2016 Summer Trip

“In Their Own Words” ZOA Student Mission to Israel

As activists attending the ZOA Student Leadership Mission to Israel, we have been privileged to witness first-hand the vibrant, inclusive democracy we know as the Jewish state. Our love for the land of Israel and its people has grown exponentially and our knowledge of the state’s history and current events has expanded greatly. Nonetheless, we More »

“In Their Own Words” ZOA Student Mission to Israel

We toured the Jordan River Valley and saw how geographically paramount the valley is to Israel and the security challenges that are posed to the Israelis living in the border of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Israel shares the longest border with Jordan, therefore maintaining peace with the Jordanians and keeping control of the strategic More »

“In Their Own Words” ZOA Student Mission to Israel

My name is Jason Frances, an upcoming senior at the University of Central Florida and student activist on campus. I am currently majoring in marketing and will graduate in May 2017. Since I started advocacy for Israel, I have encountered many tough challenges from fellow students and organizations, and this mission trip has given me More »

“In Their Own Words” ZOA Student Mission to Israel

The trip just finished! I can’t believe that two weeks just disappeared like that. Being in the Holy Land, meeting the most amazing people, what more can someone ask for? But now comes the most important part. How did the trip affect my Israel advocacy and Zionism? What lessons can I take with me to my campus?

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“In Their Own Words” ZOA Student Mission to Israel

This morning we were privileged to hear from Itamar Marcus of the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), an organization that monitors official Palestinian media for incitement. We often wonder, why are children of age 13 and older leaving their houses to go and stab Jews in the streets of Israel. The answer lies in the education More »