The Daily Illini

Improving Israeli-Palestinian relations on campus

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

In March, Joe Biden spoke to a room of 18,000 people at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., and said, “the future belongs to the bridge builders.” He is not the first person to use this expression. Martin Luther King Jr, Isaac Newton and Pope Francis are all known to have used this metaphor in t...

Rethinking Middle East relations

April 23, 2015


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As a Jewish-American in this community, I have protested Israel’s occupation of Palestine since 1999. The realities of American and Israeli imperialism have become clear to increasing numbers, especially since the second Intifada in 2000. Nevertheless, these realities are constantly challenged by ...

Termination of Steven Salaita a bad move by the University

August 18, 2014


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I received my Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, but I have never felt less proud of my alma mater than upon learning of Chancellor Wise’s decision to summarily terminate the appointment of Professor Steven Salaita in the American Indian Studies Program at the University. If...

Local community speaks out against Israeli offensive in Gaza

Local community speaks out against Israeli offensive in Gaza

By Abrar Al-Heeti

July 28, 2014


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Over 150 people lined Main Street outside the federal courthouse in Urbana on Friday, gripping Palestinian flags and signs proclaiming support for Palestine in the wake of ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza. Israel’s offensive against Hamas in Gaza began on July 8, and has resulted in over 1...

US-Israel alliance can unify political parties

April 24, 2014


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There are few issues that a president of the College Democrats and the president of the College Republicans can come together and agree upon. We have come together to pronounce our support for the US-Israel relationship. Last weekend, members of the Student Senate, College Republicans, College Democ...