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Biden vs. Trump: The competing cases for pro-Israel voters

By Logan Heller and Aaron Arnstein @L_Heller55 @AaronArnstein @Mitzpeh Opinion editor Logan Heller faces off against Aaron Arnstein about which 2020 presidential candidate is best for Israel. Rationalism vs. Radicalism: Why a Biden White House is Desperately Needed (Logan Heller) Joseph Biden Sr. introduced the idea of a Jewish ...

Jewish Americans and the power of politics

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh With a lot at stake for the Jewish community in this presidential election, the ability for Jews to voice themselves through voting is more important than ever. The Jewish community often bases its support in the presidential election on a series of pressing issues, both domestic and foreign. On the home front, ...

Maryland’s Jewish community prepares for Election Day

Ben Baruch @Ben_J_Baruch For Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel and the university’s Jewish community at large recognize the importance of this year’s presidential election, now just a few days away.  To galvanize Jewish voters, Maryland Hillel is taking part in the “MitzVote” program, a nonpartisan initiative from Hillel International ...

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 ...

Trump and the anti-Semitic myth of dual loyalty

By Lisa Woolfson Staff writer @lswoolf3 President Trump criticized American Jews who vote for Democrats a few weeks ago by saying, “It shows either a total lack of knowledge or complete disloyalty.” Trump is only the most recent public figure to assume all Jews have a “dual loyalty” to both America and Israel. This anti-Semitic ...

German official is wrong. Giving in to hate is not the answer to rising anti-Semitism

By Max Breene Editor-in-chief @maxbreene18 Felix Klein, a federal official in Germany responsible for combating anti-Semitism, warned German Jews against wearing kippas everywhere in public last week after a government report showed a 20% increase in anti-Semitic crimes since 2018. Klein has since clarified that his comments were meant to ...

Experts discuss U.S. relations with Israel, Palestine at Terps for Israel event

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh   Though America’s relationship to the conflict between Israel and Palestine may seem troubling, David Makovsky and Ghaith Al-Omari say there is still hope for the next generation. Terps for Israel welcomed experts Makovsky and Al-Omari to this university for a discussion of the ...

The clash of values, at home and abroad

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart   “Everyone has multifaceted, complex identities,” said Dr. Shibley Telhami, a professor and distinguished scholar-teacher lecturer at this university. “Every day we decide which identity we put first.” With these words, Telhami delved into modern America’s conception of ...