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European Judo set for 2018 championships in Israel

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart Israel will host the European Judo Championships’ senior event for the first time next year. “This will be the first time we will host the European Championship for the senior [event],” said Moshe Ponte, president of the Israel Judo Association, in an interview with the EJU. “It will be a ...

Terps for Israel lobbies, builds relationships with congressional staffers

  By Cody Branchaw For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Terps for Israel led a group of students to Capitol Hill May 2 to lobby senators and representatives, as the new administration’s rhetoric poses threats to overseas aid and involvement. Fifteen students, most of whom are members of the bipartisan group, visited nearly a dozen lawmakers’ ...

Study abroad programs offer more than educational opportunities

By Jared Beinart Staff Writer @Jared_Beinart As the spring semester winds down, students across campus prepare to take advantage of summer study abroad programs in Israel where they can hope to immerse themselves in the language and culture, and further explore a specific area of academic interest. From exchange programs to university-affiliated ...

U.S. embassy move in Israel would delay peace

Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD Since his inauguration in January, President Donald Trump has left a trail of broken campaign promises in his wake. His plan to build a wall on the southern border at Mexico’s expense ended up sticking Americans with the bill instead, and most Americans didn’t even want it. He promised to develop a plan ...

Students attend annual Israel Fest, enjoy JSU activities

By Tom Hart Staff writer @Mitzpeh Students and Israel supporters at this university flocked to celebrate and socialize at the eastern end of McKeldin Mall Tuesday for the Jewish Student Union’s annual Israel Fest. About 1,500 to 2,000 people attended from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., proving a more consistent crowd than in previous years, said ...

Pro-Palestine groups lead boycott of Israel Fest

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart Rock climbing, camel rides and food were all a part of the festivities on McKeldin Mall for Israel Fest Tuesday, but another notable attraction was the boycott of the festival held by numerous on-campus organizations. This university’s Muslim Political Alliance and Students for Justice in ...

Yom HaZikaron highlights differences between American, Israeli military culture

By Rachel Kalusin For the Mitzpeh @rkalusin Yom HaZikaron is the day of remembrance for the fallen soldiers and the victims of terror in Israel. This year the holiday is commemorated on the evening of April 30 through sundown tonight, May 1. Memorial Day serves the same purpose in the U.S., but the two holidays have more differences than ...

Jewish comedian embraces American, Israeli cultural gimmicks

Alyson Kay Staff writer @alysonlyn   On Friday night, comedian Benji Lovitt performed in front of a packed room at Hillel during Israel week. The audience laughed at Lovitt’s humorous descriptions of college and Israel, as he mentioned myths about Israel and the people who live there along the way. Lovitt started by ...

Dudi Sela: Underappreciated Israeli sports icon

By Noah Johnson For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh When Dudi Sela bowed out of the 2017 Miami Open following his second round defeat to No. 5 Rafael Nadal, it seemed to many as just another routine victory for the Spanish superstar. However, to fans and admirers of Sela, this match was another opportunity for one of the most respected Israeli-born athletes ...

Trump’s decision to bomb Syria creates repercussions for Israel

By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD As a Jewish state, Israel is already vulnerable to attacks from its neighbors. The country has a long history of conflict with the surrounding states – many of which seek its destruction. Israel is of cultural and religious importance to many different religions, a fact which has instigated and perpet...