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Marine Le Pen wrong choice for France

By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD Marine Le Pen is not “the Donald Trump of France.” Regardless of one’s stance on the ongoing anti-Semitism allegations against President Donald Trump’s administration, the anti-Semitism that characterizes French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, her family and the National Front Party is ...

Anti-Semitic posters denounced by campus-wide community, now face judgment

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh In 1644, John Milton made the case for a  “Marketplace of Ideas” in his poem “Areopagitica,” and hundreds of years later, we still struggle to put it into practice. This theory, expounded upon in Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’ opinion of the 1917 Supreme Court case Abrams v. United States, avers that all ...

As cemetery vandalism, bomb threats strike Jewish community, we must not show fear

By Max Breene Sports editor @maxbreene18 This year, threats against Jewish Community Centers have soared, tombstones in Jewish cemeteries have been toppled, and Jews across America are now asking the question: are we safe?   A March 2 CNN article  reports that there have been over 100 bomb threats against Jewish schools and community centers ...

Trump performing balancing act between supporting, ignoring Jewish interests

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh In his first 22 days in office, President Donald Trump has met with a slew of foreign leaders. Last week, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came for his first official visit with the Trump administration on Feb. 15, the two leaders held a joint press conference. During his campaign, Trump promised to warm ...

A response to anti-Semitism in wake of rising hate crimes

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh In the wake of Donald Trump’s election to the highest office in this country, there have been an increased number of hate crimes against many marginalized communities. These acts of hate range from a white teacher calling her black students the n-word in a classroom in Baltimore, to a swastika drawn on a wall at ...

Discrimination: Is it ever really over?

By Jake Baum @JakeatUMD For the Mitzpeh   On Sept. 8, 1956, at an Israel v. Italy World Cup game, a group of Italians performed the Nazi salute and booed while the Israeli National Anthem played. Actually, that happened this year. But it sounded believable, didn’t it? The fans were, of course, removed from the game, but ...

Levy calls for protests against anti-Semitism (April 4, 1988)

By Sanford Gruenfeld In a speech at the Hillel Jewish Student Center last Tuesday, outspoken Jewish Defense Organization leader Mordechai Levy told about 50 Jewish students to lead a major protest when a representative of the anti-Semitic Nation of Islam speaks on campus tomorrow evening. Abdul Alim Muhammad, the Nation of Islam's Washington ...

Anti-Semitism panel creates conversation about issues arising in Western World

By Jacqueline Hyman, opinion editor, @jacqbh58 A group of four panelists spoke to this university’s students and community members Monday at 5 p.m. at the Stamp Student Union modern anti-Semitism, highlighting the differences between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. Panelists were history professor and author Jeffrey Herf, historian ...

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 the world came to Paris to participate in a massive unity march. Curiously the highest ranking U.S. ...

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 suburb on December 1 highlights concerns about the rise of anti-Semitism across Europe. “The ...