Browsing All posts tagged under »West Bank«

Bil’in Celebrates “Friday of Loyalty to the Martyrs”

December 1, 2011 by


For the past six years, villagers and international activists have convened in the village of Bil’in to protest the presence of Israel’s security barrier. The inhabitants of Bil’in, which lies just west of Ramallah and about ofur kilometers east of the Green Line, claim that the barrier separates them from sixty percent of their farmland. In 2007, […]

Palestinian ‘freedom riders’: the protest we’ve been waiting for?

November 16, 2011 by


Israeli police have detained six Palestinians dubbed West Bank Freedom Riders who boarded a Jerusalem-bound bus used by Jewish settlers. The activists say they drew inspiration from 1960s US civil rights demonstrators who campaigned under the same name against segregated buses. Palestinians from the West Bank are not allowed to cross into Jerusalem without Israeli […]

Re: Speakers, Speeches Deserve Respect

October 2, 2011 by


After reading Rohan Viswanathan’s Opinion piece in the Daily Bruin on September 26, I was taken aback by his departure from the sentiments that I thought, based on claims of Islamophobia lobbed by Al-Jazeera and other publications I had been reading at the time, had constituted the general consensus on the ‘Irvine 11’ issue. Viswanathan […]

United Arab Society Opens Arms to Jewish Students at Hookah Session

September 22, 2011 by


Last night, the United Arab Society at UCLA commenced this year’s programming with an event that I didn’t even think was permissible: a gigantic hookah session right outside Covel Commons. As I relaxed on the beach earlier that afternoon, enjoying Hillel’s Beach Blowout with my fellow Jews, I received a text message from Lana, my […]