The Kurds: A Jewish Story
By Logan Heller
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
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
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
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
“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 ...