Scholars from around world discuss Jewish involvement in politics from 1492-1880
By Chidinma Onuoha
Academic scholars from all over the world attended The Practice of Jewish Politics conference at this university to share their ideas on Jewish involvement in politics on Sunday and Monday.
Jewish history professor Bernard D. Cooperman said when people think of Jewish politics, it’s in the ...
Sen. Chris Van Hollen visits UMD, talks partisan divide in American politics
By Chidinma Onuoha
At a time when growing domestic and foreign issues are continuing to divide America, the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development hosted U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen for an analytical discussion about America’s current events Thursday.
Students, professors and friends of Van Hollen ...
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...
Politics in class: “alternative facts” or necessary discussions?
By Jake Baum
For the Mitzpeh
In early February, in a segment about the “far left agenda” on college campuses, Bill O’Reilly claimed that “higher education is the biggest threat to Americans right now.” His guest on the show at the time, Lou Dobbs, went even further - saying that the greatest threat is the “left wing” in ...
Voters should be open to diverse religions in politics
By Jacqueline Hyman
When most Americans think of the president, they don’t immediately think of the politician’s religion. However, it has played into the elections, in which there has never been a Jewish commander-in-chief.
Many of the early presidents were some type of Protestant Christian, although ...
SGA voter turnout up from last year, but still disappointing
By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1
I heard something worrisome during Student Government Association elections last week. I asked a friend of mine if he was voting in the SGA elections. “What’s SGA?” was not the response I was expecting. A campuswide student organization with as much influence as SGA should be a household ...
How the U.S. could be involved in the Israel-Gaza conflict
By Mojan Najmabadi
To say that the summer of 2014 has been a season of political unrest worldwide is an understatement. As Israeli forces invaded Gaza and the world witnessed the exchange of air strikes and rocket fire taking place, the American public found itself standing on the sidelines with quite a dilemma on its door steps.
In the ...
MD primaries to take place Tuesday
By Jacob Schaperow
Although Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is due to leave office next January, the Maryland gubernatorial election this year is not without an incumbent as Antony Brown, lieutenant governor under O’Malley, appears to be the front-runner in the Maryland primaries.
Squaring off against current state Attorney General ...
By Nkongho Beteck
The 2013 Israel election allowed Israelis to exercise their democratic right to vote, producing a large voter turnout and focusing on more domestic issues moving forward.
The Los Angeles Times reported results from the Central Election Committee that conservative parties in the next Knesset will consist of Netanyahu's Likud ...