American Embassy Move to Jerusalem

10 Days in Israel In March, I spent ten days traveling around Israel with a team of journalism students and professors. We learned about the challenges of reporting in the Middle East, and we also got the chance to produce our own stories. With a collection of print, video, and photo stories we covered a … Continue reading American Embassy Move to Jerusalem

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Meet the ‘Newhouse in Israel’ team

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 … Continue reading Meet the ‘Newhouse in Israel’ team

Tel Aviv – Day 10

  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 … Continue reading Tel Aviv – Day 10

Knesset – Day 9

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 … Continue reading Knesset – Day 9

Gaza Strip – Day 8

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. https://twitter.com/SimonPerez1/status/975460566553780224 https://twitter.com/lileana_pearson/status/975332835748794368 It was not the “glorified walk” we were expected, but the beautiful views made the trek worth it. After the hike, we spent the morning at the … Continue reading Gaza Strip – Day 8

Haifa – Day 6

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. https://twitter.com/SimonPerez1/status/974700505887846410 A kibbutz is a communal settlement in Israel, which initially started out as agricultural settlements and is based on collective group values. For the kibbutz, it’s ‘group … Continue reading Haifa – Day 6