Letter to the Editor: The problem with coverage of Israel on campus
Views expressed in opinion columns and letters-to-the-editor are the author’s own.
The Diamondback has had some seriously problematic coverage of Israel-related affairs on campus lately and declined to print our opinion piece calling them out, saying “the argument lacks support.” One of the biggest problems was the article, ‘UMD ...
Ever wonder what goes into setting up Israel Fest? Here’s the rundown.
By Alyson Kay
Check out this sped up video of Israel Fest set up! (Music Attribution: Little by Little by Artofescapism. Found on Free Music Archives http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Artofescapism/Promise_of_Time_Upbeat_Themes/Little_by_Little, with license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/)
Students attend annual Israel Fest, enjoy JSU activities
By Tom Hart
Students and Israel supporters at this university flocked to celebrate and socialize at the eastern end of McKeldin Mall Tuesday for the Jewish Student Union’s annual Israel Fest.
About 1,500 to 2,000 people attended from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., proving a more consistent crowd than in previous years, said ...
Pro-Palestine groups lead boycott of Israel Fest
By Jared Beinart
Rock climbing, camel rides and food were all a part of the festivities on McKeldin Mall for Israel Fest Tuesday, but another notable attraction was the boycott of the festival held by numerous on-campus organizations.
This university’s Muslim Political Alliance and Students for Justice in ...
Israel Week Committee members look forward to week of fun, educational events
By Georgia Slater
For the Mitzpeh
For over six years, Maryland Hillel has hosted Israel Week, a series of events to explore and celebrate different parts of Israeli culture. This year, it will begin on Tuesday, April 25 and culminate with Israel Fest on Tuesday, May 2.
Israel Week is co-sponsored by various Jewish student ...
SJP, JSU at odds over Israel Fest 2017
By Morgan Caplan
For the Mitzpeh
After Students for Justice in Palestine, amongst others, interrupted the Israel Fest events of 2016, the organization has already begun its counter movement to this year’s festival, seeking an end to certain Israel Fest activities.
Last Israel Fest, a group from SJP protested with signs and megapho...
Israel Fest disrupted by students supporting Palestine
By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1
A group of about 22 people marched onto McKeldin Mall waving Palestinian flags and chanting against what they claimed are the crimes of the Jewish state during the Jewish Student Union’s Israel Fest event Tuesday. The group stayed for about a half hour and left after University police told ...
7 things most University of Maryland students do not know about Israel Fest
By Alexa Silverberg, for the Mitzpeh, @mitzpeh
After interviewing my fellow University of Maryland students and asking what their opinions were on the upcoming event, Israel Fest, I noticed there were details regarding the event that most students did not know.
Here are 7 things most University of Maryland students do not know about ...
Israel Week comes to University of Maryland
By Jake Parsky, news editor, @mitzpeh
Israel Week takes place beginning Tuesday and continues through April 19. Each year, Maryland Hillel hosts a series of events exploring different aspects of Israeli culture.
Tuesday, April 12 - 7:30 p.m.
The first event, a presentation by Chanoch Levin about Israel’s Iron Dome defense system, ...
Thousands celebrate Israeli culture at Israel Fest 2015
By Mauricio Rivera, for the Mitzpeh,@mnriver90
The Jewish Student Union at this university held its annual Israel Fest on April 28 at McKeldin Mall where students came and celebrated Israeli culture and history with a variety of games and activities.
Israel Fest closed out a week of scheduled events as part of Maryland Hillel’s ...