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Nour Joudah and Adrieh AbouShehade

DC Students Walk Out on Michael Oren

[Student participating in the walkout carries a sign reading

On 30 April, 2012, Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren gave a speech at George Washington University’s Elliott School for International Affairs. Michael Oren served in the IDF during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982, served again as the IDF spokesman during Israel’s brutal assault on Lebanon in 2006, and was the media relations officer during the massacre of over 1,200 Palestinians in Gaza in 2008-2009. Now, as the Israeli ambassador to the United ...

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Nour Joudah and Adrieh AbouShehade


Nour Joudah is a candidate in the Masters of Arts Program in Arab Studies at Georgetown University, and is currently conducting research on the role and perception of exile politics within the Palestinian liberation struggle. She is also the Research & Development Manager for the Arab Studies Journal and a Jadaliyya Researcher.

Adrieh Abou Shehadeh is an M.A. candidate at Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. She has worked as an International Advocacy Associate at the Mossawa Center in Haifa and is currently the US Legal Advocacy Assistant for the BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency & Refugee Rights.