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David Friedman: ally or threat?

By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD In the hyper-nuanced, ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, peace should always be the endgame. If we want to justify American interventionism, we must be in pursuit of the values that define us – democracy, peace, and justice. Throughout the conflict, the U.S. government’s position has ...

Israeli baseball team capitalizes on Jewish identity, builds winning team

Ross Tanenbaum For the Mitzpeh @terrapins360 Team Israel has been shocking other countries in the World Baseball Classic, but what might be even more shocking is its roster. The World Baseball Classic began on March 6, and the Israeli national team has already put on a great show. It was ranked No. 41 going into the tournament, and ...

Lambda Theta Alpha, Terps for Israel host event to discuss the influence of Jewish, Latino culture

By Asia Hester For the Mitzpeh @helloitsasia1 A shared interest in two distinct cultures brought this university’s Terps for Israel and the Upsilon Chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. (LTA) together Wednesday to discuss the history of the Jewish faith in Latin America. The history between Jews and Latin America can be traced ...

JLIC’s first Food for Thought of the semester explores religion, the state of Israel

By Nicole Reisinger For the Mitzpeh @nareising Rabbi Elli Fischer spoke to six students at Maryland Hillel Monday night about the relationship between religion and the state of Israel. This was the first discussion of the semester for JLIC’s first Food for Thought series, a program that aims to provide students with differing perspectives, ...

Former State Department advisor shares expert opinion Trump administration’s relationship with Israel

By Jack Wisniewski Staff writer @jaywizzywizard Aaron David Miller, a 24-year veteran of the U.S. State Department as a former advisor for Arab-Israeli relations, spoke to over 100 students about the future of the U.S.-Israeli relationship with the Trump administration in the McKeldin Library Special Events Room Thursday night. “I am going to ...

US abstention on UN settlement vote harms relationship with Israel, UN

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh   When the Obama administration declined to vote on U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334, it may have not only entrenched settlements as a policy of the Israeli government, but also harmed the United States’ relationship with the U.N. for the next four years. The resolution, among other things, called for a ...

New, easy way to plan Shabbat meal arrives on your phone

By Johnny Moseman For the Mitzpeh @jmoseman910 When Daniel Reidler and Josh Nehrer were in college, they thought it should be a lot easier to plan a Shabbat meal. A lot goes into planning one of these potluck-style meals.  It would always take a long time to coordinate who is bringing what and everyone is not normally on the same page. ...

Hogan’s chief legislative office shares his experience in Israel with Maryland students Monday night

By Jack Wisniewski @Jaywizzywizard Staff Writer   On Monday night, Chris Shank, Gov. Larry Hogan’s chief legislative officer, spoke about his experience visiting Israel alongside Hogan. Shank showed a slideshow and presented his original speech to around 30 students in the Rosenbloom Hillel Center. “When I joined the ...

Obama’s record on Israel stellar despite claims to contrary

By Jake Baum @JakeatUMD For the Mitzpeh (Photo Credit: Wikipedia via Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) “It would be a moral failing on my part if we did not stand up firmly, steadfastly - not just on behalf of Israel’s right to exist, but its right to thrive and prosper.” Who said this? While the Republican Party ...

Free Trip to Israel Sparks Student Interest (Sept. 15, 1999)

By Alan Brody An exciting program being planned as a celebration of the millennium will allow 80 campus students to visit Israel during winter break at no cost. The program, known as Birthright 2000, is aimed at giving students who have never been to Israel a chance to explore the Holy Land. The trip will be held from Jan. 5-16 for Univers...