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New Saudi leadership opens avenues for Middle East friendship

By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JacobAndrewBaum Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own.  In recent history, U.S. relations with the Saudi Arabian government have been characterized by a trade-off between emphasis on human rights and security. During President Barack Obama’s administration, Saudi leaders rejected ...

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 ...

Meyerhoff Center hosts lecture on Hans Kohn’s struggle with nationalism

By Nicole Reisinger For the Mitzpeh @nareising Adi Gordon, an assistant professor at Amherst College, spoke April 26 to a group of around 25 students and faculty from this university about Hans Kohn’s lifelong struggle with nationalism and his subsequent divergence from Zionism. Gordon specializes in European and Jewish history and is the ...

Trump’s decision to bomb Syria creates repercussions for Israel

By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD As a Jewish state, Israel is already vulnerable to attacks from its neighbors. The country has a long history of conflict with the surrounding states – many of which seek its destruction. Israel is of cultural and religious importance to many different religions, a fact which has instigated and perpet...

White House Seder should remain significant tradition

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh During former President Barack Obama’s term, three low-level staff members gathered during the first night of Passover to have a thrown-together Seder. After Obama, a Christian, discovered this, he turned it into a White House tradition. Every year from then on, they enjoyed Jewish staples like gefilte fish and ...

Trump administration should look to replace ineffective press secretary

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 In the last few months, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has had to clarify some confusing and controversial statements from President Donald Trump. And up until this past week, I had some sympathy for him. After all, making sense of Trump’s less than conventional statements can’t be an ...

Former State Department advisor shares expert opinion Trump administration’s relationship with Israel

By Jack Wisniewski Staff writer @jaywizzywizard Aaron David Miller, a 24-year veteran of the U.S. State Department as a former advisor for Arab-Israeli relations, spoke to over 100 students about the future of the U.S.-Israeli relationship with the Trump administration in the McKeldin Library Special Events Room Thursday night. “I am going to ...

Politics in class: “alternative facts” or necessary discussions?

By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD In early February, in a segment about the “far left agenda” on college campuses, Bill O’Reilly claimed that “higher education is the biggest threat to Americans right now.” His guest on the show at the time, Lou Dobbs, went even further - saying that the greatest threat is the “left wing” in ...

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 ...

Refugees revisited: resettlement in the Trump era

By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD In November 2015, I wrote a piece on the question of the Syrian refugee resettlement program and what American policy should be, moving forward after the terror attacks in Paris. In that piece, I asserted that “even with the intensive screening process put in place by Congress already, there is no way ...