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The origin of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

February 15, 2019

The Jubilee YouTube channel, which makes videos showcasing people from both sides of a conflict and bringing them together to have conversations, posted a video of Israelis and Palestinians. The moderator asked the question “Should Israel and Palestine be one state?” One Israeli said “I believe it s...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

December 7, 2018

France All across France, frustrations over high taxes erupted into massive protests in Paris over the first weekend of December. The “Yellow Vest” protestors, named for the yellow construction worker-style vests many of them wear, are protesting a French fuel tax which has placed a heavy burden o...

Missiles delivered from Russia to Syria

Missiles delivered from Russia to Syria

Kiran Soma, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

On Sept. 28, the Russian government announced that the delivery of S-300 missiles to Syria had commenced. This development comes in the aftermath of a friendly-fire incident on Sept. 17, in which the Syrian militia shot down a Russian military plane, killing the fifteen people onboard. The Russian...

Explosives used during large protest

Nathan Rabiej, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

Beginning on Friday, March 30, Palestinian Gaza residents began what they named the “Great March of Return.” Thousands of protestors chanted and pitched tents merely meters away from the electrical fence keeping them out of their ancestral homeland, Israel. They planned to sit there, in a flimsily...

United States announces it will cut aid to Palestine

United States announces it will cut aid to Palestine

Roman Raies, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018

On Jan. 16, the Trump administration announced that it would be cutting U.S. foreign aid to Palestine from $125 million to $60 million. The aid originally supported the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which provides education, healthcare and other critical humanitarian support to Palestinian...

Novelist speaks about her work

Novelist speaks about her work

December 1, 2017

Leila Abdelrazaq, a Palestinian-American activist, graphic novelist and author of “Baddawi,” spoke to Guilford students and faculty on Nov. 11. During her presentation entitled “Art and Activism,” Abdelrazaq discussed her book, which tells the story of her father’s youth spent in the Baddawi...

News in Brief

News in Brief

September 22, 2017

Mexico Over 116 people have died in a magnitude 7.1 earthquake affecting Mexcio City and nearby states, as of Sept. 19. 3.8 million central Mexico residents have experienced a disruption in electricity services, and public schools have been closed in Puebla, Mexico City and Guerrero until further...

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

April 15, 2016

Australia Victoria became the first state in Australia to legalize the use of medical marijuana. On April 12, the Access to Medicinal Cannabis bill passed in Parliament. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corp., children with severe epilepsy will be the first to legally use the drug in 2017....