Post Tagged with: "israel"

Kayla Rosen (Chase Stark)

I’m Jewish and a journalist, I’m not a Jewish journalist

In my limited career as a journalist, I have been told that I am grossly pro-Israel and that I’m part of the reason that people hate Jews. The latter comment came after an article that I wrote for last week’s edition of the Ryersonian, where I recounted the time I was questioned by the Israeli police. My intention was to […]

by Kayla Rosen· · Opinion
Kayla Rosen (Chase Stark)

Detained by the Israeli police

When I made the decision to fly across the world to intern at The Jerusalem Post this past summer, there were many things that I anticipated beforehand. I anticipated that the scorching desert sun would be tough on my pasty complexion. I anticipated that working as a reporter would bring many obstacles (I know a grand total of five Hebrew […]

by Kayla Rosen· · Opinion, Voices
Still from Forever Pure (Photo courtesy of TIFF)

TIFF Review: How discrimination kicked Israeli soccer team

TIFF REVIEW: Forever Pure DIRECTOR: Maya Zinshtein (Israel) GENRE: Documentary, 87 minutes, 14A RATING: 3.5/4 stars Director Maya Zinshtein’s documentary Forever Pure shows Israel’s soccer giant Beitar Jerusalem Football Club at war from within. Before watching this film, I did not know much about mideast conflicts. The film effectively tells the story of what happened when two Muslim players joined […]

by Michael Norton· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
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Pro-Israel student group calls for action, its president says man spat on her

SSI condemns in the strongest terms the unacceptable event that took place today in Ryerson University in Canada.A student approached our SSI Presidents who held an Israeli flag and he spat at her and on the flag. This MUST end! Jewish and Pro Israel students should feel safe on their own college campus.We wish our leaders at Students Supporting Israel […]

by Sean Wetselaar· · News
Protestors gather at a BDS rally at Queen's Park, July 26, 2014 (Toronto Students for Justice in Palestine)

Transform RU shouldn’t stay mum about Israeli apartheid

By Billy Johnson See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil: will this be the new Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) policy towards international politics, especially in regards to Israel? It shouldn’t be. During the recent elections, pro-Israel students criticized the incumbent slate, Unite Ryerson, for its support of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement. This, along with the RSU’s […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion
Simon Deng, a former slave in his native Sudan, speaks at Ryerson.

Former Sudanese slave speaks out about harrowing journey, UN shortcomings

When Simon Deng’s captors suspected he might try to escape, they would show him a gruesome photo depicting a man whose arms and legs had been cut off – warning Deng, then nine years old, that the same fate would befall him if he tried to make a run for it. “When they said that they would cut off my […]

by Hayden W· · News, On Campus
UPDATED: Controversial Sun News host Ezra Levant to speak at Rye

UPDATED: Controversial Sun News host Ezra Levant to speak at Rye

A media personality who attacked Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and his parents in a derogatory rant last week is coming to Ryerson. Sun News Network host Ezra Levant — whose remarks on The Source resulted in an apology from the network — is expected to speak at an event on campus this Thursday. The conservative TV host made headlines last Monday when he called Trudeau’s […]

by Peter Milonas· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Protestors gather at a BDS rally at Queen's Park, July 26, 2014 (Toronto Students for Justice in Palestine)

RSU hosts first event for pro-Palestine movement Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions

The Ryerson Students’ Union hosted its first Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) event on Wednesday — an effort stemming from the union’s new mandate of promoting the movement, a global campaign to stop Israel from occupying what it says is Palestinian land. The event was part of the RSU’s annual DisOrientation week, and featured a three-guest panel, who detailed the ways […]

by Kathleen McGouran· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Protestors gather at a BDS rally at Queen's Park, July 26, 2014 (Toronto Students for Justice in Palestine)

Students react to RSU’s vote for BDS movement

University and college student unions across Ontario now formally support Israel boycott efforts after the Ontario branch of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS-O) voted in favour of the decision this August. The motion to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign provincewide was tabled by the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) this summer in response to the new military […]

by Kathleen McGouran· · News, Top stories
Hillel at Ryerson President, Ruchie Shainhouse, and the Vice-President of SSI, Anat Zilberman, at Hillel Ryerson's weekly bagel lunch. (Peter Milonas/Ryersonian)

Student groups ramping up advocacy in light of Israel-Palestinian conflict

While student groups at Ryerson are reacting to this summer’s war in Gaza through efforts to expand their membership and inform the student body of their positions, they are still managing to coexist peacefully on campus. Jewish and Arab student groups are seeking support for their respective causes, even though this may create tension on campus. These groups promote their […]

by Peter Milonas· · News, On Campus, Top stories
LIVE: BDS rally

LIVE: BDS rally

by Christina Dun· · Live Blog
(Jackie Hunter/ Ryersonian staff)

UPDATED: RSU vote on Israel sends meeting into chaos

The Ryerson Students’ Union annual general meeting erupted in protests yesterday when members voted in favour of the RSU joining the Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. More than 100 people gathered in the student centre to vote at the annual general meeting, which started 45 minutes late because of the large turnout. When members voted in favour of […]

by Jackie Hunter· · News, On Campus, Top stories