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With vote to condemn Trump’s Jerusalem decision, UN proves to be on side of peace

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh Early this month, President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the embassy there from Tel Aviv. Following the announcement, there were protests on the West Bank in which Palestinians clashed with Israeli officers. According to CNN, hundreds were injured ...

The future remains uncertain for Israeli national soccer team

By Harrison Cann For Mitzpeh @harry_cann Fans of Israeli soccer have had a frustrating couple of months. In October, Israel failed, yet again, to qualify for the FIFA World Cup, making it 47 years now since the national team has qualified. Additionally, head coach Elisha Levy was fired on Oct. 29 and Eran Zahavi, former captain of the ...

UMD students divided on Trump Jerusalem decision

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko     Since the end of World War II, Israel and Palestine have been fighting over Jerusalem and the issue of to whom the city belongs. Both Israel and Palestine claim Jerusalem as their capital and as a sacred religious site, but Israel currently controls the entire city. On ...

Uber poses threat Israel’s economic stability, citizens

By Rebecca Piassek For Mitzpeh @rebeccapiassek Last week, the Israeli court ordered Uber to stop operating in Tel Aviv, the first Israeli city in which the company had been conducting a trial of its communal driving services. Together, Israel’s Transportation Ministry, Taxi Driver Union and rival driving service, GetTaxi, won the ...

Mike Pence speaks at reenactment of vote to establish Israel

By Harrison Cann For Mitzpeh @harry_cann     Vice President Mike Pence was the guest of honor and keynote speaker at a reenactment on Tuesday that celebrated the U.N.’s vote to establish the State of Israel. According to The Jerusalem Post, the event took place in New York’s Queens Museum, the site of the U.N's ...

Terps for Israel lobbies against BDS, Hezbollah at Capitol Hill

By Erin Garry For Mitzpeh @egarry12 About 12 students went to Capitol Hill with Terps for Israel on Tuesday to advocate pro-Israel legislation on their biannual lobbying trip. The group focused on Iran’s nuclear deal, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and Hezbollah. The overarching goal was to promote a good relati...

Advisor meets with UMD students considering move to Israel

By Erin Garry For Mitzpeh @egarry12 Many Jewish Americans dream of moving to Israel for a variety of reasons, whether it be for religious observance, for Jewish heritage, or for employment opportunities, but many find the thought of moving across the world daunting. Students had the opportunity to meet with an Aliyah advisor from Nefesh ...

University of Michigan professor explains how emigration created Israeli identity

By Chidinma Onuoha Staff writer @OmniwriterPen Within an intimate room in H.J. Patterson Hall, University of Michigan professor Bryan K. Roby explained how emigration sculpted Israeli culture and identity Tuesday night. The event, hosted by the Gildenhorn Institute, was part of a series which introduces events like this on a weekly basis. ...

Congress should go against Trump, keep Iran nuclear deal in place

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh On October 13, President Donald Trump announced that he is decertifying the international Iran nuclear deal, which would leave the decision of imposing sanctions on Iran and terminating the agreement up to Congress. The deal is an international agreement between Iran, the P5+1—permanent members of the United ...

Students voice concerns about BDS, bill fails to reach vote by SGA

By Nicole Weinstein For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The Student Government Association voted against a bill proposed by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions organization Wednesday night that “calls on our university to divest from any companies that do business with Israel.” After three hours of debate in the Stamp Grand Ballroom, the SGA ...