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!
Check out our new Social Media Track this summer! Apply Today! !
“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: Batya Reyz
On Tuesday, NYSIPAC (the Brooklyn College Israel Club) joined together with the Food Sustaibablility Club to hold a tabling event educating the student body on the numerous ways that Israel works to protect the environment.
The “Think Green Think Blue” materials from Hasbara Fellowships really suprised a lot of people who knew very little about the all of the contributions Israel gives to the planet each and every day! This includes everything from battling global climate change, to finding clean energy solutions, to conserving water, and much more! The attractiveness of the materials brought in many curious onlookers, and we distributed many organic lolipops (together with "Did You Know" cards about Israel) provided by the Food Sustainability Club!
Together with Food Sustainability, were able to show the importance of preserving and protecting the environment, as well as understand and appreciate Israeli innovations and productivity.
On Thursday, “Students United for Israel” brought Noam Bedein from Sderot Media Center to speak about the Iranian threat to Israel’s security. By telling stories about his personal experiences living under the constant threat of rocket attacks, and showing some powerful videos of the faces of Sderot, he demonstrated the human struggles that Israeli citizens face in their daily lives living in such close proximity to Hamas.
The audience was 40% non-Jewish and many of them had never heard of the situation before because of the lack of media coverage. Many in the audience were extremely disturbed by the disproportionate coverage, and some even expressed plans to write to their local community leaders about the issue. Other schools hosting Serot Media Center are Queens College and Baruch!
More from the CUNYs to come!! Can’t wait to see what next week has in store!
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Our newest group of Hasbara Fellows are overlooking a panoramic view of the Western Wall and Temple Mount. After a spiritual first night in Israel, the group is ready for a big day tomorrow which includes a Strategic Tour of Jerusalem, learning successful social media strategies and how to communicate effectively for Israel on their campuses. Stay tuned!
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Defending Israel against campus attacks, New Jersey Jewish News
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Follow Up: Brooklyn College Teetering on the Point of No Return, Justin Goldstein, The Times of Israel