Students share stories of 10-day journey to last a lifetime
By Matt Levine
Spencer Dobkin, a junior journalism major, has dreamed of going on Birthright Israel ever since he heard about the program at a young age.
“Who doesn’t want to go on a free trip to see meaningful places, meet new people, and learn things about Israel,” he said.
Birthright, a free 10-day ...
Trump and the anti-Semitic myth of dual loyalty
By Lisa Woolfson
President Trump criticized American Jews who vote for Democrats a few weeks ago by saying, “It shows either a total lack of knowledge or complete disloyalty.”
Trump is only the most recent public figure to assume all Jews have a “dual loyalty” to both America and Israel. This anti-Semitic ...
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
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 ...
Experts discuss U.S. relations with Israel, Palestine at Terps for Israel event
By Jacqueline Chase
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
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
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...