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SGA president was within boundaries of fairness, moral obligation in speaking at AIPAC

By David Brown For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh On Wednesday, March 27, The Diamondback published an opinion piece supporting student groups’ criticism of Student Government Association President Jonathan Allen’s decision to speak at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference, a gathering of pro-Israel supporters, donors ...

Omar’s anti-Semitic tweets deleted, but sentiment remains

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN05) deleted tweets Tuesday that played into anti-Semitic tropes, after apologizing two weeks earlier after condemnation from fellow lawmakers. The Democratic congresswoman tweeted, “It's all about the Benjamins baby,” on February 10, suggesting that American politicians’ support for ...

U.S. embassy move in Israel would delay peace

Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD Since his inauguration in January, President Donald Trump has left a trail of broken campaign promises in his wake. His plan to build a wall on the southern border at Mexico’s expense ended up sticking Americans with the bill instead, and most Americans didn’t even want it. He promised to develop a plan ...

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 three-day conference that ran from March 26 to March 28 featured numerous keynote speakers, presentations ...

Bibi speaks at AIPAC amid controversy

By Daniel Ofman, staff Writer, @OfmanDaniel   With record-breaking attendance of roughly 16,000, the 2015 AIPAC policy conference had a palpable aura of vibrancy. From Sunday, March 1 until Tuesday, March 3, the conference had endless networking opportunities, panels, speakers, conferences, and sessions focusing on various Israel ...