations. While these prisoners were welcomed by their families as heroes, let’s not forget […]
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When I first heard of President Obama’s announcement to push for a complete freeze of Israeli settlements in 2009, I was working in East Jerusalem. Ziad, one of my editors, was ecstatic with the news, forcing every employee within the office to view the video clips of Obama’s declaration. Perhaps it was silly or naive […]
The Israelis call it “cutting the grass.” Every so often, the level of rocket fire coming from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into Israel rises from the level of nuisance to that of provocation, just as the weeds in your garden grow naturally to an unsightly height. At that point, it’s time to take out the […]
The alleged “standards” of journalism have failed me. They have failed the Israelis, and they have failed the Palestinian people. By now, most students have heard about the recent battle between Israel and Hamas. However, most students are extremely ignorant to the situation in its entirety, and I cannot blame them — I blame the […]
Robert Zaller When was the last time a poem raised such a ruckus? Well, not really a poem, but a 67-line piece of doggerel titled “What Must Be Said.” Its author is Gunter Grass, the 1999 Nobel laureate in literature, last heard from in 2006 when he confessed to having joined the Waffen SS […]
Robert Zaller President Barack Obama has said that it is time to reduce speculation about war with Iran. But who’s been doing the talking? American warships have been controversially sailing around the Strait of Hormuz for months, leading our president to declare publicly that “all options are on the table” to prevent Iran from […]
President John A. Fry led a delegation to Jerusalem to attend a symposium Jan. 29 sponsored by Hebrew University’s Institute for Drug Research and Drexel University to reaffirm the commitment to a partnership between the two universities. The gathering, which was attended by about 40 researchers and faculty members from both universities, was the second […]
President John A. Fry represented Drexel University in Israel July 4-10 as part of a delegation of university presidents and chancellors seeking to discuss the challenges of higher education and better understand the cultural climate of the state. The trip, which was organized by the American Jewish Committee, included presentations and discussions concerning Israeli politics, […]
Shoshana Weiss “Entertainment Weekly” is a magazine filled with the types of articles young adults our age can appreciate: articles regarding the next best films, TV series, music and books. When I open EW, I expect to read about Angelina Jolie’s next big role, or the upcoming episode of “Glee.” I do not expect to […]
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