Building a Wall of Truth

About two weeks ago, the Student Government Association at the University of Maryland voted on a resolution entitled “A Resolution to Promote Human Rights by Divesting from Companies that Profit from Investments in Palestine” – essentially a Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) bill aimed exclusively at the only peaceful democracy in the Middle East. Fortunately, More »


My Wish for the High Holidays

I am now 8 weeks removed from my ZOA mission trip to Israel, and 5 weeks into school. It is rather daunting to me that time is moving so fast, and I rather miss the hot days in Israel where I spent a month this summer. As Yom Kippur quickly approaches (less than a week) More »


16 Years Later, American-Israeli Values Resist Terror

Every year on 9/11 I watch the same clip from the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In his first show after the tragedy of the terror attacks that struck so close to home, he struggles to put into words his grief and his belief in the American people. He finishes his heartfelt speech with a More »


Pro-Israel Is Pro-Palestinian

The Israeli-Palestinian Arab conflict has become increasingly more difficult to comprehend. Often terms are thrown around in the discourse that don’t accurately portray the current state of affairs. The phrases “pro-Israel” and “pro-Palestinian” are two of the most commonly used labels by activists and advocates passionate about the issues surrounding Israel, the Palestinian Arabs, and More »


Against the Odds

As an advocate for Israel at my university campus, I face a different battlefield of the same conflict that Israeli Defense Force soldiers see daily. On our battlefield, we are fighting a different type of enemy, one that cannot be seen or destroyed with a weapon. This enemy lurks around every corner of our school More »