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U.N. general assembly denounces Trump’s Jerusalem plan

U.N. general assembly denounces Trump’s Jerusalem plan

December 24, 2017

Melanie Lust '19 The U.N. voted on Thursday to pass a resolution demanding that President Trump rescind his policy to move Israel's capital from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem. The nonbinding referendum, which passed 128 to nine with 35 abstentions, came one day after Trump threatened to cut aid to countr...

Cinderella story and hometown victory: 2017 World Baseball Classic gains worldwide popularity

Cinderella story and hometown victory: 2017 World Baseball Classic gains worldwide popularity

March 30, 2017

By Alex Reiner and Jack Beck The 2017 World Baseball Classic was filled with Cinderella stories, swagger and the home team bringing home the bling. The United States brought home its first gold medals against Puerto Rico by an 8-0 final score in front of 51,000 home fans on March 23 at the Los An...

UN’s anti-Israel bias persists after Obama fails to veto settlement resolution

UN’s anti-Israel bias persists after Obama fails to veto settlement resolution

January 11, 2017

By: Melanie Lust '19 The UN held a vote declaring Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem illegal last December 23. The drafted resolution, Resolution 2334, called for an immediate end to the settlements and was approved by a council of 14 nations, including New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela,...

UN resolution ending Israeli settlements garners mixed student reactions

UN resolution ending Israeli settlements garners mixed student reactions

January 10, 2017

A resolution denouncing Israeli settlement construction was approved by the UN Security Council after the Obama administration refused to veto the resolution which criticizes Israel and calls its settlement activity illegal, on Friday Dec. 23, 2016. The Security Council adopted the resolution with...

Birthright Booms for Staples Grads

Birthright Booms for Staples Grads

Ivy Prince, Web A&E Editor

June 9, 2016

Birthright Israel is a well-known program among the Staples Community. Many students go the summer after their first year in college to travel across Israel and be a part of the program. Birthright Israel gives the gift to any Jewish student of visiting Israel on a 10-day educational trip. The program...

Israeli emissary connects cultures and inspires understanding

Israeli emissary connects cultures and inspires understanding

Renee Weisz, Breaking News Editor

May 6, 2016

Though her hometown may be 5,600 miles away, 19 year old Israeli emissary, Gaya Kessler, has made Westport her home since her arrival last August. Kessler’s bubbly personality and infectious energy has lent itself to her role as an emissary, a diplomatic representative, during her year long gap...

A country far away boasts a culture close to home

A country far away boasts a culture close to home

Renee Weisz, A&E Editor

January 19, 2016

Israel may be located 5,638 miles across the globe, but the rich culture of this tiny country echoes within room 2034’s walls. The biweekly Israeli Culture Club (ICC), home to Israeli-style barbecues, competitive dreidel competitions and advised by academic support teacher Fran Sinay, has spike...

Conflict Media Coverage Bias Misinforms Public

Conflict Media Coverage Bias Misinforms Public

Talia Hendel, Web Managing Editor

October 30, 2015

The brutal acts of violence between the Palestinians and the Israelis are nothing new. However, the conflict has escalated to an extremely frightening level in recent months. It’s not just that the Palestinians have gotten more impatient in their quest to defend their rights and their land, but it c...

Incident at Temple Israel terrifies Staples students

Incident at Temple Israel terrifies Staples students

Gabrielle Feinsmith, Staff Writer

May 14, 2015

Two alleged armed intruders were seen on Tuesday, May 12 at Temple Israel in Westport; causing Staples students to panic. “The news was shocking,” said Ben Kanter ’16 the president of the youth group at Temple Israel. “It’s scary that a place where I go and feel safe [is] now potentially...

The Middle East is not that far away

The Middle East is not that far away

Andrea Frost, Breaking News Managing Editor

March 17, 2015

Lately tensions have been high in our government, in our country, and across the world as each day a new problem seems to unravel and old problems seem to surface. Last week, I could feel the tensions in the air at the policy conference in Washington, D.C. for AIPAC, the largest pro-Israel lobbying...

Clubs bring foreign education to Staples

Clubs bring foreign education to Staples

Ivy Prince, Staff Writer

December 8, 2014

Although there are over 95 clubs at staples, one in particular has caught students’ attention and has really brought foreign education to Westport. The Staples Israeli Culture Club, which has around 50 members, is made up of Staples students all eager to learn about the issues in the Middle East, especially...

Interactions between Israel and Palestine chronicled through the years

Andrew Vester, Staff Writer

August 25, 2014

Sirens wail. Gunfights rage. Rockets explode overhead. Over the past month, these are some of the everyday sounds heard by residents of both Israel and Gaza. The following timeline, based on reporting from The New York Times, Fox News, CBC News, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and the Couns...

Staples students witness the Israeli-Palestine conflict first-hand

Staples students witness the Israeli-Palestine conflict first-hand

Jane Levy, Features Editor

August 25, 2014

While Baxter Stein ’14 originally traveled to Israel to immerse himself in its ancient history, for the past eight weeks, he also watched history unfold right before his eyes. After World War II, Israel was “given a large part of Palestine, which they considered their traditional home but the...

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