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Trump and the anti-Semitic myth of dual loyalty

By Lisa Woolfson Staff writer @lswoolf3 President Trump criticized American Jews who vote for Democrats a few weeks ago by saying, “It shows either a total lack of knowledge or complete disloyalty.” Trump is only the most recent public figure to assume all Jews have a “dual loyalty” to both America and Israel. This anti-Semitic ...

SGA legislators vote against divestment bill after hours of debate

By Elana Morris For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh This university’s Student Government Association voted against a bill to divest from certain Israeli companies in a 9-25 vote with two abstentions Wednesday night. Though the bill did not explicitly align itself with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, it advocated to disassoci...

Students gathered at Hillel workshop to discuss BDS bill, prepare statements for SGA meeting

By Jason Glazer For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel hosted a writing workshop Tuesday night for students and faculty who want to speak against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) bill at the SGA meeting on Wednesday, April 24. The workshop began with discussions about each of the attendee’s opinions on the bill and allowed ...

As votes were being counted, UMD community joined former U.S. ambassador to discuss implications of Israel election

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reelected in a close race to what will be a record fifth term in office Tuesday night, despite facing a pending criminal indictment on bribery and fraud charges and pushback against his conservative stance on Palestine. Students and other ...

Michigan professor was wrong to rescind letter of recommendation, but should not be labeled an anti-Semite for it

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh Where does one draw the line between following a policy, and appearing as an anti-Semite? According to a recent Washington Post article, a University of Michigan professor rescinded his offer to write a study abroad letter of recommendation for a student after he found out that she was planning on studying in ...

Argentina men’s national team urged not to play Israel

By Constantine Martin For Mitzpeh @gusmartin321 Argentina’s men’s national soccer team, including FC Barcelona’s soccer mega-star Lionel Messi, has been urged by the boycott, divestment, sanctions movement to cancel its friendly match against Israel on June 9 in Tel Aviv, just one week before the start of the 2018 World Cup in Russia....

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, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and Hezbollah. The overarching goal was to promote a good relati...

Students voice concerns about BDS, bill fails to reach vote by SGA

By Nicole Weinstein For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The Student Government Association voted against a bill proposed by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions organization Wednesday night that “calls on our university to divest from any companies that do business with Israel.” After three hours of debate in the Stamp Grand Ballroom, the SGA ...

While SGA prepares to vote on BDS bill, opposition groups fight back

UPDATE: This article has been edited from the original version, which was posted today (Nov. 15) at 12:22 p.m. See corrections at the bottom of the article. By Christian Spencer For Mitzpeh @C_Spencer_   Terps for Israel and UMD College Republicans are working together to oppose a Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) bill ...

US abstention on UN settlement vote harms relationship with Israel, UN

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh   When the Obama administration declined to vote on U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334, it may have not only entrenched settlements as a policy of the Israeli government, but also harmed the United States’ relationship with the U.N. for the next four years. The resolution, among other things, called for a ...