As Cornellians turned their attention to Israel’s military actions in Gaza, Noah Karr-Kaitin '13 was faced with a test between two competing values: his support for Israel and my liberal-democratic political ideals.
Of the two Cornell undergraduate students studying abroad in Israel this semester, one was forced to seek shelter during an air raid last week and the other has been relocated to a city further from the Gaza Strip, a site that has been the target of Israeli missile strikes.
As Israelis and Gazans fire missiles at each other in the Middle East, hundreds of Cornellians took to Ho Plaza Monday for dueling demonstrations in support of each side of the conflict, bringing with them flags, chants and barbs of their own.
The Sun interviews Israeli pop star Ivri Lider about his experiences as an openly gay cultural figure. After his first two albums went platinum, Lider began openly discussing his gay sexual orientation to the media and his fans.
Supported by several professors, a pro-Palestinian student organization is calling on the University to end its partnership with the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. The group alleges that the Technion is implicated in war crimes as a result of its involvement in Israeli military research and development.