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America’s Border Conflict Part 2: Why many feel comparison between migrant detention centers, concentration camps is inappropriate

By Tori Bergel Staff writer @BergelTori This story is a continuation from part 1: “Analyzing claims that U.S. detention centers are modern-day concentration camps.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., sparked controversy this summer when she equated United States migrant detention centers to the concentration camps of World War ...

America’s Border Conflict Part 1: Analyzing claims that U.S. detention centers are modern-day concentration camps

By Tori Bergel Staff writer @BergelTori Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., in a series of tweets, posts, videos and interviews this past June, compared the migrant detention centers on U.S. borders to concentration camps, a claim that has been widely disputed among members of all parties.  Immigration has been a huge source of ...

The Kurds: A Jewish Story

By Logan Heller Staff columnist @L_Heller55 Allow me to paint a picture of an ethnic group from the near east. Its entire history is one of systematic persecution. Its ideas of equality are deemed unacceptable by its traditional Arab neighbors. They have been leaders in the fight against terror and they protect American interests. Most ...

Jewish voters balance religion and politics before election

By Lexi Sugar For Mitzpeh @lexisugarmedia   Researching candidates ahead of time, locating the nearest polling place, applying for an absentee ballot: these are steps that many voters are taking ahead of midterm elections. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, many will choose their candidates. These midterm elections will select candidates for ...

Professor raises issue of structural inequality in Global Peace Conference speech

By Oyinkansola Awosika For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace hosted Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot, senior advisor to the president on indigenous affairs at First Nations House of Learning, during its global peace conference last Wednesday. The Future of Humanity: The Challenge of Global Peace and Security Confere...

Scholars from around world discuss Jewish involvement in politics from 1492-1880

By Chidinma Onuoha Staff writer @Omniwriterpen 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 Staff writer @OmniwriterPen 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 ...

Terps for Israel lobbies, builds relationships with congressional staffers

  By Cody Branchaw For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Terps for Israel led a group of students to Capitol Hill May 2 to lobby senators and representatives, as the new administration’s rhetoric poses threats to overseas aid and involvement. Fifteen students, most of whom are members of the bipartisan group, visited nearly a dozen lawmakers’ ...

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...

Politics in class: “alternative facts” or necessary discussions?

By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD 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 ...