Moving beyond zero-sum: Campus discourse on Israel-Palestine

Over the past month there has been, under the surface, a debate over what is acceptable in our campus discourse at San Francisco State University when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This round of the debate was initiated when Arab and Muslim Ethinicities and Diasporas Initiative (AMED) along with General Union of Palestinian Students … Continue reading

In mind, out of body

His eyes snapped open, loud cracks filled the air around him as the flying bullets slowly dismantled the plaster above him. He ducked his head under his arms and drew protection behind the large concrete roadblocks left behind by his invading brothers. Emmanuel had been in conflict before, but never this intense. Rage coursed through … Continue reading

Shalit family, demonstrators mark 5th anniversary of soldiers capture

Hundreds call for Israeli PM to agree to prisoner swap By Ryan Ariel Simon JERUSALEM, Israel (June 25) — Hundreds of demonstrators blocked the heavily guarded street in front of Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s Jerusalem residence to mark the fifth year that captured soldier Gilad Shalit has been held by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. Members … Continue reading

New Electric Car Finds Proving Ground in Israel

Customized Renault Fluence Coming to Bay Area By Ryan Ariel Simon ROSH HAAYIN, Israel (June 23) — Better Place Inc., the Palo Alto-based maker of a system to keep electric cars charged, will use Israel as its first national testing-ground by the end of this year for a customized version of the Renault Fluence. Renault … Continue reading

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Generation Y

An English translation of Yoani Sánchez's blog Generación Y, from Havana, Cuba