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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, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Top News

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. Despite many Americans views on Palestine-Israel, the midterms of 2018 made way for the first Muslim Palestinian woman, Rashida Tlaib, to be sworn into office this year using the Quran.  However, she has faced numerous criticism from Israeli lobbyist Adam Milstein after voicing support for Palestinian activists and calling for the impeachment of President Trump. Although, according to CNN, Tliab is aware of her critics. "My mere existence, I realize, no matter my positions, even if I didn't say anything about any issue after I won, just complete silence from me, I would still be a target," Tliab said. 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. In Europe, France has drafted an initiative and the UN a resolution, both of which are seen ...

Jewish Club celebrates Hanukkah

Jewish Club celebrates Hanukkah

Elle Brough, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under Campus

During the holidays, small string lights cover houses all throughout the Bay Area. Many are Christmas lights, twinkling red, white, and green. However, some are Hanukkah decorations, twinkling blue and white. Jewish Club met on Friday, Dec. 7 to celebrate the sixth day of Hanukkah. Members of the club made drei...

Jewish Club plans to bring awareness of religion

Jewish Club plans to bring awareness of religion

Madison Wong, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017


Filed under Campus

On March 2, Principal Ralph Crame received reports of vandalism against the Jewish community at Carlmont. He responded with an email to parents regarding the incident. There was a star of David drawn with anti-Semitic words in chalk by the Scots gym and a swastika, a symbol most commonly related to...

Bomb threat frightens local Jewish community center

Bomb threat frightens local Jewish community center

Jordan Greene, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under News

Anti-Semitism is on the rise. Since the beginning of the year, over 100 Jewish community centers in 27 states have received bomb threats. The largest waves of calls took place on Jan. 18, Jan. 31, and Feb. 20. This situation hit home for many students at Carlmont when a threat was received at a local Je...

Cultural differences don’t faze Carlmont students

Cultural differences don’t faze Carlmont students

Artie Hazelton, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Features, Top News

Many people who define themselves with some sort of religion in today’s society are not comfortable with making their religion known to others. With elements like the media and religious stereotypes, many people of faith are sometimes ashamed to express their beliefs, as they may face discrimination...

Jewish students face conflict: prom or Passover?

Jewish students face conflict: prom or Passover?

Aria Frangos, Scot Scoop Editor

September 4, 2015


Filed under Campus, Top News

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,...

Jewish club off to a strong start

Jewish club off to a strong start

Becca Fradkin, Social Media Editor

September 9, 2014


Filed under Activity Bios

Coming back for their second year, Jewish Club has big plans for involving and connecting the Carlmont community. Co-president Andrew Wach said, "Our plan for this year is to really engage Carlmont students deeper into the more fun aspects of Jewish religion, outside of a forced religious setting.” The...

Jewish club makes mighty comeback

Jewish club makes mighty comeback

Danielle Hamer

January 24, 2014


Filed under Campus

It’s no secret that Carlmont students are diverse- in terms of religion, culture, background, and nationality. From Persian Club to Christian Club, there are many clubs on campus that reflect this. Now, the Jewish club is in development, with aspirations to celebrate Judaism and educate about Jewish...

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