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Searching for a partner for peace on campus

There are many students on campus who would proudly stand up and voice that they are pro-Israel and pro-Palestine, against racism in Israeli and Palestinian societies, against the delegitimization of either narrative, against those who reject both peoples’ claims to the land, and against those who reject either side’s right to pray at their holiest sites. These are the voices we need on campus.

Stanford must divest from the occupation of Palestine

Only international public pressure will compel Israel to accept the just demands of the Palestinian people. Divestment at Stanford can increase the pressure. SOOP is committed to ending our university’s complicity in the occupation of Palestine as well as in the human rights violations that our investments help facilitate at home. As long as the occupation continues, we will stand in solidarity with the oppressed.

Beyond Ceasefire: A long-shot endgame in Gaza

History repeats itself. This trite refrain rings true for followers of the Gaza-Israel conflict, which has seen three full-scale Israeli operations against Hamas since 2007. The first two operations followed a basic structure defined by Hamas rocket fire, Israeli airstrikes, a ground invasion and an internationally brokered ceasefire. Each took a serious human toll on…

Winter in Israel, Part I: Paranoia and Victimhood

This is the first in a series of three articles written by Aly Cash ‘16, Jaih Hunter-Hill ‘15 and Amrita Rao ‘15 reflecting on their experience traveling to Israel over Winter Break on a campus leaders mission sponsored by The David Project. Seven-year-old Forsan Hussein was chasing a runaway sheep up a grassy mountain by…

Separate and Unequal: Discriminatory Policies in Israel and Palestine

This week marks the ninth annual international Israeli Apartheid Week, which serves to highlight the Israeli state’s systematic discrimination and human rights violations against Palestinians and to build the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement that seeks to hold Israel accountable to its international humanitarian law obligations. For some, the word apartheid is controversial.…