The 43rd Anniversary of An Antisemitic Revolution

This past January in Tehran, hundreds of cars and motorbikes paraded the streets celebrating the 43rd anniversary of the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Led by the now-deceased Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and his band of fanatics, revolutionaries overthrew the Shah of Iran…

What the Colleyville Synagogue Hostage Crisis Can Teach Us

An armed 44-year-old radical jihadist British citizen named Malik Faisal Akram took several hostages at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, Saturday, January 15. In his final phone call, Akram stated that he would free the individuals in exchange for…

The Danger of Iran’s Continuous Pattern of Anti-Semitic Government Leaders

In 2016, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, appointed a 55-year-old anti-Semitic hardliner and Islamic jurist, Ebrahim Raisi, as chairman of that Iranian government’s reserve for terrorism, the Astan Quds Razavi. Fast forward to August of 2020, 60-year-old Ebrahim Raisi…

Abolhassan Banisadr: A Power-Hungry President

In France, 88-year-old Abolhassan Banisadr died from a long illness on Saturday, October 9, 2021. After supporting Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Banisadr became Iran’s first elected president in February of 1980 but was shortly impeached and fled to France following an…

How to Succeed on Final Exams

As courses transition to an in-person format, students must adjust to the different testing conditions. Gone are the days of taking a final exam in bed on your laptop. More importantly, gone are the days of taking a final exam…

Valley Of Tears: A Somber Look at the Yom Kippur War

Earlier this year, as I was doing my patriotic duty by socially distancing and scrolling through HBO Max, I found myself watching an Israeli war series titled Valley of Tears. The show focuses on the Yom Kippur War, a traumatic…

Op-Ed: The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain Treaty

When the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced that they were opening diplomatic ties with Israel, the first thing that came to mind was how massive this landmark deal is. The twin announcements doubled the number of Arab countries that…

Disloyal: Fascists Come to UCLA

This article includes a statement from Bruin Republicans. The statement can be found at the end of the article. Fascists are organizing at UCLA.   It’s no secret that the word “fascist” has largely lost its meaning in casual conversation.…

A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Understanding Kosher

So what exactly is kosher? What does it mean to keep kosher? And what exactly are all the rules one must follow to keep kosher? For someone who (kind of) identifies as Jewish, I found myself asking these questions quite…

Was Mr. Hillel’s Promotional Content Offensive?

I was scrolling through Instagram last week when a post by Hillel at UCLA showed up on my feed. It was a photo of eight men, this year’s Mr. Hillel contestants, in tutus, posing as a group. Upon further investigation…