On divesting from Israel

April 26, 2016

As Dalhousie students, we are concerned that our student union is being solicited by an anti-Israel group on campus. The members of the Dalhousie Student Union last week voted on a motion to divest from a number of entities. Israel was specifically… Continue Reading

The danger of false anti-Semitism accusations

April 07, 2016

This article is in response to previous pieces written by Leah Aubrecht and Mary MacDonald, particularly their article “Reply to Haiven and Zayid.” The claims of Aubrecht and MacDonald that the BDS movement is a campaign of half-truths and propaganda,… Continue Reading

Re: On Etiquette and the BDS Campaign on Campus

April 06, 2016

This article is in response to previous pieces written by Leah Aubrecht and Mary MacDonald, particularly their article “On Etiquette and the BDS Campaign on Campus.” As we made clear in our last piece, the aim of our response was… Continue Reading

Reply to Haiven and Zayid

April 03, 2016

Professor Larry Haiven of Saint Mary’s and retired Professor Zayid take aim at our article that appeared in the March 08 issue of the Gazette. (Letters, March 28) The professors are adept in the art of willful blindness. Larry Haiven… Continue Reading

RE: The neglect of etiquette

March 28, 2016

I was sincerely alarmed to read of the charges against myself and fellow student Mary MacDonald during the rebuttal to our article where we dissented and disagreed with theories put forth by Dr Amal Ghazal as presented in her lecture… Continue Reading

Letter to editor: False facts used in article

March 28, 2016

Dear Editor, Mary MacDonald and Leah Aubrecht, in their article published March 11, titled ” Re: on the neglect of Palestinian suffering,” make a series of falsifications of history that must be corrected. They are disputing the statement made by… Continue Reading

On the Neglect of Etiquette

In response to “Re: on the Neglect of the Palestinian Suffering”

March 16, 2016

On March 11th 2016, The Dalhousie Gazette published a piece by Mary Macdonald and Leah Aubrecht titled “Re: on the Neglect of the Palestinian Suffering.” The piece starts with an attack on Dr. Amal Ghazal’s lecture “The Origins of Zionism… Continue Reading

The BDS movement doesn’t speak for all Dal students

March 04, 2016

The Dalhousie Student Union is under no obligation to divest in response to the BDS Movement nor does the Students Against Israeli Apartheid speak on behalf of Dalhousie students. The hubris of this anti-Israel group is remarkable. By purporting to represent Dalhousie students, it issues… Continue Reading

On the neglect of Palestinian suffering

Your discomfort shouldn’t deter us from having much-needed conversations

February 26, 2016

We at Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) get some emails every now and then telling us that what we talk about and what we advocate, despite it being true and ethical, is ‘divisive,’ and that it makes some uncomfortable. The… Continue Reading

Re: Peter Svidler’s “Students Against Israel”

February 26, 2016

Being as much an Israeli/Canadian as Svidler (except probably quite a bit older) forces me to respond to some of his more bizarre contentions about local Haligonians reactions to his pride and loyalty to Israel. Having been a loyal citizen,… Continue Reading

Letter to the editor

RE: Let's make our student union a more ethical one

February 12, 2016

Let’s not pinkwash Israeli violations and our complicity in them We are writing in response to the letter published in the January 22 issue the Dal Gazette, [Re: Let’s make our union a more ethical one]. We couldn’t help but… Continue Reading

Keep the discussion going

Controversy is more than antisocial behaviour (and a great song by Prince)

September 04, 2015

If you are a Dalhousie student, you have a share in your student newspaper, and there is no better time than now to help build the Dalhousie student voice. Let me explain. If you are a new Dal student, you… Continue Reading

An Open Letter to Dalhousie Students

March 18, 2015

Dear Dalhousie Students (and fellow Halifax community members), One of the referendum questions you face this year asks you to support the levy provisionally approved last year for South House Sexual and Gender Resource Centre. You may be familiar with… Continue Reading