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Posted July 18, 2014
Masa Israel is highlighting the voices of our participants and alumni who are in Israel during Operation Protective Edge to give an authentic look at what it’s like to live and work in the country at this time. This account is from Brian Burchman, a current participant of Israel Way - Tel Aviv Internship Experience.      Since I went on Birthright last summer, I knew I wanted to come back to Israel. Through Masa Israel...
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Posted July 15, 2014
Masa Israel is highlighting the voices of our participants and alumni who are in Israel during Operation Protective Edge to give an authentic look at what it’s like to live and work in the country at this time. This account is from Rachel Jetter, a recent alumna of the Yahel Social Change program, through which she volunteered in an Ethiopian-Israeli community for ten months. Rachel made Aliyah after the end of her program and now the...
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Posted July 09, 2014
Over the last few days, Israeli population centers have been targeted by rocket fire from Gaza, and the Israel Defense Forces have launched Operation Protective Edge, with the aim of restoring stability to Israeli civilians. The safety and security of Masa Israel Journey program participants, staff and partners is our top priority. We are in close and continuous contact with all of our programs and with the Home Front Command to monitor the...
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Posted July 02, 2014
by Maria Olshanskaya, WUJS Israel intern   Even if you’ve been to Israel a dozen times, the seemingly kitschy exhibit at Mini Israel might reveal to you the hidden gems you’ve been missing on prior visits.  Mini-Israel is a tourist attraction situated about half-way between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem on the outskirts of Latrun, a Trappist Monastery famous for its delicious wines and the nearby “Yad Lashirion”...
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