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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 led to significant abuses of human rights, the Biden administration must rethink their diplomatic relations and incentivise the Israeli government to change their policies. The […]

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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, and East Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has voiced serious opposition to the investigation but has no legal basis for his displeasure given that […]

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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 unfulfilled election promises, many commentators were unsurprised. The proposal was announced back in September 2019, when Netanyahu was battling for an election victory amidst multiple […]

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The case against Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

On March 23rd, Rose Chacko wrote an article for The Student, calling for further education on the Palestinian BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement in the hope that ‘Israel will be pressured into respecting international law with regards to its treatment of the Palestinian people’. In this article, I will steer clear of the historical […]

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Trump’s “Deal of the Century” and the need to build and educate on the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel

Palestinians do not currently have another avenue by which to access their inalienable right to justice BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) is a call for the Cultural, Academic and Material boycott of Israel and its institutions with the express hope and aim that in doing so, Israel will be pressured into respecting international law with […]

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Behind closed doors: inside occupied Palestine

This summer, I together with a group of British Jews spent five days exploring the complicated situation between Israel and Palestine. Despite the common misconception that all of Israel-Palestine is characterised by unsolvable conflict and violence, we spoke to several people and organisations who longed for peace. They don’t deny the complications but believe that […]

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Coexistence…with bulletproof glass: an interview with a student who visited the West Bank during their year abroad

Obviously, your identity is not used for this interview but I noticed that you posted on social media (outside of Instagram) acknowledging your visit to the area. What made you decide you wanted to put your thoughts out there, at least once? On Instagram, many people sent me private messages regarding my Palestine/Israel posts telling […]

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Interview: Bat-El Papura

Bat-El Papura has brought her solo show I am Bat-El to the Edinburgh Fringe, following huge success in her home country of Israel. The show is a piece of autobiographical theatre telling the stories from Bat-El’s childhood growing up as – in her own words – a ‘tiny’ person. The Student caught up with her […]