Author Archives: Sami Kishawi

Controversial, illegal, and documented: Israeli military strategies in Gaza

As Israel rolls deeper into its military offensive against the Gaza Strip, its tactics against the territory’s densely-packed civilian population are becoming more and more clear. Over the last 17 days, the death toll has risen to at least 797 Palestinians, most of whom were civilians and nearly two hundred of whom were children. Despite near-global condemnation, Israel has not dialed down the brutality. The following is a list of ten documented Israeli military strategies that are responsible for the disturbingly high casualty count.

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Sabra alternative: Inching towards social responsibility at DePaul University

DePaul University has introduced an alternative hummus brand to Sabra, which had been the target of a campaign over Israeli human rights abuses.

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Memories of my grandmother, a defiant victim of the occupation of Palestine

Sitting in the backseat of a taxi heading to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, I waved goodbye to my grandmother while trying hard to hold back tears. I was nine years old at the time and I had no … Continue reading

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Eid al-Fitr, 9/11, and my status in America

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A tale of two very different droughts

Haaretz contributor Nehemia Shtrasler writes: “Israel is still drying up,” shrieks the Water Authority, and it’s right. The last winter did not end the drought, which has now lasted five years. It has been the worst uninterrupted period of aridity … Continue reading

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Hillel to DePaul SJP: The Nakba is a ‘festivity to to delegitimize and destroy Israel’

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