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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 ...

Israel Fest 2019 draws crowds as SJP holds simultaneous protest demonstration

By Colleen Crowley For Mitzpeh @ColleenCrowle20 Camel rides, henna tattoos and the promise of falafel drew crowds of students to McKeldin Mall for this year’s Israel Fest, hosted by the UMD Jewish Student Union and Maryland Hillel on Thursday. This year’s event fell on Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day,  and highlighted ...

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. ...

Experts discuss U.S. relations with Israel, Palestine at Terps for Israel event

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh   Though America’s relationship to the conflict between Israel and Palestine may seem troubling, David Makovsky and Ghaith Al-Omari say there is still hope for the next generation. Terps for Israel welcomed experts Makovsky and Al-Omari to this university for a discussion of the ...

Panel holds talks on Israel-Palestine conflict during Shabbat dinner

By Lilly Sibel For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Maryland Hillel hosted a special Shabbat dinner on Friday, Mar. 8 that included a panel discussion of several different opinions regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The event was part of Hillel’s Israel Week programming. The event began with the recitation of three blessings from ...

Students share their Israeli stories during Israel Week story slam

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh   To kick off Israel Week, Hillel partnered with Resetting the Table to give students a space to discuss their relationship with Israel Thursday night. Students gathered in Van Munching Hall for “Your Israel Story,” where they shared their experiences and thoughts on their connect...

Israeli dance troupe spends weekend dancing in Philadelphia

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh Avirah, this university's Israeli dance troupe, attended an Israeli dance workshop in Philadelphia on Feb. 16 and 17. The weekend included a workshop where students learned Harkada, a type of dance where songs are assigned choreography that is learned throughout the Israeli dance community. Al...

Students balance school work at home, service overseas

By Alexander Tuerk For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Jesse Berman wakes up at 6 a.m. almost every morning. He trudges over to Ritchie Coliseum, where he lifts weights, runs on the treadmill, or practices his new discipline—yoga. From there, he moves to his coursework: statistics and economics. Although he is a senior majoring in economics, Berman spends ...

Israel Discovered – Perspectives Trip: A comparison in experiences

By Gabrielle Hernandez Staff writer @gabrielleviolah   The Israel Discovered - Perspectives Trip is a selective trip that takes a group of Jewish and non-Jewish student leaders from this university to Israel. The trip provides students who want to learn more about Israel with the opportunity to explore the country. The 10-day trip ...