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Cori Shalit and Yael Pasumansky

December 4, 2019

In light of the recent rise in antisemitic attacks and anti-Israel sentiments spreading across Western college campuses, and in cities in America and abroad, we want to share our personal stories explaining why we hold Israel close to our hearts. As proud supporters of the Jewish state, we see a li...

Our campus conversation about the Arab-Israeli conflict lacks context

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Harrison Thorn, Senior Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Through all the debate over Israel that happens on Tulane’s campus, it seems that one crucial idea consistently slips through the cracks: criticizing Israel isn’t anti-Semitic. The trouble comes when criticism turns to demonization of Israel and the Jewish people who reside there, or when inadequat...

From ploughshares to swords: Zionism is an attack on Judaism

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Cliff Soloway, Miranda Teresa Fitz, and Shay Meredith

October 28, 2019

In 2017, when three students formed a chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace — now Students for Justice in Palestine — here at Tulane, they were reprimanded for anti-Semitism by several Undergraduate Student Government senators.  Since then, Letters to the Editor and our events have continuously been met ...

Letter to the Editor: ‘Pinkwashing’ misrepresents LGBTQ rights in Israel

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Yael Pasumansky

October 16, 2019

Yael Pasumansky is a fellow for the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America. Dear Editor, Following Shai DeLuca-Tamasi’s visit to Tulane this past month, three students wrote an article in the Hullabaloo discussing LGBTQ+ rights in Israel. In their article, the authors grossl...

OPINION: Pinkwashing Israeli politics at Tulane

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Cliff Soloway, Wash Fields, and Harmonii Odinga

October 2, 2019

On Tuesday last week, Shai DeLuca-Tamasi visited Tulane to share his experiences as a gay man and former sergeant in the Israeli Defense Forces. DeLuca-Tamasi spoke about coming out in the military and the acceptance he received from his unit.  He launched a defense of the Israeli gay rights movement ...

BDS movement is Harmful for Peace and Human Rights

Daniel Gottlieb, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2018

The recent push for Tulane to follow in the footsteps of New Orleans and adopt a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions resolution against Israel is both misguided and unethical. Shrouded under the veneer of promoting human rights, it in fact empowers the major human rights violators in Gaza and the West Ba...

Student Org Spotlight: Students for Justice in Palestine opens dialogue, builds community

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Lily Milwit, Senior Staff Reporter

April 18, 2018

During the 2016-17 academic year, students hoping to start a club based on advocating for peace in the Israel-Palestine conflict went before the Undergraduate Student Government Senate to make its case. The students, who wanted to charter the club under the name "Jewish Voices for Peace," were met...

Letter to the Editor: Students must embrace progressive organizing, hold administration accountable

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Students for Justice in Palestine

April 15, 2018

On Jan. 25, the New Orleans City Council rescinded resolution R-18-5, which encouraged divestment from corporations benefiting from human rights violations. Since then, members of Students for Justice in Palestine have returned to campus with a new perspective on progressive organizing. The resolution...

Letter to the Editor: Tulane must not adopt pro-BDS policies

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Alan Smason

April 7, 2018

Dear Editor: As a Tulane alumnus and the former Features Editor and Executive Editor of The Hullabaloo during the early 1970s, I was appalled that the newspaper chose to run a pro-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanction), anti-Israel opinion piece by freshman Dylan Borne. In making the case for a...

Tulane must follow New Orleans’ lead regarding Palestine

Dylan Borne, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2018

For the past year, a human rights movement has been growing in New Orleans, but Tulane's practices lag behind it. Activist groups are backing the Human Rights Investment Screening Resolution, which asks the city to review all contracts with corporations that violate human rights. The resolution, though...