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Monthly Archives: June 2016

A Double Scoop of Peace for Palestinians and Israelis

Wandering through the markets of Jerusalem and the ancient streets of Nazareth, I noticed that there is at least one thing that Israelis and Palestinians can agree on: they love their sweets. Anything with nuts is a favorite – almonds in particular…

June 7 Blog Entry

This blog post was brought to you by Rebecca M… Today was a bittersweet day. It was the final day of touring and the last time we would get to be with any of our wonderful tour guides. While many of us by now were ready for this Dialogue of Civilizations to come to a…

Blurred Lines

The blog post was brought to you by Carolina K… June 2nd was a very interesting day because we were able to learn about the effects of the Green Line o a village and visit both the White Mosque and Church of the Annunciation. At 9 am we got on the bus from Tel Aviv…

June 5th, 2016 – Where the Mountain Meets the Sea

This blog post was brought to you by Dania… All packed and ready to go, we started our day bright and early with a single backpack on each of our backs and a lot of traveling on our horizon. We said a brief goodbye to the beach yesterday and parted with Tel Aviv today with…

Golan Heights- June 6th

This blog post was brought to you by Jessie M… Our first stop of the day was at the powerful Tel Hai memorial. This site is of vital importance to Zionists for multiple reasons. The story behind it is a tragedy defined by borders. In 1907 there was a small kibbutz in the area inhabited…

May 24, 2016 Blog Post – The Best Revenge is Forgiveness

This blog post is brought to you by Megan J… We started our day today with a talk from Lesley Sachs, the executive director of Women of the Wall. Women of the Wall is an organization which joins women’s’ rights and religious pluralism. The organization was started 27 years ago as a convention of Jewish…

Blog Entry: Sunday, May 29, 2015

This blog post was brought to you by Elizabeth H… Unfortunately, today was Nathan’s last day with us. And, let me say, it was most definitely an emotional one. We began the day bright and early. Today, we left Jerusalem and set out for Tel Aviv. Getting our bags packed and moving twenty-two students with…

Blog Post- May 29th

This blog post is brought to you by Yani N… It was a bittersweet feeling driving through Jerusalem one last time. After nearly three weeks of walking through the parks and neighborhoods of Jerusalem, celebrating a few holidays of what felt like every week, and becoming a regular at a shawarma place, I was ready…