Georgetown Israel Alliance apologizes, defends inappropriate tweet

Yesterday, Georgetown’s pro-Israel student group, Georgetown Israel Alliance, stirred controversy when they posted on Twitter about the race riots in Israel targeted at Sudanese and Somalian asylum seekers. In their Twitter, @Hoyas4Israel, the group said: “Israel! Be nicer to those Africans we’re murdering, maiming, and raping in Somalia and Sudan. Yours always, the freedom-loving Arab world.” […]

Religious leaders of Jerusalem discuss peace in the Holy Land

Yesterday afternoon, the Office of the President and the Council on Religious Institutions of the Holy Land hosted a discussion in Riggs Library on the role and contributions of religious leaders in Jerusalem in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The discussion featured Rev. Canon & Dr. Trond Bakkevig who has convened the Council on Religious Institutions […]

College Dems host Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass) to discuss his views on Israel

Last night, Barney Frank (D- Mass.), America’s most prominent gay Jewish politician, spoke on the current state of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the initial event of “Israel Issue Week”, hosted by the Georgetown University College Democrats and J Street U. Meandering from Israel’s treatment of homosexuals to his opinion of the new Clint Eastwood flick J. […]

Alum to join Gaza aid mission

On Saturday, around 1000 activists from over 20 countries set sail for Gaza to try once again to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza and deliver humanitarian supplies. The move is a repeat of last year’s failed aid mission in which nine pro-Palestinian activists were left dead in Israeli military raids. One of the members […]

Professor Michael Oren gets Ambassador post

Movin’ on up Last week, we speculated on the possibility of Georgetown professor Michael Oren being appointed Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S. Turns out he got the gig, according to Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman have chosen Michael Oren as Israel’s next ambassador to Washington. The cabinet is […]

Georgetown prof possible pick for Israeli Ambassador to the US

Ambassador Oren? Georgetown professor and former Israeli Defense Forces spokesperson Michael Oren is a frontrunner to fill the post of Israeli Ambassador to the US, according to the Jerusalem Post. A close associate [of Oren's] told The Jerusalem Posthe understood the American-raised historian to be “among the leading candidates” for the ambassadorship. “He has not […]