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
On our third day in Israel, we visited Efrat, a Jewish settlement on the West Bank. (It’s within the ‘Gush Etzion,’ a group of settlements south of Jerusalem). We first went to the Lone Tree, a symbolic site for Efrat. We also met Rabbi Alan Haber who told us his experience of living in the … Continue reading Bethlehem – Day 3
Israel is about the size of New Jersey, but there was still so much to see. After our first day exploring the Old City in Jerusalem, we spent the next two days exploring the West Bank. The best way to describe the Israel/Palestine relationship is “it’s complicated.” Our guide said it’s “like two different worlds … Continue reading West Bank – Day 2
Never thought I would be in Israel for spring break… but here I am! I’m taking a journalism trip hosted by the Jerusalem Press Club, with 14 of my classmates from the Newhouse school. Our itinerary stops in almost all corners of the country and immerses us in various aspects of society – political, religious, … Continue reading Old City – Day 1
In my column this week, I break down the controversies surrounding Florida Gulf Coast University’s “White Racism” class, and how college students need to get comfortable with uncomfortable material...Read more here.