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Jew You Should Know: Meira Goldfischer

By Lisa Woolfson Staff writer @lswoolf3 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 @XuMohan1 Staff writer 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 ...

SGA president was within boundaries of fairness, moral obligation in speaking at AIPAC

By David Brown For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh On Wednesday, March 27, The Diamondback published an opinion piece supporting student groups’ criticism of Student Government Association President Jonathan Allen’s decision to speak at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference, a gathering of pro-Israel supporters, donors ...

Students gather to hear solutions to Israel-Palestine conflict

By Thomas Hindle For Mitzpeh @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 For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   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 For Mitzpeh @DanielOyefusi 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 For Mitzpeh @egarry12 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...

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 For Mitzpeh @C_Spencer_   Terps for Israel and UMD College Republicans are working together to oppose a Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) bill ...

Palestinian political analyst Bassem Eid offers students fresh perspective on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

By Miller Friedman Staff writer @miller_friedman Palestinian political analyst Bassem Eid stressed that foreign influence in the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians must be greatly reduced for a solution to develop in a speech given last night at this university. Eid, who has been an outspoken advocate for human rights in the Middle ...

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’ ...