Michael Bassin joins Terps for Israel: From college student to IDF Soldier
By Brandie Bland
With passable Arabic language skills on a quest to understand the Israeli-Arab conflict, self-described “proud, pro-Israel American Jew” Michael Bassin got on a plane headed to the United Arab Emirates as a junior for a study abroad program at the American University of Sharjah in 2006 at the ...
Terps for Israel students connect through Israeli cookbook
By Michelle Larkin
If you’ve been craving homemade Israeli food, or you just want to cook Israeli food because you have nothing else to do during the pandemic, you’re not alone. Terps for Israel students are designing a cookbook loaded with Israeli recipes that will fulfill your cravings and relieve your ...
Terps share a Laugh with Lovitt
By Sarah Dilworth
Comedian Benji Lovitt performed for over 80 students over Zoom on Nov. 5 as part of a Terps for Israel event, uniting comedy lovers from Hillel Montreal, Tulane University for Israel, GW for Israel and Huskies for Israel.
“Laugh with Lovitt” was created as part of a fundraiser to ...
Jew You Should Know: Meira Goldfischer
By Lisa Woolfson
Sophomore Meira Goldfischer says that school has always been her first priority. But as president of Hamsa UMD and a cabinet member of Terps for Israel, no one can accuse her of not being involved in extracurriculars. Hamsa is the only Jewish LGBTQ+ group on campus and anyone who is part of that ...
African refugee to Israel shares experiences at Terps for Israel event
By Mohan Xu
Mutasim A. Ali talked about his own experiences in Israel being an African refugee and about asylum seekers and refugee policy in Israel on Tuesday evening, Feb. 25, in Tydings Hall.
“One of the reasons why so many other people have to leave Sudan and other countries in Africa is primarily for genocide ...
Students gather to hear solutions to Israel-Palestine conflict
By Thomas Hindle
The conflict between Israel and Palestine is long-lasting, and has formed divides all over the globe. To college students, it’s an issue from afar, but an organization named Roots is aiming to change that. The group, founded in 2014, brings Palestinians and Israelis together to ...
Terps for Israel speaks on humanitarian aid efforts at McKeldin tabling event
By Ndeye Aminata Ndiaye
Terps for Israel, the leading pro-Israel organization at this university, gathered to bring awareness to Israeli humanitarian aid efforts and diplomatic relations with countries around the globe outside McKeldin Library last Thursday.
Terps for Israel is a bipartisan group at this ...
Jew You Should Know: Jonathan Allen
By Daniel Oyefusi
As a child, Jonathan Allen grew up in Aventura—a suburb roughly 18 miles north of Miami—as the son of a single mother who worked long shifts an hour away from their home.
Because of his mother’s work obligations, neighbors and members of his community frequently chipped in to help out, ...
Terps for Israel lobbies against BDS, Hezbollah at Capitol Hill
By Erin Garry
About 12 students went to Capitol Hill with Terps for Israel on Tuesday to advocate pro-Israel legislation on their biannual lobbying trip.
The group focused on Iran’s nuclear deal, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and Hezbollah. The overarching goal was to promote a good relati...