The Price To Be Paid For Standing With Israel

Image of Theodor Herzl, founder of Zionism, with quote from indigenous rights activist Ryan Bellerose

By Dena Leichnitz Israel – there’s a price that comes with allegiance  {Editor’s Note: The featured image is of Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism, who did not live long enough to see Israel become a nation. The quote is by Ryan Bellarose.}  I was recently called a White supremacist, a Zionist and fascist all because I stood by Israel.  I took a wealth of classes on Israel while attending UCLA.  Israel was examined from its religious beginnings, its formation as a nation and its literature.  All that didn’t simply make me…

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Homelessness In Los Angeles And America Has Many Faces And Needs Less Of Them

By Dena Leichnitz When I was kicked out of my home after twenty years, I felt like it was just me. As if no one else was going I through what I was. LA Times recently corrected that notion: L.A.’s crisis: High rents, low pay, homelessness rising and $2,000 doesn’t buy much. In fact as a person who has been looking for housing in Los Angeles since December, I can tell you, $2000 doesn’t even buy you a bedroom. If you check out apartments.com you will not see many that are below…

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Academic Diversity Under Fire – UCLA Students Want Conservative Professor Keith Fink to Stay

by Dena Leichnitz and Richard Cameron   While UCLA is known for being one of the best universities in the country, it is also known for being one of the most liberal as well. However, that is not to say there are no conservative students or professors on campus. You just don’t hear from them as often. That is, until now. Recently a communications professor. Keith Fink,  came under attack, not for anything he had specifically done.  It was because he was conservative. Or so a portion of the student body thinks.…

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