Op-Ed: Boycott Birthright unconditionally

A few weeks ago, J Street U announced the culmination of its year-long campaign asking Birthright to reinstate the one Palestinian speaker on the trip that had been removed from itineraries as of November 2017. J Street’s national organization stated that it will offer an alternative trip to Israel, and they will ask its members to “only participate […]


TCU Senate passes resolution calling for due process in Professor Abowd’s contract renewal

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate convened in a packed Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room on Sunday night, passing a resolution calling for “an open and just renewal process” for American Studies Professor Thomas Abowd’s contract as well as academic freedom and an intimidation-free workplace. The TCU Senate also discussed the social networking app Raftr with founder […]


Op-Ed: Students support Professor Abowd’s class, contract

We, students in Professor Thomas Abowd’s “Colonizing Palestine” class, have come together to write a series of testimonials in support of Professor Abowd and his class. We felt compelled to write this letter in response to the multiple threats, including direct racist and Islamophobic attacks Professor Abowd has received as a result of teaching this course, […]


Editorial: Hillel postering a blatant act of antisemitism

Close to two dozen posters critical of American and Israeli policy were found at the Tufts Granoff Family Hillel Center on Feb. 12. We believe these posters are intended to distress Jewish students. Antisemitism is a racist ideology that sees Jewish people as ‘other’. This ideology often manifests as anti-Jewish imagery and propaganda, including medieval […]


Op-Ed: Visions of Peace

Too often we feel pressured to come to a decision. Especially at Tufts, and most especially when faced with something as controversial and divisive as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The violence does not end while we argue over who has rightful claim to the land, who was there first, or whether Israel is an apartheid state, […]


Op-Ed: ‘Next year in Jerusalem:’ Reflecting on Israeli Apartheid Week

Some of you may have seen students munching on funky-looking crackers last week in the dining halls. What you saw was students eating matzah, the “bread of affliction,” in celebration of the Jewish festival of Passover. For those wondering the reasoning behind such a tradition, Passover commemorates the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt following […]


Red Star: Defending the indefensible

Some have spent the last few years attempting to make solidarity with Palestine a crime. But any time a democracy bulldozes villages, unjustly imprisons teens and plans to deport refugees, one has a right to protest its actions. Of course, you can bomb apartments, shell civilians and violate international law, but it’s all okay so long as you […]


Op-Ed: Palestinian thirst for dignity and justice

Disclaimer: It has been brought to the Daily’s attention that sections of this op-ed and the op-ed entitled “Israeli academic treks: single narrative at the service of occupation” by the same author from the Nov. 15, 2017 issue of the Daily were plagiarized from sources referenced in the pieces. The author has been banned from further […]


Op-Ed: In response to ‘Israeli academic treks’

The recent opinion piece, “Israeli academic treks: single narrative at the service of occupation,” is an impassioned op-ed that seeks to make a case for why an upcoming Fletcher student-led spring break trek requires intervention from administrative authorities of the school. The article highlights serious issues with such academic treks, such as the political forces that […]


Op-Ed: Israeli academic treks: single narrative at the service of occupation

Disclaimer: It has been brought to the Daily’s attention that sections of this op-ed and the op-ed entitled  “Palestinian thirst for dignity and justice” by the same author from the Dec. 11, 2017 issue of the Daily were plagiarized from sources referenced in the pieces. The author has been banned from further submissions to the Daily. […]


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