International 36 results

Scholars discuss new approaches to world peace at Bahá’í conference

By Thomas Hindle For Mitzpeh @Thomas_Hindle_   Countries are taking the wrong approach in trying to achieve world peace, a speaker said Wednesday at The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace conference. The conference, titled “The ...

Polish historian comes to UMD to present “Historical Atlas of Hasidism”

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   A Polish historian and professor discussed the magic of Geographic Information Systems and the patterns of Eastern European Hasidism Thursday evening in Susquehanna Hall at this university...

Palestinian newspaper endorses Jewish candidate in Maryland U.S. Senate election

By Constantine Martin For Mitzpeh @gusmartin321 In an unprecedented move, the most popular newspaper in the Palestinian territories endorsed a Jewish candidate in a U.S. election. In April, Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds, which typically ...

It’s “in the hands of the parties”: David Satterfield talks Israeli-Palestinian conflict at UMD forum

By Ben Cooper For Mitzpeh @ben_coops With the boycott of Israel Fest going on just across campus, Ambassador David Satterfield addressed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, among other issues, at a forum Thursday at this university. Satterfi...

UMD students divided on Trump Jerusalem decision

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko     Since the end of World War II, Israel and Palestine have been fighting over Jerusalem and the issue of to whom the city belongs. Both Israel and Palestine claim Jerusalem as ...

International conference educates audience about end of Jewish life in Arab lands

By Kaitlyn Hopkins For Mitzpeh @khopkins31 "The Ancient Jewish Community of Yemen and its Emigration" was just one of the lectures that was given at the End of Jewish Communal Life in the Arab Lands International Conference Tuesday. The ...

Mike Pence speaks at reenactment of vote to establish Israel

By Harrison Cann For Mitzpeh @harry_cann     Vice President Mike Pence was the guest of honor and keynote speaker at a reenactment on Tuesday that celebrated the U.N.’s vote to establish the State of Israel. According ...

Haaretz editor-in-chief visits UMD to discuss liberal news coverage in Israel, US

By Mika Park For the Mitzpeh @mpark718 Aluf Benn, editor-in-chief of Haaretz, spoke at a lecture on Sept. 12 titled “Israel, the U.S., & the Media: Inherent Enemies?” with professor Yoram Peri, director of the Gildenhorn Institute for ...

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 ...