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THE ITHACAN

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THE ITHACAN

Editorial: College must support students promoting peace

Editorial: College must support students promoting peace

By The Ithacan January 25, 2024
The Tompkins County Human Rights Commission shared a resolution Dec. 18, 2023, calling for the community to promote peace by advocating for a federal ceasefire and supporting local Jewish and Muslim community members. At Ithaca College, this call for peace is happening just as fervently among students.
Editorial: International conflict does not justify acts of hate

Editorial: International conflict does not justify acts of hate

By The Ithacan November 16, 2023
This was undoubtedly a targeted and antisemitic attack and it brings up a crucial conversation; international conflict does not present an excuse to act or speak in a bigoted way and it certainly is not an excuse to threaten violence against people based on their views or perceived affiliation with one side of the conflict or another.
Cornell University junior Patrick Dai was arrested Oct. 31 for posting threats of violence against the Jewish community at Cornell, including a shooting threat directed at 104West!, the kosher and multicultural dining hall next to the Center for Jewish Living.

Ithaca community grieves as Israel-Palestine violence continues and bias incidents increase

By Lorien Tyne, News Editor November 14, 2023
Since the Israel-Hamas war began Oct. 7 — the fifth war in the Israel-Arab and Israel-Palestine conflict — antisemitism, Islamophobia and racism have seen dramatic increases around the world. The shooting threat directed at Cornell’s Jewish community is one incident where communities have been targeted.
About 200 people gathered Nov. 9 at Klarman Hall in Cornell University at a die-in to protest against genocide and express solidarity with Palestine amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war that began Oct. 7.

Community members express solidarity for Palestine during die-in protest held at Cornell University

November 12, 2023
On Nov. 9, Cornell University’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine organized a protest and die-in to stand in solidarity with Palestine amid the Israel-Hamas war that began Oct. 7. Students as well as locals attended the die-in and protest, which began outside Klarman Hall and proceeded inside where participants lied on the floor.
Senior Aidan Feldman discusses religion’s place in people’s daily lives and points out the misunderstandings that come with it. He supports thinking religiously.

Commentary: People misinterpret the role of religion

By Aidan Feldman April 4, 2023
the problem is that most Americans fundamentally misunderstand religion and the role it plays in our lives today.
Sophomore Richard Martin feels unsettled with the community’s ignorance toward the distruction of Palestine. He shares the effects this ignorance has on his identity.

Commentary: Avoiding the truth about Palestine only causes harm

By Richard Martin January 24, 2023
“From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” These words are not just a catchy slogan but a promise.
Why I support the BDS movement on campus

Why I support the BDS movement on campus

By Mahad Olad, Staff Writer April 10, 2019
There are countless examples of activists who’ve had their professional and personal lives destroyed for speaking out against the discriminatory practices of the Israeli state.
Taranjit Bhatti writes about “pinkwashing,” a tactic critics say Israel uses to promote LGBTQ rights while masking other human rights issues.

Commentary: Israel’s pinkwashing conceals other abuses

By Taranjit Bhatti April 19, 2017
From the wars on Gaza to the establishment of a police state in the West Bank, Israel omits its own transgressions against Palestinian queers.
From left, junior Ilana Diamant, senior Tal Eyal, lecturer Mirit Hadar and Joshua Edrich ’15 smile at the 2015 Israel Film Festival. Hadar co-created the festival 4 years ago with help from Igor Khokhlov, the previous director of the college’s sector of Hillel.

Film festival spotlights Israeli culture to student audience

By Kate Nalepinski, Life & Culture Editor March 22, 2017
The theme of this year’s festival is “Israel is Real” to combat assumptions that are made about Israel as a result of the Israeli-Palestine conflict.
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