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Why Whitman students should care about Palestine

Why Whitman students should care about Palestine

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

October 31, 2019

As a campus, we focus a lot on certain social justice issues pertaining to race and gender discrimination, but conversations about the Israeli occupation of Palestine barely happen. Although we talk about settler colonialism and occupation in other historical contexts, we rarely connect these issues ...

Bringing the Palestinian-Israeli Conversation to Whitman

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2018

After living through the devastation of the Lebanon War more than a decade ago, Bashar Haidar, a junior at Whitman College, decided it was time to show his support of the Palestinian state and its inhabitants in the founding of the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) Club. The club is new to the Wh...

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