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    OP-ED: BDS: The Underlying Truth

    The transition from high school to college can be daunting; when you leave the secure bubble of your hometown to travel to a space where all religions, beliefs, movements, clubs and words are accepted, you sometimes don’t know how to respond to the change. Finding the right words and knowing the facts can be essential to finding your niche on campus. One of these aforementioned movements is called BDS—Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. This movement rejects and undermines Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state by misinforming the public and distorting the media. Co-Founder of the BDS movement, Omar Al-Barghouti, clearly states BDS’s ultimate view of a Jewish state: “I…

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    OP-ED: The Voice of BDS on Campus

    Camera On Campus In a recent vote at New York University, the Student Government Assembly passed a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) type resolution to divest from companies that do business with the Israel Defence Forces, effectively taking an offensive position against Israel. The passing of the resolution means that the NYU SGA supports ending business with firms that work with Israel by providing it with war materials such as helicopters and bulldozers. Specifically, the proposal, titled “Resolution on the Human Rights of Palestine,” asked NYU to cut their ties with four firms: Caterpillar, General Electric, Boeing and Lockheed Martin. However, NYU President Andrew Hamilton has previously denounced the BDS…

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    OP-ED: The Voice of BDS on Campus

    In a recent vote at New York University, the Student Government Assembly passed a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) type resolution to divest from companies that do business with the Israel Defence Forces, effectively taking an offensive position against Israel. The passing of the resolution means that the NYU SGA supports ending business with firms that work with Israel by providing it with war materials such as helicopters and bulldozers. Specifically, the proposal, titled “Resolution on the Human Rights of Palestine,” asked NYU to cut their ties with four firms: Caterpillar, General Electric, Boeing and Lockheed Martin. However, NYU President Andrew Hamilton has previously denounced the BDS movement against Israel.…

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    College: There’s No Place Like Home

    Since the start of the fall semester this year, universities across the United States have been desecrated with vitriolic anti-Semitic propaganda, causing dissent and discomfort across college campuses country-wide. While there have always been anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic sentiments found on college campuses, the degree of discrimination against Jews and demonization of Israel and Israelis has recently reached a turning point. Students across college campuses are wondering how universities across the country plan put a stop to such unfathomable discrimination. Hate can be expressed in many ways, one of which is through flyers. Flyers are being distributed country-wide blaming Jews for the sexual assault allegations against the newly sworn-in Supreme Court…

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    Book Review: “Fly Away!” Like really far, far away…

    “Fly Away” By Kristin Hannah 416 pp. St. Martin’s Press. $18.77 “Fly Away” is the second book in the “Firefly Lane” series by Kristin Hannah, and picks up where its predecessor, the best-selling novel “Firefly Lane,” left off. In “Fly Away,” readers revisit Tully Hart as she tries to overcome the untimely death of her best friend, Kate Ryan. Tully, the former host of the talk show “The Girlfriend,” falls from her high, lavish life, as her best friend Kate’s death consumes her reality. Without Kate or her goddaughter, Marah, who has run away, Tully has no one to turn to and runs her car into a cement block in…