Michael Bassin joins Terps for Israel: From college student to IDF Soldier
By Brandie Bland
With passable Arabic language skills on a quest to understand the Israeli-Arab conflict, self-described “proud, pro-Israel American Jew” Michael Bassin got on a plane headed to the United Arab Emirates as a junior for a study abroad program at the American University of Sharjah in 2006 at the ...
With vote to condemn Trump’s Jerusalem decision, UN proves to be on side of peace
By Mitzpeh Staff
Early this month, President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the embassy there from Tel Aviv. Following the announcement, there were protests on the West Bank in which Palestinians clashed with Israeli officers. According to CNN, hundreds were injured ...
Inexperienced, unqualified Kushner is wrong man to broker peace in Middle East
By Mitzpeh Staff
When Jared Kushner made his first trip to Israel in June as a senior adviser to the president, brokering peace in the Middle East was one of his biggest responsibilities. For an issue as important to global interest as Middle East peace, one would think the U.S. would send more than an amateur diplomat to broker a ...
Israel Week Committee members look forward to week of fun, educational events
By Georgia Slater
For the Mitzpeh
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 ...
GIIS honors Rabin with Middle East talk
By Blair Jackson, for the Mitzpeh, @blairacudda
In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination, the Gildenhorn Institute of Israeli Studies (GIIS) hosted its annual Dubin Lecture as a discussion on Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, current crises and the future of the Middle East.