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Letter to the Editor: The problem with coverage of Israel on campus

Views expressed in opinion columns and letters-to-the-editor are the author’s own. The Diamondback has had some seriously problematic coverage of Israel-related affairs on campus lately and declined to print our opinion piece calling them out, saying “the argument lacks support.” One of the biggest problems was the article, ‘UMD ...

Israel Fest 2019 draws crowds as SJP holds simultaneous protest demonstration

By Colleen Crowley For Mitzpeh @ColleenCrowle20 Camel rides, henna tattoos and the promise of falafel drew crowds of students to McKeldin Mall for this year’s Israel Fest, hosted by the UMD Jewish Student Union and Maryland Hillel on Thursday. This year’s event fell on Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day,  and highlighted ...

SGA legislators vote against divestment bill after hours of debate

By Elana Morris For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh This university’s Student Government Association voted against a bill to divest from certain Israeli companies in a 9-25 vote with two abstentions Wednesday night. Though the bill did not explicitly align itself with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, it advocated to disassoci...

As votes were being counted, UMD community joined former U.S. ambassador to discuss implications of Israel election

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reelected in a close race to what will be a record fifth term in office Tuesday night, despite facing a pending criminal indictment on bribery and fraud charges and pushback against his conservative stance on Palestine. Students and other ...

Experts discuss U.S. relations with Israel, Palestine at Terps for Israel event

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh   Though America’s relationship to the conflict between Israel and Palestine may seem troubling, David Makovsky and Ghaith Al-Omari say there is still hope for the next generation. Terps for Israel welcomed experts Makovsky and Al-Omari to this university for a discussion of the ...

Panel holds talks on Israel-Palestine conflict during Shabbat dinner

By Lilly Sibel For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Maryland Hillel hosted a special Shabbat dinner on Friday, Mar. 8 that included a panel discussion of several different opinions regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The event was part of Hillel’s Israel Week programming. The event began with the recitation of three blessings from ...

Students share their Israeli stories during Israel Week story slam

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh   To kick off Israel Week, Hillel partnered with Resetting the Table to give students a space to discuss their relationship with Israel Thursday night. Students gathered in Van Munching Hall for “Your Israel Story,” where they shared their experiences and thoughts on their connect...

Students gather to hear solutions to Israel-Palestine conflict

By Thomas Hindle For Mitzpeh @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 For Mitzpeh @Haeitsmee   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 ...

Michigan professor was wrong to rescind letter of recommendation, but should not be labeled an anti-Semite for it

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh Where does one draw the line between following a policy, and appearing as an anti-Semite? According to a recent Washington Post article, a University of Michigan professor rescinded his offer to write a study abroad letter of recommendation for a student after he found out that she was planning on studying in ...