As an advocate for Israel at my university campus, I face a different battlefield of the same conflict that Israeli Defense Force soldiers see daily. On our battlefield, we are fighting a different type of enemy, one that cannot be seen or destroyed with a weapon. This enemy lurks around every corner of our school More »
When Mahmoud Abbas visited the White House in May, he assured Donald Trump that “we are raising our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace.” But when President Trump met with Abbas in Bethlehem, the US leader was furious. “You lied to me,” Trump reportedly said. “The Israelis showed me that you are involved in incitement.”
This summer marked my second visit to the State of Israel. I’m sure you already know all about my first trip--good old Birthright, they call it. But this time around, I was there for a two-month internship in Jerusalem at The Michael Levin Lone Soldier Center through the Onward Israel program, and my family literally More »
My roots are nearly 2,600 years old, my ancestors made landmark contributions to world civilization, and my presence was felt from North Africa to the Fertile Crescent — but I barely exist today. You see, I am a Jew from the Arab world. No, that’s not entirely accurate. I’ve More »
Over this past winter break, I had the opportunity to be a part of ZOA’s Student Leadership Mission to Israel. For two weeks, campus activists and student leaders from all faiths were given a comprehensive look at the situation in Israel.
From meeting with elected members of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) to visiting Palestinian More »