Recognizing Antisemitism When We See It

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July 17,2020  I am no stranger to being discriminated against for being Jewish. Growing up, other students would draw swastikas on my papers at school, taunt me with Holocaust jokes, and ask me to pick up the spare change from the ground. I know antisemitism when I see it. Just as I denounce bigotry and More »


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

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16 Years Later, American-Israeli Values Resist Terror

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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 »