Feb 27, 2014
By: Nicole Bayat Grajewski, Hasbara Fellow '14, George Washington University
In 1948 President Harry Truman recognized the state of Israel, a mere 11 minutes after the signing of its Declaration of Independence. Despite serious objections from Secretary of State George C. Marshall and the “Arabists” in the State Department, the Truman Administration approached the Israel question as one, beyond latent military power and hegemonic supremacy. The United States and Israel shared a common narrative in their struggle for independence; moreover, both states grew stronger in the face of adversity.
Feb 26, 2014
By: Jonathan Dress, Original Creator of Israel Peace Week & Hasbara Fellow '09, University of Cincinnati
In just a few years since its conception, Israel Peace Week (IPW) has reached over 75 campuses! For all of you that have helped make this happen, celebrate your achievement. And for all of you who will be joining the IPW initiative for the first time, get excited, because IPW has the potential to personally engage millions of students! Once we consider that the future leaders of tomorrow are students on our campuses today, we are able to fully grasp the powerful impact of IPW. Let this grand vision motivate us to reach as many students as we can and spread the mission of Israel Peace Week.