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J Street UMD holds open discussion about Israeli-Palestinian conflict at first meeting

By Alyson Trager For the Mitzpeh @alysontrager J Street UMD held an opening meeting Wednesday to talk about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how students can help the cause by becoming more educated on the issue. The meeting started with an icebreaker and then focused in on the conflict surrounding the West Bank. Board member Mattan ...

Inexperienced, unqualified Kushner is wrong man to broker peace in Middle East

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh 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 ...

Pro-Palestine groups lead boycott of Israel Fest

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart Rock climbing, camel rides and food were all a part of the festivities on McKeldin Mall for Israel Fest Tuesday, but another notable attraction was the boycott of the festival held by numerous on-campus organizations. This university’s Muslim Political Alliance and Students for Justice in ...

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...

Letter to the editor (and Palestinian protestors)

Dear protesters, Thank you for passionately displaying the effort and pride that you did. I am proud of the fact that students recognize their freedom to protest, and exercise that right when they feel necessary. While the effort was bold and strong-willed, the message was highly inaccurate. First, we can start with the statement, “We’re ...

SJP compares Palestinian situation to Black America

By Blair Jackson, for the Mitzpeh, @blairacudda As a part of the Muslim Student Association’s “Unity Week,” Students for Justice in Palestine and the Organization of Prison Abolitionists hosted “From #Palestine2Ferguson,” a presentation about how Palestinian oppression can be related to police brutality in the United States, Nov. ...