Registration is now open for Hasbara Fellowships in Israel Summer 2013! Dates: May 20- June 5 (Includes a New England Track!), May 20 - June 5 (Social Media Track) & June 16 - July 2!
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“People to People. Nation to Nations.” is an engaging set of materials showcasing Israel’s humanitarian aid to nations around the world in times of disaster. Available November 2012
"Israel Inside: How A Small Nation Makes a Big Difference" Bring this incredible film to your campus today!
May 8, 2013
Special guest Speakers Gladys Amaning and Janette Hirschman visited University of California Irvine and “Teachers for Tomorrow, ” on the California tour of the film Kumasi Haifa.
Apr 30, 2013
By: Elliot Malin
Elliot Malin is a Hasbara Fellow, from the class of winter 2011. He was recently elected Vice President of the Associated Students at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Mar 21, 2013
Israel-US Bilateral Relations
The warm and friendly relations of President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu throughout the visit demonstrated the unbreakable ties and strategic relationship between the two nations that fully reflects their common values and shared interests.
Feb 14, 2013
By: Melanie Goldberg, February 10, 2013
I was made aware of the SJP event, “Judith Butler & Omar Barghouti – BDS Movement for Palestinian Rights,” in early January. I was appalled that Brooklyn College’s Political Science Department was co-sponsoring the event, because I did not feel that a publicly funded academic institution should endorse such hateful and anti-Semitic views. However, since, I was away in England at the time, Kohanteb, me and the rest of the members of the Israel Clubs had agreed to keep this quiet, and address the matter directly with the Political Science department and the Brooklyn College administration when we returned from vacation.
By: Maya Liss
Shabbat in Jerusalem. 30 Israel activists, in the mists of their training, taking the time to rest and reflect on all the learning they had done so far.
While we all started to walk to the Kotel, the rain started to fall. Most turned around quickly and walked back inside. I, however, just kept walking. I don’t know what got into me but I was determined to have my moment at the Kotel, rain or no rain.
I waited patiently in line to get through security while the rain continued to fall. Not even giving it a second thought that Jews have to wait in line and go through security to visit our holy sites. This has become the norm in a land of conflict.
The rain continued to fall, but nothing was going to stop me. I was already soaked before I even made it. I said a few words and had my time in front of the Western Wall, enjoying every moment.
As I walked back, I felt proud. I started to think about how important that moment at the Kotel was, how there are so many Jews all over the world praying in the direction of where I was standing. I thought about how so many people are not able to come to the Kotel for their Shabbat, and how lucky I was to have been there.
I realized then that this is what kept me walking towards the Kotel in the rain. Something, deep inside me, compelled me to take my time in front of the Western Wall, not for me but for all those other people who couldn’t that Shabbat.
I took those steps in the rain for the Jewish people before 1967, before the Kotel was liberated, and for the Jewish people who did not live to see the reunification of Jerusalem. I stood in front of the Kotel for the Jewish people, all over the world.
As the Hasbara Fellows return to their campuses to share their experiences in Israel and the knowledge they have gained, I ask that you all return and think about all those people who have not been able to make the trip to Israel. Share what you have learned and be an advocate for Israel based on what you have seen firsthand. Support Israel and be a spokesperson for Israel for all those who are unable to and for all those who are not as lucky as you are to have had the Hasbara experience.
Good luck this semester and know that the Kotel will be waiting for your return, rain or shine.
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Defending Israel against campus attacks, New Jersey Jewish News
Palestine's Democratic Deficit, The New York Times
Follow Up: Brooklyn College Teetering on the Point of No Return, Justin Goldstein, The Times of Israel