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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. Yet, 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. Meanwhile, in Europe, France has drafted an initiative and the UN a resolution, both of which are...

Bay Area bubble bursts in wake of Trump victory

Bay Area bubble bursts in wake of Trump victory

Avery Adams, Staff Writer

November 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Donald Trump supporters are ignorant, but not as much as Hillary Clinton supporters. As the presidential election drew nearer, the majority of Carlmont's population and the Bay Area as a whole scoffed at Trump's ability to dig himself deeper and deeper into a hole. According to shapethefuture.org, 76 percent ...

Trump victory unveils Republican silent majority

Trump victory unveils Republican silent majority

Justin Som, Staff Writer

November 10, 2016


Filed under News, Top News

Holding their breaths, with stomachs clenched, many Clinton supporters turned away from the polling results. Florida had just been lost to Donald Trump, and as far as the Clinton campaign was concerned, they had already given up. The streamers and balloons at the hopeful victory party were packed...

Clinton campaign sails through rough waters before election

Clinton campaign sails through rough waters before election

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016


Filed under News

On Friday, Oct. 28, federal law enforcement stated that new emails related to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private server were discovered.  The emails were found on Anthony Weiner’s computer, whom he shared with his former partner, Huma Abedin. Abedin is currently a top aide for Cl...

Clinton campaign reveals illness after 9/11 ceremony

Clinton campaign reveals illness after 9/11 ceremony

Justin Som, Staff Writer

September 15, 2016


Filed under News

The state of Hillary Clinton's health was brought into question on Sept. 11 after her doctor revealed that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia. Nearly collapsing in a 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York, Clinton was assisted by aides and Secret Service agents into a security vehicle. The Clinton...

The Democratic party may be our last hope

The Democratic party may be our last hope

Justin Som, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

With GOP supporters ominously spelling out the name of their chosen candidate via the Republican primaries, voters may move to the side of the Democrats for the final election. The year has just begun, but it has already proven to be an eventful one for politics. The untimely death of Supreme...

Hillary Clinton faces a real challenge

Hillary Clinton faces a real challenge

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor/Columnist

May 20, 2015


Filed under News, Opinion, Original Opinions

Yes, there really is another person running in the democratic primary besides Hillary Clinton. His name is Bernie Sanders and he is one of only two independent senators in the nation as well as a self proclaimed democratic socialist, according to CBS News. His platform is founded on increasing minimum wage, equal pay for women, ...

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