The Beachcomber

An Open Letter to the President

An Open Letter to the President

Joseph Berkowitz, Staff Writer

September 22, 2019

"In my opinion, you vote for a Democrat, you're being very disloyal to Jewish people, and you're being very disloyal to Israel," Trump said in August.

The Tragedy of Netanyahu’s Victory

The Tragedy of Netanyahu’s Victory

Jared Zullig, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

The election in Israel on April 9 resulted in yet another victory for Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu and his right wing Likud party. Benny Gantz, however, proved competition enough, as the more centrist candidate and his “Cachol Lavan” (blue and white) party were able to tie the number of seats g...

Tensions Increase Locally After Violence in Middle East

Tensions Increase Locally After Violence in Middle East

Naomi Grant, Arts & Life Editor

October 19, 2014

The crisis in Israel and the Gaza Strip this summer, Operation Protective Edge, has caused an increase in anti-Israeli sentiment, and has led many to question whether criticism of Israeli policy is making anti-Semitism more accepted, especially on college campuses. Three Clevelanders at Ohio University,...

BHS Students Square off On Israel, the Palestinians and Human Rights

BHS Students Square off On Israel, the Palestinians and Human Rights

Cathy Perloff, Opinion Editor

April 30, 2013

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has engulfed the region since before Israel's founding in 1948. Conflict intensified when Israel gained control of the Palestinian occupied regions of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights, as a result of the Six-Day War. Israeli settlement building ...

Good Government Must Come First

Good Government Must Come First

Jon Shapiro, Staff Writer

April 30, 2013

The “two state solution” is often discussed as the best potential result of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. However, this is an oversimplification of the real issues. It should be clear that Israel is better than the Palestinian Authority(PA) in protecting human rights, economic adv...

Palestinians Deserve Human Rights

Palestinians Deserve Human Rights

Anshika Niraj, Staff Writer

April 30, 2013

Some things just don’t seem to go away: the Cleveland sports championship drought, Justin Bieber, homework and of course the Palestine-Israel conflict. Living in Beachwood, it is impossible not to hear about the issues and threats Israel must deal with on a daily basis, especially in relation to the...

Reflections on a Summer in Israel

Reflections on a Summer in Israel

February 24, 2010

      By Natan Kohn-Magnus I’ve been climbing for at least an hour and a half, so why does the top look so far away? The sun is scorching me; I’m grateful I listened to my counselors and brought along a hat. Gingerly, I place foot in front of foot, watching where I step in order to ease the pain...