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A Brief History of a Long War: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

A Brief History of a Long War: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Zachary Khouri, Scot Scoop Editor

February 25, 2019

Introduction 116,074 lives. That’s how many the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has ended. Most have heard of the conflict, but few know what it means — for Palestinians, for Israelis, and the part that the U.S. plays. It’s a story that spans generations and marks one of the longest conflicts in modern history.  Here in America While 48 percent of American adults sympathize with Israel, only 13 percent are in support of Palestine. However, this leaves 39 percent of the populace unaccounted for, a 39 percent who only know the bare details of the conflict, if at all. Yet not many know that you can support both Palestinians and Israelis.  Although the U.S., has, over the years, been key to the progression of the conflict, they have, as of late, taken a step back. This doesn't stop U.S. politicians from disagreeing on the subject, with the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement at the forefront. The question over whether it is anti-semitic and out to des...

Valentine’s Day spreads mixed feelings

Valentine’s Day spreads mixed feelings

Samantha Chu, Managing Editor

February 14, 2018

It's Feb. 14. Heart-shaped chocolates go out of stock in all of the grocery stores, red roses show up almost everywhere, and Hallmark makes a fortune off of their card sales. The day of love has come. Valentine's Day is celebrated annually, originating as a day to commemorate St. Valentine. How...

Jewish students face conflict: prom or Passover?

Jewish students face conflict: prom or Passover?

Aria Frangos, Scot Scoop Editor

September 4, 2015

Important high school traditions are conflicting with religious commitments as the Carlmont Welcome Back assembly and prom coincide with the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Passover. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year: a day to spend in temple, reflecting on the past and looking to the future,...

Terror in France escalates militant Islam conflict

Terror in France escalates militant Islam conflict

Becca Garner, Staff Writer

January 13, 2015

Nearly 15 years ago, America became the target of Al-Qaeda’s aggression against democracy in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Many terrorist organizations have appeared in Europe since the Sept. 11 attacks, most recently on Jan. 7, 2015 in Paris, France, when gunmen appeared...

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