Grayson Peters
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Grayson Peters is a third-year Political Science student pursuing a minor in French. In addition to his role as columnist for Ha'Am, he is a Managing Editor for The Generation: UCLA's Foreign Affairs Magazine published by the Burkle Center for International Relations. Active in local politics, Grayson serves on the board of the North Westwood Neighborhood Council, an elected advisory body to the city of Los Angeles, and chairs its Transportation and Safety Committee.

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U.S. Representative Brad Sherman on Israel and SJP: Interview by Grayson Peters

Congressman Brad Sherman is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing California’s 30th Congressional District. Congressman Sherman is Jewish, a member of Encino’s Valley Beth Shalom synagogue, and a strong advocate for Israel. As a Congressman,…

Jewish Community Should Move Westwood Forward

Last quarter, my colleague Zev Hurwitz argued persuasively for UCLA’s Jewish community to renew its commitment to social justice. Soon, Jewish Bruins will have an opportunity to do just that by voting for the formation of a new North Westwood Neighborhood Council…

UCLA Professor Judea Pearl on Jewishness, Israel, and BDS

Judea Pearl is an Israeli-American professor of Computer Science and statistics at UCLA, the director of UCLA’s Cognitive Systems Laboratory, and a Turing Award recipient recognized for his contributions to the field of artificial intelligence by his invention of Bayesian…

A Response to Mr. Robert Gardner

Reading Mr. Robert Gardner’s submission in the Daily Bruin, I was bewildered and angered. It is one thing to criticize the policies of the Israeli government, as I do frequently. It is another to presumptuously define another’s identity and fallaciously mask bigoted…

Whose Tribe is it Anyway?

Throughout history, and even today, outspoken racists and anti-Semites have claimed to be part of the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel. Many have portrayed themselves as members of the true Chosen People, some declaring that the Jews are demonic impostors. …

Young Jewish Democrats caucus in San Diego

Last Saturday afternoon, the California Young Democrats Jewish Caucus convened in the San Diego Convention Center to hold board elections and discuss issues relevant to California’s Jewish Democrats. The meeting, one of many events during the 2018 California Democratic Party…

Rahm Emanuel Speech Interrupted by Protesters

During a speech on campus this week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel outlined his vision for urban renewal and argued that Chicago ought to serve as a model for the rest of the nation, continuing to speak despite repeated and loud…

Israel should do more for non-Jewish refugees

Three years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refused to accept any Syrian refugees, citing Israel’s “lack of demographic and geographic depth.” Netanyahu characterized such a policy as a threat to the majority Jewish character of Israel, even though pro-refugee…