Final Borders in an Israeli-Palestinian Peace Agreement

Research Paper By Gabrielle Burack   At the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the dispute over land and borders. The geography of the conflict revolves around three territorial units of Israel: the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem. The issue lies in establishing agreeable borders that satisfy both Israel’s and Palestine’s security concerns. Another debate […]

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Tobacco History

[av_heading heading=’Tobacco History’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote modern-centered’ size=” subheading_active=” subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” admin_preview_bg=”][/av_heading] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] In 1612, Englishmen in Virginia found the importance of Tobacco in the economy. It quickly became the staple of the Chesapeake colonies, selling profitably in England. As gold and silver became scarce, the colonies began to rely […]

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Empathy and The Power of the Arts

Being accepted into the American University Gap Year program was an incredible opportunity for me. The program can be a home for political enthusiasts, and politics has been my passionate purpose and intended career path for as long as I can remember. I entered the program ready to jump into the political scene in Washington […]

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A New Story: Young Voices of Israel and Palestine

Event Reflection By Sophie Levy   I have always been intrigued by those that seek to not only understand, but befriend their so-called “Other.” So, when I heard of the co-sponsored event by Hillel and New Story Leadership (NSL), a non-profit organization that empowers the voices of young Israeli and Palestinian leaders to promote the […]

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Israeli-Cypriot Relations:A Special and Strategic Relationship that Transcends Time

CIS Event Reflection By Gabrielle Chishinsky   On Thursday, October 19th, American University’s Center for Israel Studies hosted Leonidas Pantelides- the Cypriot Ambassador to the United States, Einat Weiss from the Israeli Embassy, and Professor Dan Arbell who discussed the strategic and special relationship between Israel and Cyprus.   Leonidas Pantelides is Cyprus’ Ambassador to the […]

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