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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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Members of Student for Justice for Palestine (left) protest the 70th anniversary of Israel in 2018. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

Anti-Zionism is rooted in ignorance

Yonatan Herzfeld March 3, 2019
Not only is Israel not an apartheid state, but Arabs in Israel have more freedoms than they do in neighboring countries like Saudi Arabia, where women can’t open a bank account without a man’s permission.
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Members of Student for Justice for Palestine (left) protest the 70th anniversary of Israel in 2018. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

SJP issues critique of Interfaith Center and SBU Muslim Chaplain

Rebecca Liebson May 5, 2018
Students for Justice in Palestine released a statement via Facebook which compared Zionists to Nazis and KKK members and criticized Stony Brook University's Interfaith Center's Muslim Chaplain for supporting their cause.
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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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Holocaust survivor B Stroke shows the badge she wore during the German occupation of the former Yugoslavia. ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

Port Jefferson resident, who escaped the Nazis, shares her story

Virain Palta April 15, 2018
In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Stony Brook Hillel invited local Holocaust survivor Beruria Stroke to share her story with students on Thursday, April 12.
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Demonstrators during the student-organized March for Our Lives at Stony Brook on March 28. The march came four days after the worldwide March for Our Lives.  EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook students march for gun control, disarmed UPD

Mike Adams March 31, 2018
Stony Brook student activists and political leaders from various groups joined together to demand gun control reform in a march on campus Wednesday, March 28.
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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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Obama should have tougher stance on two state solution

Anusha Mookherjee March 25, 2013
This past week, President Obama took his first trip to Israel as the leader of the United States. As the closest ally in the Middle East to the U.S., this trip was celebrated by the Israeli community, yet was equally criticized by those who believe that peace talks are a lost cause.
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Powell Travels to Middle East for Negotiations

April 8, 2002

ByReversing the administration'#146;s earlier course in the Middle East, PresidentBush has chosen to enter the tragic conflict between the Palestinians and theIsraelis.President Bush has demanded that...

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People’s Compassion May Lead to Peace

April 6, 2002

Two newborns, an Israeli and a Palestinian, are both spending their first nights in this world. Tonight, both cry for the comfort and milk of their respective mothers. Both are highly dependent beings....

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