Saturday, April 18, 2015 Nisan 29, 5775

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Noah Feit
As a student who was at the forefront of the campaign to confront the boycott, divestment and sanctions conference at the University of Pennsylvania earlier this month, I think it's important to demystify much of the perceived hysteria behind the pro-Israel community's efforts surrounding the event. The mixed messages and apprehension about the conference were the result of a few...
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Logan Bayroff
The atmosphere in the lead-up to the recent boycott, divestment and sanctions conference at the University of Pennsylvania was characterized by acrimony and anger not native to this campus. Yet this acrimony did not come from students or university representatives, or from campus institutions like Hillel. We in the Penn community did our basic duty to uphold free speech on...
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Egypt files criminal charges against Americans for promoting democracy. Syria intensifies its brutal offensive against its own citizens. And a unity agreement between rival Palestinian factions threatens to shut the door on relations with Israel for the foreseeable future. One year after uprisings in the Arab world inspired a mix of awe and fear, it's not a pretty picture. The...
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Gari Julius Weilbacher
I had just completed seven weeks of radiation when I attended my first Komen Race for the Cure nine years ago. I walked the survivor's walk down the Philadelphia Museum of Art's steps, stunned by the hundreds of women by my side. Somehow, my family found me in that sea of pink and I fell into the strong arms of...
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The Editor's Desk The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions conference at the University of Pennsylvania has come and gone, but there are several important takeaways for us as a community to consider: 1. Campus activism is alive and well. It's a shame that it sometimes takes adversity to energize the masses, but pro-Israel students on the Penn campus stepped up to...
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