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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 ...

Israel’s new conversion statute strikes controversy

By Maya Pottiger   Israel passed a law Nov. 2 that makes it easier for non-Jewish Israeli citizens to convert to Judaism. The original statute only recognized conversions made by the Chief Rabbinate. This slowed the conversion process, ...

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer to speak at UMD tonight

By Jacqueline Hyman Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer will speak at the Seventh Annual Dubin Lecture at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in the Gildenhorn Recital Hall tonight at 6:30 p.m. The Dubin Lecture, which has been an annual event ...

Open Hillel Policy seeks change in Hillel International policy

By Eli Davis Although it may not be as prevalent on this campus compared to others around the country, the Open Hillel policy is a controversy that is impacting the University of Maryland along with a number of other colleges and universities. ...

Israeli law strikes controversy between the secular and religious community

By Elana Dure Although some students disagree as to whether ultra-Orthodox Jews should fight in the Israeli army or not, they agree that the recent law forcing the Haredi community into the draft will only cause more backlash in Israeli society...

UMD Alumni Train for the Olympics

By Jamie Weissman When Bradley Chalupski graduated from this university in 2006, he had a plan. He wanted to go to the Olympics and decided on his ticket there: skeleton. Skeleton is an Olympic sport in which the athlete slides head-first on ...