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 ...
Inexperienced, unqualified Kushner is wrong man to broker peace in Middle East
By Mitzpeh Staff
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
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
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)
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. ...