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10 days. 15 students (8 grad and 7 undergrad). 2 professors. 5 JPC staff members. (Who is she/who is he/who are they??) I wanted to take the time to thank the people who made this trip so memorable and rewarding. I don’t want to speak for everyone, but I think we started out the trip… Read More Meet the ‘Newhouse in Israel’ team
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In my Student Life column this week, I commend young students for standing up for their beliefs and participating in March for Our Lives protests. Read more here.
Our last day of the trip was bittersweet. We spent the morning packing up and reflecting on our trip. We ended our official itinerary with a trip to Walla! News. Here we spoke to Jacob Eilon, a well-known anchor and editor. Eilon said reporting in Israel is “getting harder and harder.” The same… Read More Tel Aviv – Day 10
The goal of this trip was to get a sense of Israeli society from many different perspectives – social, cultural, religious, etc. On Monday, we got the political perspective. Israel has a parliamentary democracy, and the legislative branch (the parliament) is called the Knesset. There are 120 seats in the parliament, and because it’s a… Read More Knesset – Day 9
We got an early start on day 8. With my alarm set to 4:30 AM, I woke up and joined our group for a sunrise hike. The #NewhouseinIsrael team gathers for sunrise over the Dead Sea.@NewhouseSU @NewhouseBDJ @NewhouseMag @newhousemasters @NewhouseNOJ @GoldringAJs @JPressClub @talbouh pic.twitter.com/1KjUvoklOj — Simon Perez (@SimonPerez1) March 18, 2018 #NewhouseinIsrael spent the night… Read More Gaza Strip – Day 8
Our trip coordinators at the JPC warned us that this would be an exhausting trip, but by day seven we were really feeling it. Luckily, we had some free time during the day in Tel Aviv, to rest and reflect. All of us were shocked at how fast the days were flying by. In the… Read More Tel Sheva – Day 7
The common theme for days 5 and 6 was ‘borders.’ Today, we went to Misgav Am, a kibbutz located just about a mile from the Lebanon border. #NewhouseinIsrael visits Kibbutz Dafna, a collective farming community on the border with Lebanon.@NewhouseSU @NewhouseBDJ @NewhouseMag @newhousemasters @NewhouseNOJ @GoldringAJs @JPressClub @talbouh pic.twitter.com/v1qybM3xdC — Simon Perez (@SimonPerez1) March 16, 2018… Read More Haifa – Day 6
We drove a few hours north up to Tsfat, which is close to the Syrian border. We visited Ziv Medical Center, a university-affiliated, government funded hospital serving about 250,000 patients. They take pride in serving patients of many different ethnicities, and having staff members of many different ethnicities. One of their biggest accomplishments is caring… Read More Golan Heights – Day 5