The Vermont Cynic

A campus divided: students split over free trip to Israel and Palestinian territories

A campus divided: students split over free trip to Israel and Palestinian territories

Emma Pinezich and Sawyer Loftus December 5, 2019
One year ago, UVM Hillel, a Jewish student group, was offered funds for a trip to Israel and Palestine territories.  The source of that funding came under fire from student activists supportive of Palestine and remains criticized a year later.   
Letter to the Editor: Understand bias behind “Perspectives”

Letter to the Editor: Understand bias behind “Perspectives”

Letter to the Editor December 5, 2019

Last summer, UVM student leaders were invited to attend Maccabee Task Force’s Perspectives Trip, a propaganda campaign designed to obscure the brutal Israeli occupation of Palestine. Unfortunately,...

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