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Student Travel Column: Destination Israel

Matthew Levine spending summer in Israel on August 5, 2015.

Julie Gauthier

November 18, 2015 Matthew Levine, a 23-year-old, accounting student talked to The Sundial about his trip to Israel. Q: Where did you travel? A: Israel Q: What is your favorite place you visited? A: Jerusalem ...

Benjamin Netanyahu’s party stays in power after winning Israeli elections

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party once after a brief tie with the centre-left Zionist Union. (Xinhua/Zuma Press/MCT)

Nate Perez

March 18, 2015

With 99.5 percent of the votes counted, incumbent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the right-wing Likud party, announced his victory over opponent Isaac Herzog of the centre-left Zionist Union Coalition, who conceded after the March 17 election. Maian Rahvalschi, a fellow of CSUN Hillel 818 said that Israel elect...

Matador News: March 3rd, 2015

Matador News: March 3rd, 2015

Matador News

March 3, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress; the LAPD answers questions about the weekend's fatal shooting of a man on Skid Row, and CSUN's Daily Sundial and Scene Magazine win awards for excellence. Anchors: Carlos Revelo, Janelle Rodriguez, William Ruiz, Frankie Benkovic, Producers:...

US Student organizations boycotting Israeli academic institutions

Illustration by: Sarah Cascadden

Hansook Oh

February 26, 2014

California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy White made a statement in early January denouncing a controversial move by a major academic association to boycott academic partnerships and investments made between American and Israeli universities. In December 2013, the American Studies Association (ASA) ...

The academic boycott of Israel supports human rights

Illustration courtesy of MCT

David Klein

February 25, 2014

    The great civil rights leaders Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu were instrumental in dismantling the apartheid regime in South Africa.  The system of racist laws in South Africa collapsed by 1994, but the international crime of apartheid still continues in the state of Israel. Nelson Mande...

Israel, you don’t get peace with war

Israel, you don't get peace with war

Calvin Ratana

November 13, 2013

War never changes. Ambiguous reasons, propaganda, pointed fingers, supposed peace talks and heated debate flow into a confused public all while people are losing their lives to reasons unknown to them. On Oct. 30, Israeli planes attacked a Syrian military base. To Israel, I ask to stop acting with a...

CSUN’s soccer soldiers


October 17, 2012

By: Roy Azoulay  >>>>>CORRECTION: At the time this was published, Lev-Ari ranks tied for ninth in the nation in goals scored, and CSUN is ranked No. 20 in the nation. Transitioning to a foreign society can be a difficult period in any person’s life including one of a college ...

Multi-ethnic student shares his optimistic perspective on Israel, Palestine and peace


March 18, 2012

Luis Carrillo Contributor I am not here to offer a side for or against the State of Israel and debate endlessly in a battle of words. I want to share a personal perspective on the place. In English and Spanish my name is Luis Rene Carrillo; my Hebrew name is Lavi Ben-Miriam.  I am a Jewish, Mexican/Salvadorian,...

Letter to the Editor


February 22, 2012

I am a concerned student at CSUN. On Monday, Tareq Seikaly used the United Nations Human Rights Commission to make his point that Israel is committing humans rights abuses in Gaza. The UN Human Rights Commission is an incredibly biased source against Israel. I’m not saying that the author doesn’t...

Israeli occupation of Palestine is a crime against humanity

Tareq Seikaly

February 19, 2012

Tareq Seikaly Contributor The Arab/Israeli or Palestinian/Israeli conflict has been an ongoing struggle since the creation of Israel in 1948, as many may already know. But what many may not know is that every day, Palestinians are subject to human rights violations that may amount to war crimes and crimes...

A.S. gives money for the completion of a Torah

Adria Brodie

November 23, 2010

CHABAD, a Jewish student-run organization at CSUN, received a $2,000 allocation from A.S. for the completion of a Torah, a scroll that has the five books of Moses handwritten on parchment paper. Jessica Krotin, 23, psychology major, addressed Senate members Tuesday during A.S. open forum and sai...

Peace is possible for all in the Holy Land

Joseph Glatzer

January 20, 2010

I just spent three weeks in Israel, the Gaza Strip, Jerusalem, and the West Bank. Many of my preconceived notions were challenged and discarded. I learned about people’s daily lives by staying with both Israeli and Palestinian families. I left the Holy Land with more hope for peace than I ever had befo...

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