Students gather to hear solutions to Israel-Palestine conflict
By Thomas Hindle
The conflict between Israel and Palestine is long-lasting, and has formed divides all over the globe. To college students, it’s an issue from afar, but an organization named Roots is aiming to change that. The group, founded in 2014, brings Palestinians and Israelis together to ...
Israeli veteran and activist breaks the silence on Israeli occupation
By Haemee Lee
A former Israeli soldier, who served in the occupied Palestinian territories, spoke on campus about the moral price of her service Monday night.
Frima “Merphie” Bubis, 24, is participating in a month-long Breaking the Silence campus tour with J Street U chapters “to bring the reality ...
Argentina men’s national team urged not to play Israel
By Constantine Martin
Argentina’s men’s national soccer team, including FC Barcelona’s soccer mega-star Lionel Messi, has been urged by the boycott, divestment, sanctions movement to cancel its friendly match against Israel on June 9 in Tel Aviv, just one week before the start of the 2018 World Cup in Russia....
Palestinian newspaper endorses Jewish candidate in Maryland U.S. Senate election
By Constantine Martin
In an unprecedented move, the most popular newspaper in the Palestinian territories endorsed a Jewish candidate in a U.S. election.
In April, Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds, which typically covers the Ramallah-based Palestinian leadership, fully endorsed Jewish candidate Jerome Segal in his ...
Students gather to protest Israel Fest, affirm Palestinian lives
By Ambriah Underwood
For many students, showing up to Thursday's protest against Israel Fest at this university was one of the few ways they could convey pro-Palestine perspectives without repercussions.
Students for Justice in Palestine, an on-campus student organization advocating for Palestinian rights, hosted the ...
UMD students divided on Trump Jerusalem decision
By Jackie Budko
Since the end of World War II, Israel and Palestine have been fighting over Jerusalem and the issue of to whom the city belongs.
Both Israel and Palestine claim Jerusalem as their capital and as a sacred religious site, but Israel currently controls the entire city.
Students voice concerns about BDS, bill fails to reach vote by SGA
By Nicole Weinstein
The Student Government Association voted against a bill proposed by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions organization Wednesday night that “calls on our university to divest from any companies that do business with Israel.”
After three hours of debate in the Stamp Grand Ballroom, the SGA ...