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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 ...

Peaceful protests in Middle East inspire advocacy at UMD

By Katherine Brzozowski For Mitzpeh @katbrzoz29 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, ...