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It’s “in the hands of the parties”: David Satterfield talks Israeli-Palestinian conflict at UMD forum

By Ben Cooper For Mitzpeh @ben_coops With the boycott of Israel Fest going on just across campus, Ambassador David Satterfield addressed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, among other issues, at a forum Thursday at this university. Satterfield, the acting assistant secretary for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, discussed a range of ...

Students gather to protest Israel Fest, affirm Palestinian lives

By Ambriah Underwood For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh 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 doctoral candidate gives insight into Israel’s evolving threat landscape during lecture

By David Jahng For Mitzpeh @DavidJahng Following the Arab Spring revolutions across the Middle East, the State of Israel has been forced to evolve its strategies in defending and responding to threats from all borders. Moran Stern, a PhD candidate in government and politics at this university, discussed these threats and how Israel is ...

UMD students divided on Trump Jerusalem decision

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko     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. On ...

Students voice concerns about BDS, bill fails to reach vote by SGA

By Nicole Weinstein For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh 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 ...

Palestinian political analyst Bassem Eid offers students fresh perspective on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

By Miller Friedman Staff writer @miller_friedman Palestinian political analyst Bassem Eid stressed that foreign influence in the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians must be greatly reduced for a solution to develop in a speech given last night at this university. Eid, who has been an outspoken advocate for human rights in the Middle ...

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...