International 18 results

European Judo set for 2018 championships in Israel

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart Israel will host the European Judo Championships’ senior event for the first time next year. “This will be the first time we will host the European Championship for the senior [event],” said Moshe ...

Israel’s new religious database raises questions, concerns from rabbis around world

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart Last month, Israel’s Ministry of Religious Affairs announced plans to create a database of every Jewish person in the world for the purpose of speeding marriage registration in Israel, according to The ...

Maryland Hillel hosts Yom HaZikaron ceremony to honor fallen soldiers, families

By Nicole Reisinger For the Mitzpeh @nareising Maryland Hillel held a Yom HaZikaron ceremony Monday night at the Riggs Alumni Center to remember fallen soldiers and civilian victims of political violence. Israel’s Memorial Day is a time of ...

Yom HaShoah event expresses gratitude for Holocaust survivors, mourns genocide

By Amanda Engel Features editor @acdrazen The Hillel Multi-Purpose Room was full and silent for the majority of the Yom HaShoah commemoration on Sunday. Yom HaShoah is Holocaust Remembrance Day on the Jewish calendar, and between 80 and 90 students ...

Birthright students gather for final sendoff

By Samantha Rosen For the Mitzpeh @samantharosen96 As this university’s students going on Birthright this summer gathered in the Maryland Hillel dining room enjoying Shabbat dinner, they reflected on what they are most excited for during their ...

PLO opposes Israeli construction near Western Wall

By Dayna Gillespie, for the Mitzpeh, @Mitzpeh The Palestine Liberation Organization expressed its opposition to the proposed construction of a Jewish museum and education center at the Western Wall Plaza in the Old City of Jerusalem on ...

Guy Ziv talks about the Israeli elections

By Harris Blum, for the Mitzpeh, @Harris_Blum Students and faculty interested in Israeli politics heard Guy Ziv, a foreign policy professor at American University and this university, discuss the results of the Israeli elections and their ...

A sneak peak at the 2015 Israeli elections

By Harris Blum, for the Mitzpeh, @Harris_Blum   As the 2015 Israeli elections draw closer, many different candidates from various political parties are scrambling to earn their spots as leaders within the Israeli government. The upcoming ...

Shootings, anti-Semitism in France prompt debates over emigration

By Daniel Ofman, staff Writer, @OfmanDaniel About two weeks after the horrid attacks on the Charlie Hebdo office headquarters and a kosher market in the heart of Paris, we are now entering a time of reflection. Representatives from all over ...

Spike in European anti-Semitism worries students who plan to study abroad

By Adam Barry The continued occurrence of crimes targeting Jews across Europe, including one in France earlier this month, has Jewish students planning to study abroad next spring worried. The rape and robbery of a Jewish couple in a Parisian ...