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BDS movement; Israel is not evil, but should be investigated

BDS movement; Israel is not evil, but should be investigated

02/21/2019 By Alexander Wolfe | Staff Columnist  Before President Trump captured headlines by declaring a national emergency to build his wall on the southern border, new members of the house Democratic caucus came under fire for antisemitic comments made regarding the state of Israel. That said when a topic becomes as taboo as antisemitism, it’s […]

Duquesne Jewish group revived

Duquesne Jewish group revived

Ollie Gratzinger | Asst. Features Editor After nearly three years of dormancy, Duquesne University’s Jewish Student Organization has been revived in hopes of providing an educational space for Jewish and non-Jewish students alike, according to founder and sophomore Duquesne political science major David DeFelice. The Jewish Chronicle estimates that students of Jewish descent comprise less […]

Rise in anti-Semitism should not quiet Jews

Rise in anti-Semitism should not quiet Jews

By David DeFelice | Contributor  During the past few weeks, I have seen a multitude of news reports in the media about growing anti-Semitism in the United States. I distinctly remember the first time I personally experienced anti-Semitism. I was at a hookah bar, and the subject of geopolitics came up between the person on […]

‘Accidental Soldier’: Duquesne’s Dorit Sasson shares her story

‘Accidental Soldier’: Duquesne’s Dorit Sasson shares her story

By Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor Dorit Sasson is a Duquesne ESL professor, blogger, motivational speaker and the author of the recently released book Accidental Soldier: A Memoir of Service and Sacrifice in the Israel Defense Forces, which follow’s Sasson’s own story about moving from New York City to Israel in her teenage years. We […]

Netanyahu victory alarms local groups

Netanyahu victory alarms local groups

By Carolyn Conte | The Duquesne Duke Pittsburgh groups with ties to the Middle East expressed their concerns about the re-election of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the impact it will have on Israel’s relationship with Palestine and the United States. Israelis voted March 17 for their representatives in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. Voters […]

Bayer dean’s research reveals ancient mysteries in Israel, Greece

Bayer dean’s research reveals ancient mysteries in Israel, Greece

By Max Blechman | The Duquesne Duke Philip Reeder, dean of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, returned to Duquesne on Jan. 23 after conducting archaeological research for a month in Israel and Greece. Reeder said that in addition to conducting research, his goal was to make connections that will create future opportunities […]