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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…

  • Caption: An image taken from SpaceIL’s Beresheet spacecraft, about 13 miles from the moon’s surface. Credit: New York Times and SpaceIL/Israel Aerospace Industries
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    Israel’s Spacecraft Dream Crashes Into the Moon

    Israel Aerospace Industries were excited to make history with their latest project, The Beresheet Spacecraft, set to take off to the Moon in early April. More than 2,500 Israeli men, women and children crowded around the command center, located in Yehud, Israel; all were anticipating the event from their comfortable plastic chairs. Among them was Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was just as excited for the launch. Beresheet, which is Hebrew for “in the beginning,” costed about $100 million for the entire mission. Although it seems like an exorbitant amount of money for a small project, it was significantly cheaper than other government-funded projects. According to The New York Times,…

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    Ilhan Omar attacked for controversial statements deemed anti-semitic

    IRepresentative Ilhan Omar has once again made headlines after several of her controversial tweets about Israel and its relationship with the U.S were found to be offensive.   After making history during the 2018 midterm elections and being voted into Congress as the first Somali-American Muslim to represent Minnesota’s 5th congressional district in the U.S House of Representatives, the headlines that once praised Omar’s historic appointment quickly turned sour. The backlash against Omar began after her response to the House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, who had insisted that Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Omar be punished for their criticism of Israel’s right- wing government. Omar fired back: “It’s all about the…

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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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    Questions of Anti-Semitism at the University of Michigan

    Another day of classes had just begun for the students at The University of Michigan. For most, it was just one day closer to the weekend. For one student, it was the day anti-Semitism had become a part of her curriculum.     Alexa Smith, senior graphic design major at The University of Michigan, was attending a mandatory lecture entitled the “Penny Stamps Speaker Series,” held by Professor Emory Douglas. During the lecture, Douglas exhibited a series of slides on a projector, containing approximately 200 in total, but one of them had quickly offended Jewish students. It was a photo of Adolf Hitler, who in the 1940s led Germany into…