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Letter to the Editor: President McInnis’ refusal to condemn Israel’s war crimes dehumanizes Palestinian people and hides the perpetrators

Doğa Öner and Letter to the Editor November 16, 2023
President Maurie McInnis’ attitude toward the violence against Palestinian people has been a devastating source of disappointment for many at Stony Brook University, especially for Arab and Muslim students.
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One of the posters shown during the Oct. 22 protest. There have been multiple protests all over campus.  CHRISTINA MARIE MARIANI/THE STATESMAN

How the Israel-Palestine conflict is playing out at SBU: a deeper look

Sonya Gugliara and Mariam Guirgis November 16, 2023
Major U.S. cities and college campuses are speaking out about the conflict taking place in Gaza and Israel, and Stony Brook University is no different.
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Letter to the Editors of The Statesman, re: “Israel, Hamas, and the importance of balanced coverage”

The Editorial Board November 15, 2023

Dear readers of The Statesman,  Mr. Portnoy’s perspective offers a glimpse into the diverse range of opinions within our community. It is essential to us that our publication serves as a platform...

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Letter to the Editor: Israel, Hamas, and the importance of balanced coverage

Jeremy Portnoy and Letter to the Editor November 15, 2023

Jeremy is the former editor-in-chief of  The Statesman and a Jewish-American student at Stony Brook. The views expressed in this letter are his alone. The Jerusalem Post recently ran an editorial decrying...

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Stony Brook students holding Palestines flag during the Palestine march on Oct. SKY CRABTREE/THE STATESMAN

Muslim Student Association holds pro-Palestine protest

Nayden Villorente October 22, 2023
“Free, free, Palestine,” was chanted by hundreds of students outside of the Stony Brook University Union on Oct. 18 — nearly two weeks after war began between Israel and Hamas. “I am just sick and tired of the world giving a blank eye to the Palestinian suffering,” Adan Piracha, a sophomore biochemistry major, said.
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The United Nations General Assembly Hall. CINDY MIZAKU/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook students tour U.N. with Israeli Consulate

Cindy Mizaku November 15, 2019
“There’s a lot of stuff not covered in the media about Israel, such as hospitals taking in Syrian refugees and giving them medical care, or even their humanitarian efforts across the globe, sending people to natural disasters or helping with water crises.”
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Members of Student for Justice for Palestine (left) protest the 70th anniversary of Israel in 2018. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

Anti-Zionist activists protest Israeli Independence Day celebration

Gary Ghayrat and Mike Adams April 22, 2018
The Seawolves for Israel’s celebration of Israel’s 70th anniversary was met with protests from members of Students for Justice in Palestine.
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Motives for continuation of Gaza conflict unclear

Paul Grindle August 28, 2014
Death, destruction and mayhem have ruled the ever-suffering Palestinian coastal enclave of the Gaza Strip for the last seven weeks.
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