Hamzeh Daoud ’20 has resigned from his Resident Assistant position in Norcliffe House, he announced in a statement to The Daily on Friday afternoon. Daoud’s resignation follows two weeks of controversy over a Facebook post in which he originally threatened to “physically fight” Zionists on campus.
The Stanford Israel Association (SIA) hosted an event celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut—or Israel Independence day—on Thursday at White Plaza.
At the end of April, SJP hosted a series of events that sought to increase education on campus surrounding the Israel-Palestine conflict.
During the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, J Street U Stanford raised awareness for the Palestinian settlement of Susya by holding discussions and a sleep-in in a “sukkah” (temporary shelter) of their own construction.
The impacts of these settlement projects, which many American Jews tacitly accept, should be a matter of serious urgency for anybody who cares about Israeli or Palestinian safety, as well as the prospect of a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Members of the Stanford community came together to remember the lives of nine Israeli victims of recent terrorist attacks at a Sunday evening vigil hosted by Cardinal for Israel (CFI). The vigil occurred only days after students had gathered in White Plaza in silent protest of what they have called an Israeli occupation of Palestine.
Black duct tape over their mouths and cardboard signs bearing slogans in their hands, students gathered silently on the White Plaza stage Friday to protest the occupation of Palestine and the recent eruption of violence between Israelis and Palestinians.
People do not violently resist because they enjoy violence or are inherently criminal – they do so because they hold life sacred. It is then those who condemn this form of resistance that hold life in contempt.