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IfNotNow students speak against Israeli occupation at Mt. Zion

Rebecca Edwards

December 6, 2018

Last Sunday, Ari Jahiel ’19, Ethan Levin ’20 and local activist Leah Soule delivered a presentation at Mt. Zion Temple on behalf of IfNotNow – an organization that organizes for the end of American Jewish support of the Is...

Your Name Next to Mine: Confronting a Zionist Feminism


February 23, 2018

This time last year, excitement from the Women’s March popularized the International Women’s Strike in the U.S. The strike aimed to challenge the sexual, physical and economic exploitation of women worldwide. Movements su...

Lasso of Truth: Why Wonder Woman Isn’t the Feminist Film You’ve Been Waiting For

The Mac Weekly

September 29, 2017

Princess of Themyscira. Lasso-wielding badass. Feminist Icon. On June 2nd, comic-book lovers, women, and DC Universe fanatics alike flocked to theaters for the much-anticipated debut of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, a film that...

Will you ask #The5thQuestion this Passover?

April 7, 2017

We are IfNotNow Macalester. Welcome to the #JewishResistance. Next week begins the holiday of Passover, a celebration of Jewish liberation from slavery in Egypt. During seders — ceremonial meals for the first two nights of th...

Palestinian-American activist Noura Erakat talks history of Israel-Palestinian conflict

November 7, 2014

On Tuesday Nov. 4, Noura Erakat, a Palestinian-American activist and legal scholar, spoke about her experience and work in the Middle East and participated in a discussion with Macalester students about issues regarding the Is...

Debate over Israeli boycott comes to Mac

March 14, 2014

Over 80 Macalester community members attended a panel on the American Studies Association (ASA) boycott of Israeli academic institutions last Tuesday. The crowd overflowed Carnegie 06A, which seats 60. “It’s evident that peop...

A rejection of the Palestinian monopolization on victimhood

March 14, 2014

In Sophia Hansen-Day’s recent article “Why is Macalester Silent about Israeli Apartheid” the author argues that the American Studies Association (the ASA) was correct in boycotting Israeli academic institutions several we...

Why is Macalester silent about Israeli apartheid?

March 7, 2014

As Israeli Apartheid Week draws to a close in the United States, I share a belated response to the op-ed published two weeks ago titled “Why is Macalester silent about academic freedom?” concerning the American Studies As...

Why is Macalester silent about academic freedom?

February 7, 2014

In response to the American Studies Association’s recent resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions, 229 colleges and universities here in the US as well as higher education associations such as the Association of Am...

Working toward two states

November 1, 2013

“They worship death.” That was how a high school friend scathingly described Palestinians as we discussed the ongoing conflict between Palestinians and Israelis over lunch several years ago. At the time, I did not know how ...

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