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Former California congressional candidate speaks out about anti-Semitic hate speech

By Constantine Martin For Mitzpeh @gusmartin321   Overcoming hate speech and not being afraid of who you are and your beliefs can be one of the most gratifying feelings in life, an equal-justice activist told students at this university Tuesday night. Erin Schrode, a former U.S. Congress candidate in California’s District 2 in ...

Anti-Semitism had its largest ever increase in 2017 in U.S., study shows

By Ben Cooper For Mitzpeh @ben_coops The increase in anti-Semitism in the U.S. in 2017 was the highest ever since data was first collected in 1979, according to a new study published by the Anti-Defamation League. The study, published in February, shows that anti-Semitism increased by 57 percent in 2017 and said incidents in schools and on ...

Lecturer from London discusses left-wing anti-Semitism with students, faculty

By Haleigh Whisted Staff writer @HaleighWhisted David Hirsh, senior lecturer in sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, gave a lecture on the recognition of anti-semitism in democratic societies and his book titled “Contemporary Left Antisemitism” Thursday afternoon in Francis Scott Key Hall. The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish ...

Assigning news ethic standards to social media platforms

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 Views expressed in opinion columns are the author's own. Ever since the rise of social media sites, more consumers have been getting their news from media aggregates on the internet. Facebook, Twitter and even Google News play a huge role in disseminating news just by virtue of bringing all the ...

A call for unity against hate speech, crimes

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 This year, several acts of violence have left the country shocked and divided as citizens try to cope with losses and threats. People from many different groups have been unfairly targeted, and with these events comes the question: how do we combat this? The protests and murder in Charlo...

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 ...