The Hasbara Campus Blog
A crucial element of effective pro-Israel activism is coalition building. Developing strategic relationships with other students, leaders and campus organizations who share the interests and values that Israel epitomizes can lead to partnerships that benefit everyone in terms of recruitment, promotion, media coverage and accomplishing your overall semester goals.
I hope everyone survived Yom Kippur 2010, and that your bellies are full and your minds reenergized for the new school week!
By: Natalie Menaged
Hi Everyone –
As we wrap up an exciting week of the Hasbara Campus Pulse, it is incredible to see how many student activists are already hard at work planning a phenomenal semester of Israel activism!
by: Alan Levine
A very important part of pro-Israel activism is educating our base. Though we must always reach out to those who have not yet joined the pro-Israel movement, it is very important to educate our own committed activists. They need to know the issues well and learn how to articulate Israel’s message.
By: Ashley Faintuch
School has begun, and central Canada is gearing up for an amazing year! Expect amazing programs and campaigns, and top notch and engaging speakers. Some speakers we are expecting include Neil Lazarus, Gil Hoffman, and Amos Guiora.
By: Zach Paikin
As a new school year begins in the Montreal and Ottawa regions, we have reasons to be both optimistic and pessimistic. Last year was a turbulent time for both of these regions.
By Leo Nayfeld
With the sad end to the summer begins an exciting new semester at schools throughout the Midwest, and schools throughout the region have gotten off to a blazing start! The Midwest sent many students on Hasbara Fellowships programs to Israel this summer including Adam Baer from Miami University, Michael Jacobson from Indiana University, and Wendy Cohen, Galia Nurko, Sarah Perrill, Rebecca Wasserstein, and Mandy Gross from The Ohio State University. The new Fellows have already begun extensive work on their campuses.
On behalf of the new Canadian Campus Coordinators, we’d like to welcome you to the Campus Pulse! Before we tell you all about the awesome adventures of the Hasbara-Canada crew, allow us to introduce ourselves.
Now that school’s been in session for almost two weeks in the Mid-Atlantic and most Midwestern schools, pro-Israel student groups are already hard at work planning important campaigns to demonstrate Israel’s quest for peace this semester.
It’s that time of year again. School season is in the air. But amid all the chaos that comes with the start of this fall’s semester, it’s also important not to leave out your planning for your pro-Israel group and campus activism.
Here are a few ideas to consider that will hopefully help you better achieve your semester/year long aspirations.
Hasbara Fellowships recently concluded an exciting and very successful summer with two of its Hasbara Fellowships Activism Training Seminars in Israel. Seventy students from over 45 campuses attended the programs, which were based at the Aish HaTorah World Center in the Old City of Jerusalem.With their new knowledge and tools, the students are excited and ready to return to their campuses.