Tagged Students Supporting Israel

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Pray, Pray, Pray on Display

This Thursday members of the University of Minnesota community came together in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union to celebrate the opening of Johanan Herson’s Pray, Pray, Pray art exhibition. This event included a dinner and musical performance by Tamar Eisenman, as well as a talk by Johanan Herson himself. Herson’s talk focused on…

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BDS Fails; Social Responsibility Succeeds

Luke Brose contributed to this report.   Students for Justice in Palestine succeeded in seeing their resolution on transparency of the University of Minnesota’s investment policy pass through student government on Tuesday, but not in the form they envisioned. SJP’s divestment resolution was added to the agenda from the floor of the Minnesota Student Association….

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MSA Avoids Divestment and Anti-Semitism Arguments

The Minnesota Student Association voted to strike two controversial resolutions from the agenda during Tuesday night’s forum, one regarding divestment from Israel and another regarding anti-Semitism on campus. These two resolutions have divided the student body, along with the faculty, religious leaders, and financial donors to the University. President Kaler spoke out against UMN Divest’s…

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Kaler Condemns Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions on Day of MSA Vote

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler released a statement today condemning the UMN’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine’s (SJP) divestment resolution, while also expressing concern with Students Supporting Israel’s (SSI) anti-Semitism resolution. Kaler’s statement comes on the day that the Minnesota Student Association is set to vote on both resolutions. Kaler began by…

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BDS Debate Starts on Campus

Editors note: After initially declining to comment, SJP has contacted us regarding two errors. This article earlier stated that all companies being targeted are Israeli. Raytheon and Caterpillar are American, and G4S is British. Secondly this article stated that SJP had claimed that G4S runs security for Israeli settlements. On February 15, UMN Divest released…

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Why Western Countries Receive More Pity Following Terror Attacks

After the Islamic State’s Paris attack killed 130 people on November 13, transparent French flags lined profile photos on Facebook to unite against devastating terror across the world.  A few hours later, however, new questions emerged on social media sites: Where were prayers for Baghdad and Beirut? Hours before the Paris attack, a suicide bomber from the Islamic…

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Students for Justice in Palestine Protest Pro-Israeli Peace Rally

A pro-Israel peace rally that took place on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus was silently protested by approximately 50 Palestinian advocates on October 30. The rally was put on by Students Supporting Israel (SSI,) Hillel, and other pro-Israel groups in response to the recent attacks by Palestinians on Israeli citizens. The counter protest, hosted by…

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