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Israel’s Pfizer vaccine delivery leads global charge; U.S. struggles

By Mark Choy For Mitzpeh @MarkChoy3 Israel’s vaccine program leads the global effort, with 40.5% of its population already completely vaccinated. Its centralized effort and relationship with Pfizer appear to be paying dividends. Conversely, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that only 10.6% of the U.S. ...

NSO Group continues to profit off nefarious activity; Israeli democracy does not

By Aaron Arnstein Opinion columnist @AaronArnstein Throughout its 72-year history, Israel’s groundbreaking technological developments have been well-documented. Firewall software, the USB flash disk and the GPS system Waze would not exist without the help of Israeli technological gurus. One revolutionary company, however, is challe...

The case for rejoining the Iran Nuclear Deal

By Leila Riazi For Mitzpeh @mitzpeh  President-elect Joe Biden will face significant challenges, both foreign and domestic, upon entering office. One of these is certainly going to be Iran policy. During a Democratic primary debate, then-candidate Biden, along with most of his Democratic colleagues, pledged to re-enter the Iran nuclear ...

Fakhrizadeh’s assassination: A critical success, but Israel must stop playing with fire

    Aaron Arnstein Opinion Columnist @AaronArnstein  In late November, Israeli assassins dealt a huge blow to Iran’s nuclear capability with the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the mastermind behind Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Some would call it a smashing success, quite literally. But Israel must end its ...

Continued Israeli presence in Sinai Peninsula saves lives

  By Aaron Arnstein Opinion Columnist @AaronArnstein Since the country’s inception, Israel has been under constant threat by its neighbors. Hezbollah-backed Lebanon in the North. The Assad dictatorship in the Northeast. The concern of an Intifada out of the West Bank. The presence of Hamas in the Gaza Strip.  Add a fifth ...

From Tel Aviv to D.C.: Israeli basketball phenom Deni Avdija takes his talents to the NBA

By Aaron Arnstein Staff Writer @AaronArnstein   NBA fans heard many familiar names called during the first round of last week’s draft. International sensation LaMelo Ball, freshman phenom James Wiseman and high-flying Obi Toppin, to name a few.  But one name caught the average fan off-guard: Deni Avdija.   In Israel, ...

Israel can and must resolve the conflict in Ethiopia

By Jack Singelstad @dumo276 For Mitzpeh A clash between Ethiopian military forces and separatists in the semi-autonomous region of Tigray in Northern Ethiopia threatens to move towards civil war. Israel must meet this moment to preserve security for a growing partner and affirm its intentions to maintain peace in the Middle East. Eth...

Biden vs. Trump: The competing cases for pro-Israel voters

By Logan Heller and Aaron Arnstein @L_Heller55 @AaronArnstein @Mitzpeh Opinion editor Logan Heller faces off against Aaron Arnstein about which 2020 presidential candidate is best for Israel. Rationalism vs. Radicalism: Why a Biden White House is Desperately Needed (Logan Heller) Joseph Biden Sr. introduced the idea of a Jewish ...

Jewish Americans and the power of politics

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh With a lot at stake for the Jewish community in this presidential election, the ability for Jews to voice themselves through voting is more important than ever. The Jewish community often bases its support in the presidential election on a series of pressing issues, both domestic and foreign. On the home front, ...

Hillel brings a taste of Israel to students’ homes

  By: Paige Maizes @MaizesPaige For Mitzpeh This university’s Hillel Israel Fellow Sapir Frieman, 28, led an Israeli Zoom cooking class on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m., as part of Hillel International's weekly virtual cooking sessions. During the event, titled "UshpiZoom," she taught participants how to make shakshuka and ...