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Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

November 16, 2018

United Kingdom In a special cabinet meeting, British Prime Minister Theresa May told members of Parliament on Oct. 14 that Britain is significantly closer to going through with Brexit. Just ahead of the meeting, all 13 Scottish Tory MPs signed a letter stating that they would not support a Brexit...

Israeli settlements continue to expand in West Bank, Gaz

Israeli settlements continue to expand in West Bank, Gaz

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-in-Chief

February 18, 2017

In 1967, Israel built the first settlements in East Jerusalem, the Golan Heights and the West Bank. In recent years, those settlements are only expanding. According to the Central Intelligence Agency in December 2010, there were 327,750 Israelis in 121 settlements in the West Bank and 192,000 Israelis...

Two-state solution seems unlikely, Israel offers new plan

Two-state solution seems unlikely, Israel offers new plan

Reese Setzer, Staff Writer

November 21, 2014

Increasingly, people are questioning the feasibility of the two-state solution between the Israelis and Palestinians.  “Israel has already claimed about 60 percent of the occupied West Bank,” said Friends Center Director Max Carter. “Because of this alone, it is not possible to have a two-state...

Letter to the editor: considering Edwin Black’s lecture and “free” speech

Letter to the editor: considering Edwin Black's lecture and

Diya Abdo, Chair, Associate Professor of English, Guest Writer

November 14, 2014

Lately I have been thinking about academic freedom, freedom of speech, and protected speech.  Steven Salaita’s case has made me keenly aware of the ways in which protected speech is not so protected and academia is not so free.  In fact, it can get pretty expensive. It cost Salaita his livelihood,...

University professor’s tenure revoked over anti-Israel tweets

Landon Fried, Staff Writer

September 26, 2014

Steven Salaita’s Twitter posts cost him his job. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offered him a tenured professorship in 2013 but revoked the offer on Aug. 1 before school started this year due to his opinionated posts on the Israeli-Palestine conflict. Now Salaita stands at the...

Panelists from different fields share views on Gaza war

Panelists from different fields share views on Gaza war

Alexandra Haridopolos, Diversity and Social Justice Coordinator

September 5, 2014

  Joseph M. Bryan Auditorium was nearly full by 5:50 p.m. Thursday night, Aug. 28as Guilford students, faculty, staff and Greensboro community members gathered to listen to five panelists speak about the recent escalation of violence in Gaza, which is occupied by Israel.  Moderated by Associ...

Conflict in the Middle East and ceasefire explained

Alex Lindberg, Staff Writer

December 7, 2012

For the better part of a century, two sides have been fighting for land in the Middle East: Palestine and Israel. Recently, the violence between the two escalated for eight days, with airstrikes yielding destruction on both sides. The conflict began in the 1920s when hundreds of thousands of Jews...

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Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Section Editor

November 16, 2012

Paris, France The skeleton of a prehistoric woolly mammoth, nicknamed Helmut, was found in the countryside near Paris on Nov. 7. Scientists believe the uncovered bones to be between 50,000 and 200,000 years old. Small shards of flint were also found among the discovery,  theorized as possible rema...