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Posted January 27, 2014
By Seth Clare, Israel Government Fellows   This past weekend I visited the West Bank (or if you prefer, Judea and Samaria) through my participation in the Israel Government Fellows program run by the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem. For two days the Israel Government Fellows enjoyed informative meetings with Palestinian Arabs and Jewish settlers. We visited Hebron, Efrat, Shilo, and Eli. To add some perspective, few...
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Posted January 16, 2014
While living in Israel, Masa participants engage in all facets of Israeli society. Some volunteers and interns choose to work with the asylum seeker population of Israel. This is one participant's take on the recent asylum seeker protests in Jerusalem.   By Leah Rosenberg, Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv - Jaffa Social Action Track   On December 15th over 150 African refugees from Sudan and Eritrea marched from a detention...
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Posted January 16, 2014
By Alisa Wills, on Masa Israel's SEE Galilee program   Before having ever stepped foot in Israel, I signed up for a long-term program without a second thought. I wish I could say I knew about the culture, had family and friends here, and new what I was getting myself into. But the truth is, I didn’t know or have any of these: just an overwhelming feeling that since it was Israel, everything would be alright.   I...
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Posted January 14, 2014
By Deborah Malheiro, Yahel Social Change Program   The first time I came to Israel was almost four years ago. I arrived in the house of an Israeli guy that I had met in Argentina who would eventually become my boyfriend. I remember it as if it were yesterday: after two days, he asked me, “Do you like hummus?”   I said, “You know, I think we have this thing in Brazil but I have never tasted it....
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