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Bwoglines: Global Citizen And Gender Justice Edition

Editor’s note: This post has been updated to more accurately reflect the cause of the Palestinian protests. Happening in the World: Israeli troops killed seven Palestinians, two of them children, at protests along the border fence. The protests were in response to calls by Hamas, the group that has controlled Gaza for the last 11 years, […]

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SGA And Aryeh Discuss Referendum

Are you a regular reader of banal SGA news? Only here for the controversial issues? Either way, Barnard Bureau Chief Dassi Karp has got you covered. Read on for a description of what went down at last night’s Rep Council meeting, and also what didn’t. Barnard’s Student Government Association seems to have decided to spend […]

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SGA Initiates BDS Referendum

Almost every week this semester, Barnard’s Student Government Association has welcomed student groups or members of the administration to talk about what they do and how SGA can help them better further their goals. This week, representatives of Student for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP) were the main presenters. The […]

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After Four Tense Hours, CCSC Votes Down Proposed Apartheid Divest Referendum

Bwogger Nadra Rahman reports from a tense and stuffy Satow Room on overflow rooms, fascist symbols, anti-Semitism, “democracy and discourse,” a “painfully white” student council, and more, as CUAD pushes to include a question on the ballot for the upcoming student council elections.   Last night’s meeting of the Columbia College Student Council (CCSC) was […]

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Israel-Palestine Related Events This Week

Besides the demonstration that will take place on Low Plaza between 11 am to 4 pm, a few events will be happening every day this week relating to Israel and Palestine. Check them out to hear the voices of Columbia students and prominent activists on both sides of the issue.  Monday 9 to 10 pm: […]

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Ben Ehrenreich’s Palestine: Israel in Black and White

Staff writer and former daily editor, Leo Bevilacqua, offers his account of last night’s panel hosted by the Center for Palestine Studies, which spotlighted journalist Ben Ehrenreich’s experiences in the West Bank. Read on to see how Israeli-Palestinian discourse, in Leo’s interpretation, can be improved and why he believes demonizing the enemy does not function […]

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Congressman And CC Alum Jerrold Nadler Condemns BDS

United States Congressman representing New York’s 10th Congressional District and CC ’69 alum Jerrold Nadler released a statement earlier today condemning the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) movement currently occurring on campus. BDS is an international campaign, and Nadler’s letter denounces its mission, as well as directly addresses actions of Columbia students. Nadler speaks out against […]

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BREAKING: Vandalism of Israeli Apartheid Week Posters

We just received a tip regarding Israeli Apartheid Week – more specifically, regarding recent vandalism of the posters advertising this week’s events. IAW starts this Monday and runs from February 29th to March 4th. We have also attached close up images below that show the writing on each section of torn poster. Messages include, “I LOVE Israel!” […]

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LectureHop: Gaza, The IDF Code Of Ethics, And The Morality Of War

This week, JTS hosted a panel with Arnold Eisen and Dr. Moshe Halbertal on modern issues with the Israeli Defense Force, its Code of Ethics, and where they stand in Gaza. Max Rettig (GS/JTS ’17) shares the discussion.  As a student in the Joint Program between GS and JTS, I am incredibly privileged to explore my […]

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Commotion on College Walk

College walk has been taken over by Israeli and Palestinian supporters. The Israeli group is standing on the Butler side, wielding Israeli flags and signs. The Palestinian side is standing in front of Low, holding up flags, signs, and yelling names of civilian casualties. Both groups are standing their ground and handing out flyers. The […]

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Houses And Homes: Israel

Bwog wants to know what your living space was like this past summer. Were you back home? Staying in New York? Did you find yourself (abroad)? Send us a photo of your view or room before you move out, along with a brief description of where you were to tips@bwog.com. This one comes from Victoria L, […]

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Follow Your Dreams: IDF Edition

After graduating from Columbia last year, Adam May, CC ’11, headed to Israel to volunteer in the Israel Defense Forces. On his blog, he chronicled his journey through basic training and assignment into Dover Tzahal, the Army’s media division. Now, he works as a military journalist, writing articles about the IDF for an international audience. Bwog: […]

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Week of Plenty

Yet another Monday. Fall Break is behind us, and Thanksgiving is still a while away. Seems like a fairly innocuous week, doesn’t it? Little do you know your every minute is latent with meaning. This relatively arbitrary sequence of November days is playing host to not one, but at least five separate “Week of…” events. […]

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LectureHop: Chomsky on Israel-Palestine

Last night, famous linguist and leftist intellectual Noam Chomsky spoke on “America and Israel-Palestine: Peace and War” at Barnard’s LeFrak Gymnasium. The line to get in was long, but Bwog’s radical correspondent Peter Sterne made it inside. A full hour before Noam Chomsky was scheduled to begin speaking, the auditorium was already beginning to fill […]

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Talk Israel Camping Out on Hamilton

In case you were wondering why a large tent and tv screens have been set up on Hamilton Lawn, it’s for the Talk Israel initiative, “a program that fosters dialogue about the changing landscape of the Middle East by setting up tents in central areas on North American campuses.” They have lots of pizza and, […]

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