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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...

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...

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...

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...

Birthright Booms for Staples Grads

Birthright Booms for Staples Grads
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...

Israeli emissary connects cultures and inspires understanding

Israeli emissary connects cultures and inspires understanding
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...

A country far away boasts a culture close to home

At the club’s annual Hanukkah celebration, students along with club advisor Fran Sinay are challenged to create a human menorah. In the middle stands Kyle Ratner ’16. “We couldn't have found a better Shamash than him,” Kessler said. Photo contributed by Gaya Kessler.
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,...

Conflict Media Coverage Bias Misinforms Public

Conflict Media Coverage Bias Misinforms Public
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...

Incident at Temple Israel terrifies Staples students

Incident at Temple Israel terrifies Staples students
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...

The Middle East is not that far away

The Middle East is not that far away
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...

Clubs bring foreign education to Staples

Members from the Israeli Culture Club learning about Israeli inventions.
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...

Interactions between Israel and Palestine chronicled through the years

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...

Staples students witness the Israeli-Palestine conflict first-hand

Staples students witness the Israeli-Palestine conflict first-hand
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,...

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