Spring 2018 Lecture Series | Trump in the World
by Globalist Staff
The presidency of Donald Trump is having a significant impact on international affairs, global alliances, the U.S. role in the world, and on the status and politics of other countries. The Jackson School will continue its series of talks and discussions on the international impact of the Trump presidency, in Spring 2018. These lectures are free and open to students and […]
Mar 11, 2018
Seattle is a UNESCO City of Literature
by Greg Scruggs
The recognition from UNESCO comes as the United States announces that it will withdraw from the organization because of differences in policy.
Nov 1, 2017
Israel accuses World Vision Gaza representative of funding Hamas
World Vision, based in Federal Way, said given the information available to the the charity, it has no reason to believe that the allegations are true.
Aug 5, 2016
Palestinians are feeling the Bern, but not counting on change
by Shahd Bani-Odeh
We asked Palestinian journalists and activists who they'd be voting for in the Democratic primaries.
Feb 25, 2016
Pinkwashing accusations toward Israeli speakers shake up LGBTQ conference
by Tim Gruver
A Seattle trans activist accuses Israel of "pinkwashing" abuse of Palestinians by trying to ingratiate itself to worldwide gay community.
Jan 20, 2016
Sectarian Superpowers: At war with ourselves in Syria
by Patrick Hilsman
Sunni/Shia, Arab/Kurd. How viewing the Middle East through a sectarian lens has driven the U.S. to folly.
Nov 12, 2015
Young visitor from Gaza underscores lack of medical access in Palestine
by Varisha Khan
7-year-old Weseem Shoulub is in Washington this month for a surgery he can't get near his home in Gaza.
Oct 22, 2015
Activists boycott Israel, Congress boycotts America?
by Patrick Hilsman
Perspectives from Seattle on the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and the new laws intended to suppress it.
Jul 15, 2015
Palestinian students see catastrophe in celebrations of Israel’s founding
by Varisha Khan
Pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli student groups at UW are by turns celebrating and mourning Israel's 67th birthday this week.
May 13, 2015
Israel Supreme Court rules against Rachel Corrie’s parents in lawsuit
by Venice Buhain
The Israel Supreme Court has upheld a decision favoring the Israeli army in a lawsuit filed by the parents of Olympia activist Rachel Corrie, who died in 2003.
Feb 12, 2015
An American dream for French Jews
by Anna Goren
In the face of growing anti-Semitism, French Jews eye a better life in America
Jan 20, 2015
Shooting to injure: Israeli crowd control tactic crippling young Palestinians
by Tom James
While war in Gaza made headlines this summer, hundreds of Palestinian protesters in the West Bank were shot with low caliber rifles.
Oct 20, 2014
Why block the boat? Resistance from Ferguson to Palestine to the Philippines
by Jill Mangaliman
Northwest activists are attempting to block an Israeli shipping company from unloading at Puget Sound ports in order to put a dent in the dollars funding Israel's military actions in Gaza.
Aug 25, 2014
During summer of war, kids at Mount Vernon camp study peace
by Sarah Stuteville
As missiles and airstrikes fill this summer’s news out of Israel and Gaza, a group of 35 American and Middle Eastern youth of different faiths gathered at a summer camp to train as the next generation of peacemakers.
Aug 15, 2014
Israel’s only way out of perpetual war
by Gil Bar-Sela
A former Israeli soldier who now studies conflict resolution in Seattle argues that Israel's only hope for peace is to move past collective trauma and military tactics
Aug 12, 2014
Struggling to talk about Israel? Start by listening
by Anna Goren
For young progressive Jews in the Northwest, talking about Israel with the older generation can be a minefield.
Aug 11, 2014
Seattle stands up for justice in Gaza
by Majd Baniodeh
As a Palestinian living in the U.S., and as a human watching yet another massacre occur within miles of my place of birth, I can’t help but feel paralyzed, powerless and most frustratingly, helpless.
Jul 25, 2014
Last postcard from Gaza
by Karin Huster
In 2013 I traveled to Gaza to work at Al Shifa, the main hospital. Nothing prepared me for what I experienced crossing the border into Gaza, and then spending time there.
Jul 15, 2014
Family ties defy the Israeli-Palestinian divide in ‘The Other Son’
by Allison Barrett
Babies accidentally switched at birth. From Mark Twain to the ABC Family Monday night lineup, it’s a familiar plot device – and a usually a pretty cheesy one. But French director Lorraine Levy successfully adopts this clichéd premise in her third feature film, The Other Son, which opens Friday at the Egyptian Theatre. Levy delivers a […]
Oct 25, 2012
Israeli politics get personal: dissident Miko Peled in Seattle this week
by alma khasawnih
Israeli peace activist Miko Peled is in Seattle this week to give a presentation called “Beyond the Zionist Paradigm: New Hope for Israel/Palestine.” I saw him at the University Temple United Methodist Church last night, and he’ll speak again at the University of Washington’s Smith Hall on Thursday at 6:30pm in room 205. Peled was […]
Oct 2, 2012