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America’s departure from Iran Nuclear Deal may mean trouble for Israel and its Middle Eastern neighbors

By Rebecca Piassek For Mitzpeh @rebeccapiassek Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. President Donald Trump announced his decision last week to pull the United States out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. The 2015 agreement between Iran and several world powers limited Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons ...

Argentina men’s national team urged not to play Israel

By Constantine Martin For Mitzpeh @gusmartin321 Argentina’s men’s national soccer team, including FC Barcelona’s soccer mega-star Lionel Messi, has been urged by the boycott, divestment, sanctions movement to cancel its friendly match against Israel on June 9 in Tel Aviv, just one week before the start of the 2018 World Cup in Russia....

Natalie Portman distances herself from Israeli government with Genesis Prize refusal

By Brittany Proctor For Mitzpeh @Theyenvybritt_ Views expressed in opinion columns are the author's own. Natalie Portman, an actress and film producer, has recently been under criticism for her recent boycott on the Israeli Government. However, Portman turned down the opportunity to receive the Genesis Prize in Israel which was the ...

Tunisian court rules four Israeli athletes barred from competing in taekwondo competition

By Ben Cooper For Mitzpeh @ben_coops A Tunisian court ruled that four Israeli taekwondo athletes would be barred from participating in the World Takwondo Junior Championships in the days before it took place from April 6-13. Ahmed Gaaloul, the president of the Tunisian taekwondo federation, was sued by a Tunisian anti-Zionist organization ...

It’s “in the hands of the parties”: David Satterfield talks Israeli-Palestinian conflict at UMD forum

By Ben Cooper For Mitzpeh @ben_coops With the boycott of Israel Fest going on just across campus, Ambassador David Satterfield addressed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, among other issues, at a forum Thursday at this university. Satterfield, the acting assistant secretary for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, discussed a range of ...

JSU celebrates Israel’s 70th birthday with annual Israel Fest

By Jamie Kerner For Mitzpeh @JamieKerner_ The Maryland Jewish Student Union held its annual Israel Fest on McKeldin Mall as it celebrated Israel's culture and 70th birthday Thursday. The event, which was held from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., featured various activities and stations. Each vendor there had an educational aspect in regards to ...

Students gather to protest Israel Fest, affirm Palestinian lives

By Ambriah Underwood For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh For many students, showing up to Thursday's protest against Israel Fest at this university was one of the few ways they could convey pro-Palestine perspectives without repercussions. Students for Justice in Palestine, an on-campus student organization advocating for Palestinian rights, hosted the ...

Members of the Jewish community gather in memory of Israel’s fallen soldiers

By David Jahng For Mitzpeh @DavidJahng Students and members of this university’s Jewish community came together Wednesday night in somber respect to commemorate Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day. Maryland Hillel hosted the ceremony to honor Israeli soldiers who have fallen as well as victims of terrorist attacks. “I remember ...

Hillel welcomes Israel Week with special Shabbat dinner, local comedians

By Tori Bergel For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel welcomed students to a special Israeli-themed Shabbat dinner Friday night to kick off Israel Week 2018. The first thing students noticed walking through the front door of the Rosenbloom Hillel Center were the decorations. There was a wall shaped like the Israeli flag with 70 knots tied on ...

Hillel kicks off Israel Week, reminding students that ‘hummus’ where the heart is

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart Maryland Hillel celebrated Israel’s 70th year of independence by making hummus and showing “Hummus! The Movie” at the Cambridge Community Center Sunday night. Hummus is eaten all over the Middle East and originated there because of the abundance of chickpeas in the region. Due to hummus’ ...