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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...

Israeli national team tries for 2018 FIFA World Cup after almost half century drought

By Nicole Reisinger For the Mitzpeh @nareising The Israeli national football team is in the midst of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. It’s a formidable task, considering the team has not qualified for the tournament in almost half a century. Elisha Levy, the head coach who replaced Eli Guttman last April, has the responsibi...

Israel Week Committee members look forward to week of fun, educational events

By Georgia Slater For the Mitzpeh @georgiaslater13 For over six years, Maryland Hillel has hosted Israel Week, a series of events to explore and celebrate different parts of Israeli culture. This year, it will begin on Tuesday, April 25 and culminate with Israel Fest on Tuesday, May 2. Israel Week is co-sponsored by various Jewish student ...

Birthright students gather for final sendoff

By Samantha Rosen For the Mitzpeh @samantharosen96 As this university’s students going on Birthright this summer gathered in the Maryland Hillel dining room enjoying Shabbat dinner, they reflected on what they are most excited for during their time in Israel. Birthright Israel, a historical partnership between the people of Israel and Jewish ...

SJP, JSU at odds over Israel Fest 2017

By Morgan Caplan For the Mitzpeh @m_caplan6 After Students for Justice in Palestine, amongst others, interrupted the Israel Fest events of 2016, the organization has already begun its counter movement to this year’s festival, seeking an end to certain Israel Fest activities. Last Israel Fest, a group from SJP protested with signs and megapho...

Israel suspends two national soccer players for trash-talking head coach

Abigail Bentz For the Mitzpeh @abigailkbentz Israel’s national soccer team will be missing two of its players after they verbally criticized head coach Elisha Levy. Goalkeeper Ariel Harush, 28, is from a local Israeli team, Hapoel Tel Aviv, and joined the national team in July, 2015. Harush and striker Tomer Hemed, 29, who plays for Brighton ...

Visiting UCLA professor discusses Moroccan Jewish identity, effects of tourism

By Asia Hester For the Mitzpeh @helloitsasia1 The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies welcomed Aomar Boum, a socio-cultural anthropologist, Wednesday to discuss the effects of the integral history of Jewish culture and presence in Morocco and other Arab countries on the people and governments . “This professor is an expert on Moroccan ...

Royal visit provides Israel with much needed support

Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD Even well before its establishment in 1948, the State of Israel has been and remains one of the most contentious and fought-over pieces of land in the modern world. Over time, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Baha’is and Druze have asserted historical and religious claims to the land – and that’s only in the ...

Brian Rosenzweig speaks on importance of technology, innovation in Israel

By Nicole Reisinger For the Mitzpeh @nareising A co-founder and managing partner at JANVEST Capital Partners, a venture capital firm, talked to about 20 students Tuesday evening at Maryland Hillel about Israel’s prominence in the technology market, and why innovation is so important for the country. Brian Rosenzweig spoke on behalf of the ...

Israel’s run in World Baseball Classic allows for cultural unity among Jews

By Isabella Olive For the Mitzpeh @IzzyOlive7 The Israeli national baseball team’s historic run in the World Baseball Classic came to an end on Wednesday, March 15. The inspirational success has been dubbed a “Cinderella Story.” Israel was the last to qualify and was ranked 41st before it went on to defeat third ranked South Korea, fourth ...