Author Archives: Sami Kishawi

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

I came across a news headline that said “Eid festival expected to fall on 9/11. US protesters demand it be moved to another day out of respect for victims”. This isn’t just ridiculous or absurd. This is blatant prejudice. And … Continue reading

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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’

Chicago’s very own Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at DePaul University is making local headlines due to its event to raise awareness about the oppression of Palestinians within Israel’s apartheid walls. Today, Thursday, May 13, DePaul’s SJP is organizing … Continue reading

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