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Recent Arab-Israeli Peace Deals Are Steps Toward Cultural Peace

Photo: U.S. Embassy Jerusalem/Wikimedia Commons Israel has recently negotiated peace deals to normalize relations with several Arab nations, including the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan. Resolutions in both houses of Congress supporting the deals with the UAE and Bahrain had widespread bipartisan support, and the deals are a crucial step towards...

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Israel Respects Gay Rights; the Palestinians Do Not

Photo: Nettadi/Wikimedia Commons The University of Pittsburgh’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) held a meeting in October on the topic of “pinkwashing” —  the accusation that Israel exploits the LGBTQ+ community to propagandize a progressive image of the country, and to obscure the reality that Israel is...

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Abraham Accords are not a Betrayal of Palestinians

For the first time since 1994, several Arab countries have fully normalized their diplomatic relations with Israel. This wave of normalization started with the Abraham Accords, a joint statement between the United States, United Arab Emirates and Israel that marked the beginning of normalized diplomatic relations between the UAE and Israel. Over the...

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Are Arab-Israeli Students Allowed to be Pro-Peace?

Photo: Hoshvilim/Wikimedia Commons An Arab-Israeli student praising normalization between Israel and the Arab world? Heaven forbid, according to some hostile students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Abraham Accords signed last month by Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have been widely lauded by the international community for upending conventional...

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Being a Mizrahi Jew on Social Media

During COVID-19 self-isolation, like many others, I’ve been spending hours a day on social media. In particular, I’ve thoroughly explored the social media app TikTok — an app that has exploded in popularity in the last year. The app, which continuously streams curated 15 second to one-minute-long videos based on...

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CAMERA Launches Campaign on Campuses to Celebrate Mizrahi Jews

Photo: National Photo Collection of Israel, Government Press Office/Wikimedia Commons The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting (CAMERA) has launched a new campaign on campuses across the US to celebrate Mizrahi Jews and highlight their refugee experience. The campaign is in response to CAMERA’s concern that the story of Mizrahi Jews...

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