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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 ...

Dr. Orit Rozin offers new perspective on Suez Crisis, Israeli morale in the late 1950s

By Harrison Goldstein For Mitzpeh @H_Goldstein9   Israeli scholar Dr. Orit Rozin analyzed the events leading up to the 1956 Suez Crisis from a unique perspective while giving a presentation in H.J. Patterson Hall Tuesday afternoon. Rozin, a professor of Jewish History at the University of Tel Aviv, presented an essay with an ...

While SGA prepares to vote on BDS bill, opposition groups fight back

UPDATE: This article has been edited from the original version, which was posted today (Nov. 15) at 12:22 p.m. See corrections at the bottom of the article. By Christian Spencer For Mitzpeh @C_Spencer_   Terps for Israel and UMD College Republicans are working together to oppose a Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) bill ...

“Lunch Bunch” combines two Hillel favorites: Israel, food

By Harrison Goldstein For Mitzpeh @H_Goldstein9 Lunch Bunch Israel, a new program that meets weekly to eat lunch and discuss individual experiences with Israel, held its first full meeting in the Hillel dining room Monday afternoon. The group, which held a small pilot meeting last week, is designed to be a casual setting in which students ...

Bobsleigh and Skeleton Israel gets its chance at the 2018 Winter Olympics

By Harrison Cann For Mitzpeh @harry_cann After battling for over a decade to get their shot, Bobsleigh and Skeleton Israel will have the opportunity to make history for its country in 2018. Since it was founded in 2002, Bobsleigh and Skeleton Israel has been working with the Israeli Olympics Committee (IOC) to get accepted as a program. ...

Crash ends UMD alum’s run at Israel in Winter Olympic games

By Harrison Cann For Mitzpeh @harry_cann Not many people imagine finding their calling while watching television in their dorm room, and Bradley Chalupski is no exception. Chalupski, a skeleton racer for Israel, first discovered the sport during his time at this university , but had no idea what the next 10 years following would entail. ...

“Hatikva” instills more than just nationalism

By Abbigail Klein For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. It is a sensation like no other landing in one of the greatest countries  hearing the national anthem of Israel, “Hatikva,” play throughout the entire airplane. This poem, translated as “The Hope” was “unofficially” declared ...

Former education professor suspects firing was religiously charged

By Grace Mottley Features editor @gracemott17 Melissa Landa, a former professor in the College of Education at this university, believes that she was fired in retaliation for filing a grievance of religious discrimination and for advocating for Israel as a private citizen. Landa worked at this university for over 10 years, but on June ...

Palestinian political analyst Bassem Eid offers students fresh perspective on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

By Miller Friedman Staff writer @miller_friedman Palestinian political analyst Bassem Eid stressed that foreign influence in the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians must be greatly reduced for a solution to develop in a speech given last night at this university. Eid, who has been an outspoken advocate for human rights in the Middle ...

J Street UMD holds open discussion about Israeli-Palestinian conflict at first meeting

By Alyson Trager For the Mitzpeh @alysontrager J Street UMD held an opening meeting Wednesday to talk about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how students can help the cause by becoming more educated on the issue. The meeting started with an icebreaker and then focused in on the conflict surrounding the West Bank. Board member Mattan ...