A new Israel-Palestine club aims to foster dialogue
While the Israel-Palestine conflict may seem physically distant from Claremont, many students at the 5Cs have personal connections to the issue and share a desire to engage in discussions about the topic with like-minded individuals. A number of clubs, primarily Claremont Students for Israel and Students for Justice in Palestine, offer a platform for students to connect with one another, share personal anecdotes, and discuss current events in the region. However, Gavriella Wolf SC ’15 and Perri Fagin PZ ’15 felt that there was not an option available for students who wished to take a more neutral stance on the issue. After reading an article on Israel-Palestine campus activism in the December 2011 issue of the Port Side, Wolf and Fagin decided to start a new club: J-Street U.