partnership between the University of Regina and Hebrew University in Israel have been scrapped following a rally of students and community activists on Aug. 11 protesting the plans.
Earlier this month, one of the most glamorous cultural events of the year took place. The Hollywood elite donned some of the world’s most expensive clothing and jewelry for an evening that honours the year’s best achievements in film and acting: the Academy Awards.
What started as a motion passed by students at the University of Regina Students’ Union annual general meeting last month has become a contentious issue both on campus and off, following recent comments in the House of Commons from one of Saskatchewan’s members of Parliament. During this year’s AGM, U of R student John Keitel took
Just days after Mahmoud Abbas formally launched Palestine’s bid for UN-sanctioned statehood, Saskatoon residents were given the opportunity to hear a speaker well-versed in the complexities of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine. Amira Hass is a journalist and an Israeli Jew whose mother was imprisoned in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during the Holocaust. Hass
The events in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya can seem remote and unimportant to students in Canada, far removed from any danger. But retired political studies professor Zachariah Kay issued a reminder to anyone who thinks the events in the Arab world can easily be ignored here.
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It's an 8,347 km direct flight from Toronto to get to Tel Aviv. Unfortunately, not only does that number represent a great distance, it represents the disconnect many Canadians feel toward Israel.
Every week, hundreds of Israeli Jews have gathered on a dusty little square in the middle of Arab East Jerusalem. The people gather there to protest the eviction of Palestinian families from their homes to make way for Israeli settlers.