Contributor Archives: UPZ Staff

Call to Dialogue at Columbia University

One hundred students, faculty, journalists and other interested parties gathered at Columbia University Thursday night to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Union of Progressive Zionists (UPZ) brought Israeli Member of Parliament Avshalom Vilan and Palestinian Authority adviser Amjad Atallah to …

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UPZ BIRTHRIGHT WINTER 2006 | Peace, Pluralism and Social Justice

By UPZ Staff The UPZ Birthright Program offered a wide spectrum of topics, speakers and outings that inspired the participants to not only experience the beauty of Israel and its people, but also grapple with the challenges facing Israel, and …

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Visions for a Progressive Israel

By UPZ Staff UPZ Student Leadership Conference September 16-18, 2005 This September 16-18 the Union of Progressive Zionists (UPZ) ? a not-for-profit student organization advocating across North American campuses for peace and social justice in Israel/Palestine ? launched its 2005-2006 …

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Jewish Clergy Students Grapple with Middle East Conflict

By UPZ Staff A dozen rabbinical and cantorial students from Hebrew Union College, Jewish Theological Seminary, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and Gratz College gathered in New York City?s Beit Shalom offices on January 30, 2005, for a day of information …

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Israeli Student Activists visit the Northeast

By UPZ Staff Amidst the various activities executed during the UPZ Spring Week of Action, the focal point was a delegation of Israeli students/Labor activists touring Northeast campuses. Handpicked by MK Colette Avital, these six Israelis ? all of whom …

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UPZ Forms, Holds Inaugural Conference

By UPZ Staff Newark, New Jersey. The Union of Progressive Zionists (UPZ) concluded its three-day inaugural conference on Sunday October 17th with the launch of a national support network to promote campus activism for a “third way” solution to the …

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