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Israeli baseball team adds Jewish Americans to Olympic-hopeful roster

By Annie Archer For Mitzpeh @anniearcher98   Ten Jewish-American baseball players gained Israeli citizenship last month so they will be able to represent Israel in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Peter Kurz, president of the Israel Baseball Association, sought out a number of retired players, free agents and players in the ...

Students gather to hear solutions to Israel-Palestine conflict

By Thomas Hindle For Mitzpeh @Thomas_Hindle_   The conflict between Israel and Palestine is long-lasting, and has formed divides all over the globe. To college students, it’s an issue from afar, but an organization named Roots is aiming to change that. The group, founded in 2014, brings Palestinians and Israelis together to ...

Dance troupe leads free Israeli dance sessions for students

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart   Avirah, this university’s Israeli dance troupe, offers free Israeli dance sessions to students at Hillel every month. The sessions are held in the Hillel multipurpose room and participants are encouraged to jump into the dances throughout the sessions that are all taught and led ...

Terps for Israel speaks on humanitarian aid efforts at McKeldin tabling event

By Ndeye Aminata Ndiaye For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Terps for Israel, the leading pro-Israel organization at this university, gathered to bring awareness to Israeli humanitarian aid efforts and diplomatic relations with countries around the globe outside McKeldin Library last Thursday. Terps for Israel is a bipartisan group at this ...

Israeli veteran and activist breaks the silence on Israeli occupation

By Haemee Lee For Mitzpeh @Haeitsmee   A former Israeli soldier, who served in the occupied Palestinian territories, spoke on campus about the moral price of her service Monday night. Frima “Merphie” Bubis, 24, is participating in a month-long Breaking the Silence campus tour with J Street U chapters “to bring the reality ...

After converting to Judaism, Amar’e Stoudemire announces return to Hapoel Jerusalem

By Jazmin Conner For Mitzpeh @jazmin_marie44   Amar’e Stoudemire, a former six-time NBA all-star, announced on social media his return to Hapoel Jerusalem only months after declaring that he was converting to Judaism. Stoudemire claims to have “Hebrew roots” and has already visited Israel a couple times in the past year. His ...

Michigan professor was wrong to rescind letter of recommendation, but should not be labeled an anti-Semite for it

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh Where does one draw the line between following a policy, and appearing as an anti-Semite? According to a recent Washington Post article, a University of Michigan professor rescinded his offer to write a study abroad letter of recommendation for a student after he found out that she was planning on studying in ...

UMD professor Shibley Telhami, panelists discuss Camp David Accords, Trump foreign policy at Sadat Forum

By Hugh Garbrick Staff writer @Ahh_Hugh   A panel of experts discussed the 40th anniversary of the Camp David Accords and the Trump administration’s handling of the Middle East at the Samuel Riggs Alumni Center Wednesday night. At the end of the discussion, the panel concluded that the Trump administration is not headed ...

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....