National 12 results

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 ...

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 ...

Terps for Israel lobbies against BDS, Hezbollah at Capitol Hill

By Erin Garry For Mitzpeh @egarry12 About 12 students went to Capitol Hill with Terps for Israel on Tuesday to advocate pro-Israel legislation on their biannual lobbying trip. The group focused on Iran’s nuclear deal, the Boycott, Divest...

U.S.-Israeli Policy Conference garners bipartisan, student interest

By Mollie Higgins For the Mitzpeh @molliehigginss In a time of political change in the U.S., about 18,000 people at the 2017 American Israel Policy Affairs Conference in D.C. displayed a bipartisan voice and unified support for Israel. The ...

J Street Conference Reveals the passion of 1,000 youth as they march for a cause in Washington

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Chapel Hill shooting defies rationalization, but media exaggerates religion’s role

By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1 and Jacqueline Hyman, opinion editor, @jacqbh58 The shooting attack occurred last Tuesday near the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where a man killed 23-year-old dental student Deah ...

Spring break in the Mississippi Delta

By Eli Davis University of Maryland students participated in a Hillel-sponsored alternative spring break trip to the Mississippi Delta that focused on how agriculture, poverty, education and food insecurity affects the area. Dena Lehmann, a ...

New eligibility rule for Taglit-Birthright sparks excitement

By Elana Dure   Katie Hamelburg, a freshman Jewish studies major, traveled to Israel at age 17 with her high school class. At the time, Hamelburg knew studying at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel would jeopardize her chance of going on a ...

Soda Stream Commercial Causes Controversey

By Carlos Rodriguez Controversy followed after actress and spokeswoman Scarlett Johansson appeared in a commercial with Israeli company SodaStream, known for having a factory in the disputed West Bank area, according to a post on The New York ...

Students respond to recent Pew Research Survey on American Jews

By Marissa Laliberte Intermarriage between Jews and non-Jews has risen over the past several decades, and parents in such intermarriages are less likely to raise their children Jewish, according to an Oct. 1 Pew Research Center study. The ...