Israel Fest 2019 draws crowds as SJP holds simultaneous protest demonstration
By Colleen Crowley
Camel rides, henna tattoos and the promise of falafel drew crowds of students to McKeldin Mall for this year’s Israel Fest, hosted by the UMD Jewish Student Union and Maryland Hillel on Thursday.
This year’s event fell on Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, and highlighted ...
While SGA prepares to vote on BDS bill, opposition groups fight back
UPDATE: This article has been edited from the original version, which was posted today (Nov. 15) at 12:22 p.m. See corrections at the bottom of the article.
By Christian Spencer
Terps for Israel and UMD College Republicans are working together to oppose a Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) bill ...
Students attend annual Israel Fest, enjoy JSU activities
By Tom Hart
Students and Israel supporters at this university flocked to celebrate and socialize at the eastern end of McKeldin Mall Tuesday for the Jewish Student Union’s annual Israel Fest.
About 1,500 to 2,000 people attended from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., proving a more consistent crowd than in previous years, said ...
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...
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. ...