Masa Israel Journey Blog

November 15, 2010
Last weekend ten of our program participants went to Jerusalem for a Security Issues Shabbaton sponsored by Masa Israel. The weekend featured speakers from security, military, and journalistic perspectives who brought professional expertise and personal experience to the conference. From Hezbollah to Hamas to Iran to the Security Barrier to the midterm elections in the states, the weekend offered a wide range of topics.
The pre-Shabbat tour of Jerusalem included a trip to Gilo, a Jewish community located outside of the Green Line, where a security expert from Haifa University showed the Security Barrier and the road to Gush Etzion. Participant Katie Vogel shares her reflection below:
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November 12, 2010
Last week, Minister of Knesset Shlomo Molla visited the Yahel Social Change Program in Gedera. Molla spent two hours with the Yahelnikin and their local partners – Friends by Nature.
He was extremely excited to hear about the unique collaboration between an Ethiopian-Israeli social change organization and the North American Masa participants.
For the Yahel program participants this encounter served to further deepen their understanding of the history and current reality of the Ethiopian community in Israel.
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November 11, 2010
Rabin memorial, marking the 15th anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination.
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Bailey Spagat is photo-blogging for New Voices Magazine while participating in Career Israel
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