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BREAKING: Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre “reclaimed” by protesters calling for university divestment in Israel

The Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre has been “reclaimed” on 26 February by students under the campaign to “Stop funding the genocide”, calling for the university’s divestment in Israel. The theatre…

Arms companies supplying IDF invited to Holyrood reception

Arms companies supplying Israel with bombs and military equipment have been invited to the Scottish Parliament by ADS Group, who represent the arms sector in the UK. The Israeli military…

In Conversation with the President of Jewish Society

The Student spoke to Elie, the president of the Edinburgh University Jewish Society (JSoc) to hear about the experience of Jewish students on campus in recent months. The conversation revealed…

Demonisation and hypocrisy will not solve the Israel-Palestine conflict

Content Warnings: mentions islamophobia, violence, antisemitism, and death. This past week, the escalating situation in Israel and Gaza has dominated mainstream media, causing a lot of polarisation on social media…

Israel, Palestine, empathy, and double standards

The past weeks have been incredibly distressing for most of us, both within our student community and across the world: we feel angry, heartbroken and, for those of us with…

It’s high time the US re-evaluated its relationship with Israel

All the world’s a stage but, as the world’s hegemon, the United States are more than a mere player. After a year in which Israel’s domestic and coronavirus policy has…

ICC begins investigating Israeli and Palestinian war crimes

On Friday 5 February, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced it will begin investigating allegations of war crimes committed by both Israeli and Palestinian actors in Gaza, the West Bank,…

Palestine, Israel, and the stalled annexation of the West Bank

As July 1st has come and gone, Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has yet to take any unilateral action on the West Bank annexation plan. With the Prime Minister’s long history of…