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Bombs drop just hours after Israel-Hamas cease-fire ends

Noah Thomason, Political Reporter December 6, 2023

After an all too brief weeklong cease-fire in Gaza, the conflict resumed on Friday, Dec. 1. The cease-fire was extended from four days to a week after tireless negotiations to keep it extended. The...

Letter to the editor: Gaza: A Bird’s Eye View

Letter to the editor: Gaza: A Bird’s Eye View

Robert Anderson, Contributor November 10, 2023

Watching the horrifying scenes from Gaza over the past month—and listening to the public discourse that has grown up in response to it—has made me think of apeirogons, and Apeirogon. An “apeirogon”...

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The problem of antisemitism and islamophobia

Noah Thomason, Political Reporter November 8, 2023

The Israel/Gaza conflict has resulted in a significant rise in hate crimes globally against both Jewish and Muslim people. Recently, there was a mob of people at the Makhachkala Uytash Airport in Dagestan,...

Letter from the Editor: A statement on the recent terrorist attacks in Israel

Letter from the Editor: A statement on the recent terrorist attacks in Israel

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief October 18, 2023

As the current tragedy in the Middle East unfolds, I have been struggling to translate my feelings into words. Quite ironic for a writer, but the horror we all have witnessed is hard to recount.  Of...

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Zelenskyy meets with world defense leaders as questions around Ukraine support rise

Noah Thomason, Political Reporter October 18, 2023

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with 50 defense leaders from nations around the globe to discuss continued support for Ukraine in its war with Russia.  This meeting...

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Israel-Palestine conflict and understanding the source of tragedy

Noah Thomason, Political Reporter October 18, 2023

On Saturday, Oct. 7, members of the militant group Hamas that governs the Gaza Strip sitting on the Mediterranean Sea attacked multiple Israeli border checkpoints, southern towns and a music festival,...

Former U.S. ambassadors David Fischer and John Rakolta Jr. visited OU on March 29 for a discussion about the Abraham Accords.

Former U.S. Ambassadors visit OU to discuss Abraham Accords

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief April 6, 2022

On Tuesday, March 29, David Fischer, former U.S. ambassador to Morocco, and John Rakolta Jr., former ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), visited Oakland University for a discussion on the historic...

New Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett acknowledges the press while being sworn in earlier this month. With Israels new leadership there is chance for improved stability in the region.

The U.S. should focus on the Palestinian Authority & Hamas, not Israel

Tanner Trafelet, Contributor June 30, 2021

As reported by the Associated Press June 22, 2021, the Palestinian Authority (PA) has arrested yet another activist over his online criticism of the PA’s policies, and violent supression of political...

SFI hosted the Colors of Israel event outside the Oakland Center on Thursday to inform students about Israels culture. 

Colors of Israel event delivers cultural education

Rachel Williams April 15, 2016

Israel has humanitarian efforts in places like Japan, Haiti, Ghana and Latin America.  The Students for Israel (SFI) organization held the “Colors of Israel” event on Thursday, April 14 to educate...

Treasurer, Noor Haq, Vice President, Tamara Mabrouk, and President, Sarah Abunada head OUs Students for Justice in Palestine chapter. 

Students for Justice in Palestine aim to educate others

Mekkel Richards February 25, 2016

Ethnic cleansing. Demolition of homes. Erasure of a people and culture. A humanitarian crisis. These are all descriptions of the history of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Sarah Abunada and Tamara Mabrouk,...

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