Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The benefits of connecting to your heritage

By Karen Podorefsky

September 15, 2014

Sometimes it takes a remarkable trip to feel inspired. For me, that journey began with Birthright. My trip to Israel freshman year inspired me to return to Israel time and time again. They say that once you have an amazing experience in an incredible place, you won’t want to go back because t...

A rough summer for foreign relations

By Julian del Prado

September 8, 2014

With major crises persisting throughout the summer in Syria, Ukraine, Libya, Israel and the Gaza strip, it has been a rough few months for the United States. The brutal tactics of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad against opposition...

Israeli, Palestinian roommates find peace despite differences

By Emma Sandler

April 25, 2013

On one side of the room, a Koran sits on Eman Elshrafi’s desk and on the other side, her roommate Nili Cohen, wears a hamsa around her neck, a religious amulet that is thought to bring good luck and happiness. They did not...

Neonuclear: The hottest fashions of the season

By Tom Lynch

March 26, 2013

Nuke bombs: we have ‘em, Israel has ‘em, India and Pakistan have ‘em, and Iran and N. Korea are developing them, or have them already. Iran says they want nuclear power for energy and medical purposes, but they’re not...

Student rally in support of Gaza

By Katie Landeck

November 20, 2012

Approximately 30 people gathered on the steps on the Student Union chanting “Not another nickel, not another dime, no more money for Israel’s crimes” yesterday evening to show their solidarity with Gaza. Using the top of the sta...

Is realpolitik rearing its head at home or abroad?

By Artur Wysoczanski

March 6, 2012

     I have a lot of problems with the way the United States has presented itself to the international community over the past decade. Since George W. Bush became president in 2001, the foreign policy of the U.S. has become...

To Answer the Unanswerable

By Roy Ribitzky

September 22, 2011

Editor’s note: This is the third part in a series of three articles published consecutively. The first part can be found here and the second part can be found here. Palestinian Nationalism is in its best diplomatic position ever. The Palestinian Au...

The Last Olive Branch?

By Roy Ribitzky

September 21, 2011

Editor’s note: This is the second part in a series of three articles to be published consecutively. The first part can be found here. There is a saying among Palestinian refugees and Arab-Israelis: “The Nazis committed the...

The Seeds of Conflict

By Roy Ribitzky

September 21, 2011

Editor's note: This is the first part in a series of three articles to be published consecutively. He was a real gentleman. In the brutal summer heat of Georgia, Mr. Smith would always come to work early and help with the gard...

Peace through a lack of weapons

By Eli Gottlieb

November 30, 2010

Would someone like to write me an e-mail explaining why President Obama received a Nobel Peace Prize? What peace has he made? He has restored America’s reputation in the world, sure, but what good has that done anyone so far? He hasn’t ended th...