The Jewish Week: Widen the Israel Discussion on Campus

The Jewish Week: Widen the Israel Discussion on Campus

February 17, 2015

Consul General of Israel in New York, Ido Aharoni, writes about the need to broaden conversations about Israel on American university campuses. 

He argues that, in addition to the 'Israeli-Palestinian/Arab conflict', conversations about Israel need to cover topics that resonate with college students, like sustainability, business health, and other issues that concern them. He goes on to commend those organizations, including Masa Israel Journey, that have set an example for the rest of the community:

 

"We should empower the organizations that have adopted this approach, when it comes to Israel. The efforts of organizations like Masa [Israel], Birthright, JNF, Lapid, AIPAC, JFNA, Hillel and others have resulted in a new phenomenon in which this generation is looking to Israel as a place of opportunity."

 

Read Ido Aharoni's full op-ed in The Jewish Week

How to Get (Back) to Israel in 3 Easy Steps: Step 3

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By Allie Bernstein, Career Israel Intern  

 

This is Part 3 of a three-part blog series. Read Part 1 and Part 2

 

 

40 Shekalim

Assaf Berovich

Assaf Berovich

Masa Scandinavia
Weight: 
-83

Analia Latarowski

Analia Latarowski

Masa Greece
Weight: 
-50

Roni Israeli

Roni Israeli

Masa New Zeland
Weight: 
-71

Sarit Braver

Sarit Braver

Masa Australia
Weight: 
-78

Joel Macadar

Joel Macadar

Masa UK Marketing&Recruitment Co-ordinator
Weight: 
-38

Three Countries, One Love

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Jessica Band and Jonathan Gerafi in northern Israel

 

In September 2011, WUJS Israel participants Jessica Band, 26, and Jonathan Gerafi, 28, lived in the same city, in the same building, just one floor apart. Yet, they never spoke to one another during their first month in Tel Aviv. A month later, their friends went out on the town and the two strangers, who both happened to stay in for the night, met by chance and have been together ever since.

 

 

Lost and Found in Israel: A Love Story

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Benjamin Winik and Samantha Sisisky in Tel Aviv

 

Just weeks into her Masa Israel Journey, Samantha Sisisky, 25, found herself lost in a new city in a new country. Little did she know she was about to find her future husband, Ben Winik, 24.