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Two Jews, three opinions and one possible solution for the constant Israeli elections

By Logan Heller Staff columnist @L_Heller55 Due to the political makeup of the Israeli electorate, coalition governments are critical to run the Israeli parliament, known as the Knesset, efficiently. Given that the Knesset is composed of 120 seats, parties band together and elect a prime minister to hold a majority. In other words, ...

Kedma election fills five board positions, including president, vice president

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh Kedma, the Orthodox Jewish community on campus, elected executive board members and officers for five of its eleven positions this week. Liana Chesir was elected vice president of Kedma, taking over for Aryeh Roberts, the new president. Miriam Charnoff was elected to join the executive board as ...

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 ...

Terps for Israel hosts former senior adviser to U.S. ambassador to discuss Israeli election

By Ryan Wu For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Thair Abu Ras, a second-year Ph.D. student in government and politics at this university, said Israel’s current prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands a better chance than his opposition of winning the upcoming election on April 9 at a discussion organized by Terps for Israel Tuesday night. ...

Jewish voters balance religion and politics before election

By Lexi Sugar For Mitzpeh @lexisugarmedia   Researching candidates ahead of time, locating the nearest polling place, applying for an absentee ballot: these are steps that many voters are taking ahead of midterm elections. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, many will choose their candidates. These midterm elections will select candidates for ...

College Republicans, Democrats spar over state policy with midterm election looming

By Dan Novak For Mitzpeh @dplnovak   The College Republicans and Democrats of this university addressed several divisive topics Thursday during their State Issues Debate, with the midterm election less than two weeks away. Co-sponsored by Maryland Discourse and Political Latinxs United for Movement and Action in Society ...

SHABBAM seeks to unite students of diverse backgrounds over Shabbat dinner

By Kira Cohen Features editor @Mitzpeh   The annual phenomenon known as “SHABBAM” is the latest buzz among Jews on campus this week. Formally known as Shabbat Across Maryland, students are gearing up for what promises to be a dynamic Friday night all over campus. SHABBAM, a program funded by the Gorlin Family Foundation, is ...

Palestinian newspaper endorses Jewish candidate in Maryland U.S. Senate election

By Constantine Martin For Mitzpeh @gusmartin321 In an unprecedented move, the most popular newspaper in the Palestinian territories endorsed a Jewish candidate in a U.S. election. In April, Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds, which typically covers the Ramallah-based Palestinian leadership, fully endorsed Jewish candidate Jerome Segal in his ...

Kedma board adds five new members, one new position after election

By Harrison Goldstein For Mitzpeh @H_Goldstein9 The Kedma board welcomed five new members to its ranks in addition to establishing a new position when its election polls closed at 9 p.m. Tuesday night. The newly-appointed members of the board include freshman Jacob Nelson (Fundraising Chair) and  sophomores Chad Simon (Vice President), ...

Kedma election results for spring 2017 executive board have come in

By Nicole Kirkner Copy editor @nicolekirkner The results are in for the spring 2017 Kedma board, and unlike some elections, the popular vote always decides who will take control over the Orthodox Jewish group of this university. Over 200 Kedma members cast votes between Dec. 3 and Dec. 6 that determined the new board that will take ...