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 ...
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 ...
Peaceful protests in Middle East inspire advocacy at UMD
By Katherine Brzozowski
J Street UMD presented “Budrus: It Takes a Village to Unite the Most Divided People on Earth,” a documentary about conflict in a Palestinian village, at the Stamp Student Union Monday night. J Street showed the film to start a conversation about the power of nonviolent protest.
J Street ...
Israel Fest disrupted by students supporting Palestine
By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1
A group of about 22 people marched onto McKeldin Mall waving Palestinian flags and chanting against what they claimed are the crimes of the Jewish state during the Jewish Student Union’s Israel Fest event Tuesday. The group stayed for about a half hour and left after University police told ...
UMD’s J Street U hosts peace panel
By Adam Barry
As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains in the news, J Street U, one of several Israel advocacy groups on campus, hosted an event yesterday featuring perspectives from both sides.
The “Peace Partners” event at Hillel featured a moderated discussion on the approach to a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine, ...