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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 According to a recent Washington Post article, a University of Michigan professor rescinded his offer to write a study abroad letter of recommendation for a student after he found out that she was planning on studying in ...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 ...

Panel on family weekend gives scope of anti-Israel movements on college campuses

By Jack Wisniewski @jaywizzywizard Staff writer After students and their families ate Shabbat dinner at Hillel on Friday night, they gathered in the upstairs sanctuary to hear about the recent troubles facing the pro-Israel movement on campus. The panel about these troubles involved representatives of the Israel and BDS: Crisis and Opportu...