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America’s departure from Iran Nuclear Deal may mean trouble for Israel and its Middle Eastern neighbors

By Rebecca Piassek For Mitzpeh @rebeccapiassek Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. President Donald Trump announced his decision last week to pull the United States out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. The 2015 agreement between Iran and several world powers limited Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons ...

Israel can’t afford to jail thousands African refugees. But that’s the threat if they don’t leave the country.

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh Over the past few years, Israel has been the refuge of tens of thousands of African migrants. After fleeing their homes due to war, military drafts and poverty, amongst other reasons, these refugees are now faced with deportation by the Israeli government. Given the options of $3,500 and a free one-way flight ...

With vote to condemn Trump’s Jerusalem decision, UN proves to be on side of peace

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh 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 ...

Trump performing balancing act between supporting, ignoring Jewish interests

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh In his first 22 days in office, President Donald Trump has met with a slew of foreign leaders. Last week, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came for his first official visit with the Trump administration on Feb. 15, the two leaders held a joint press conference. During his campaign, Trump promised to warm ...

Examining American Jews’ role in Israeli politics

By Jacqueline Hyman & Jacob Schaperow Opinion editor, editor-in-chief @jacqbh58, @jschap1 (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) ...

Guy Ziv talks about the Israeli elections

By Harris Blum, for the Mitzpeh, @Harris_Blum Students and faculty interested in Israeli politics heard Guy Ziv, a foreign policy professor at American University and this university, discuss the results of the Israeli elections and their implications for American diplomacy with Israel on March 30 in Tydings Hall. This university’s ...

Sanctions only viable option to combat Iran’s nuclear program

by Jake Baum “Opportunity, prosperity and justice”: President Barack Obama used these words in 2009 to describe his hopes for the future of the Iranian government’s attitude toward its people. However, the reality that Obama envisioned is far from the truth. Many political groups throughout America, Israel and Iran have speculated ...

A sneak peak at the 2015 Israeli elections

By Harris Blum, for the Mitzpeh, @Harris_Blum   As the 2015 Israeli elections draw closer, many different candidates from various political parties are scrambling to earn their spots as leaders within the Israeli government. The upcoming elections taking place on March 17 feature several political parties. There is no shortage of ...

Bibi speaks at AIPAC amid controversy

By Daniel Ofman, staff Writer, @OfmanDaniel   With record-breaking attendance of roughly 16,000, the 2015 AIPAC policy conference had a palpable aura of vibrancy. From Sunday, March 1 until Tuesday, March 3, the conference had endless networking opportunities, panels, speakers, conferences, and sessions focusing on various Israel ...