The more complicated issue in Israel

By: Alex Hale ~Staff Writer~ Over Christmas break, I had the great privilege of spending two weeks in Israel to study. While we were over there, a lot of news came about the United Nations stating that Israel had no right to continue settling in Palestinian territory in the West Bank. United States Secretary of State John Kerry even came out and said that if Israel rejects the two state solution, it can “be either Jewish or democratic,” not both. This resulted in a strong response from Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu against the actions of the UN and the … Continue reading The more complicated issue in Israel

Israel re-elects Netanyahu

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reelected in the March 17 elections in Israel. Netanyahu’s Likud party won 29 of the 120 seats in Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, despite opinion polls, which anticipated the Likud to lose the majority seats to the Zionist Union party. “We achieved the huge victory for our people,” Netanyahu said. “And I am proud, I am proud for the people of Israel that in the moment of truth, knew to make the right decision and to choose the real material things over immaterial things.”Netanyahu’s reelection came about two weeks after … Continue reading Israel re-elects Netanyahu

Summer U.S. and World News in Brief

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News & Social Media Editor~ Conflict between Israel and Gaza continues The deadly conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip continues amid peace talks and global pressure to end the violence. The conflict began on July 8, when Israel responded to Hamas, the group recognized commonly as the political orga­nization that controls the Gaza Strip, firing rockets toward Israel. The conflict escalated, and now more than 2,016 Palestinians have been killed in the conflict, while 67 Israelis have died. The United Nations has criticized Israel for bombing places such as the UN school serving … Continue reading Summer U.S. and World News in Brief