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SGA legislators vote against divestment bill after hours of debate

By Elana Morris For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh This university’s Student Government Association voted against a bill to divest from certain Israeli companies in a 9-25 vote with two abstentions Wednesday night. Though the bill did not explicitly ...

As votes were being counted, UMD community joined former U.S. ambassador to discuss implications of Israel election

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reelected in a close race to what will be a record fifth term in office Tuesday night, despite facing a pending criminal indictment on bribery ...

Terps for Israel hosts former senior adviser to U.S. ambassador to discuss Israeli election

By Ryan Wu For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Thair Abu Ras, a second-year Ph.D. student in government and politics at this university, said Israel’s current prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands a better chance than his opposition of ...

Professor discusses intricacies, patterns of oldest complete Torah scroll

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   An acclaimed professor and expert on the transmission of the Hebrew Bible, Jordan S. Penkower, came to College Park Tuesday to discuss the one-of-a-kind intricacies of the oldest complete ...

The clash of values, at home and abroad

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart   “Everyone has multifaceted, complex identities,” said Dr. Shibley Telhami, a professor and distinguished scholar-teacher lecturer at this university. “Every day we decide which ...

Students gather to hear solutions to Israel-Palestine conflict

By Thomas Hindle For Mitzpeh @Thomas_Hindle_   The conflict between Israel and Palestine is long-lasting, and has formed divides all over the globe. To college students, it’s an issue from afar, but an organization named Roots is ...

Terps for Israel speaks on humanitarian aid efforts at McKeldin tabling event

By Ndeye Aminata Ndiaye For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Terps for Israel, the leading pro-Israel organization at this university, gathered to bring awareness to Israeli humanitarian aid efforts and diplomatic relations with countries around ...

Israeli veteran and activist breaks the silence on Israeli occupation

By Haemee Lee For Mitzpeh @Haeitsmee   A former Israeli soldier, who served in the occupied Palestinian territories, spoke on campus about the moral price of her service Monday night. Frima “Merphie” Bubis, 24, is participa...

Professor raises issue of structural inequality in Global Peace Conference speech

By Oyinkansola Awosika For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace hosted Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot, senior advisor to the president on indigenous affairs at First Nations House of Learning, during its global peace ...

Women’s security discussed at Global Peace Conference, explores connection between gender and violence

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   A Northeastern University professor of sociology explored the connection between empowerment of women and militaristic tendencies in North African and Middle Eastern countries Wednesday at ...