The clash of values, at home and abroad
By Brogan Gerhart
“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 ...
Prejudice is a dangerous thing. But so is the rhetoric that emboldens it
By Jacqueline Hyman
I’m not going to delve deeply into my personal feelings about Saturday’s shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that killed 11 people. All I will say is that I was overwhelmingly emotional while ruminating on this tragedy, an attack against my people. Not only ...
Washington Post executive editor urges young reporters to keep asking questions
By Samantha Subin
Marty Baron, the executive editor of The Washington Post, urged every reporter to think of themselves as an investigative journalist during a discussion with students and faculty at this university Thursday night.
“If someone comes across wrongdoing, the reporter should have the ...
Holocaust denier running for Congress should be condemned, defeated in November
By Max Breene
Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own.
Come November, a Holocaust denier and neo-Nazi sympathizer could represent the GOP on the ballot in Illinois’s 3rd Congressional District.
Arthur Jones, who has unsuccessfully run for the Republican nomination in the 3rd District five ...
With vote to condemn Trump’s Jerusalem decision, UN proves to be on side of peace
By Mitzpeh Staff
Early this month, President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the embassy there from Tel Aviv. Following the announcement, there were protests on the West Bank in which Palestinians clashed with Israeli officers. According to CNN, hundreds were injured ...
UMD students divided on Trump Jerusalem decision
By Jackie Budko
Since the end of World War II, Israel and Palestine have been fighting over Jerusalem and the issue of to whom the city belongs.
Both Israel and Palestine claim Jerusalem as their capital and as a sacred religious site, but Israel currently controls the entire city.
Congress should go against Trump, keep Iran nuclear deal in place
By Mitzpeh Staff
On October 13, President Donald Trump announced that he is decertifying the international Iran nuclear deal, which would leave the decision of imposing sanctions on Iran and terminating the agreement up to Congress.
The deal is an international agreement between Iran, the P5+1—permanent members of the United ...