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Israel Reflections–Final Thoughts…Leave with More Questions

Most of this blog post is from my colleagues Alex Lemann and Rebecca Blemberg who joined Natalie Fleury (our fabulous DR program coordinator) and me on the trip.  It was such a delight to have them with us on this great and educational adventure.  And, as they note, we are all likely returning with more … Continue reading Israel Reflections–Final Thoughts…Leave with More Questions

Israel Reflections 2019–Immigration, Racism & Refugees

On our first full morning in Tel Aviv, we turned to some (other) hard issues facing different parts of the population in Israel.  Our first speaker was Mazal Bisawer, a PhD candidate and student leader at Tel Aviv University.  Mazal spoke to us about the Ethiopian population in Israel—a minority within a minority—most of whom … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2019–Immigration, Racism & Refugees

Israel Reflections 2019–Supreme Court & Eco Peace

As we said our goodbyes to Yad Vashem, we headed towards the beautiful Israeli Supreme Court to hear from former Chief Justice Asher Dan Grunis. Justice Grunis spoke to the students about the differences between the U.S. Supreme Court and the Israeli Supreme Court.  The comparison in the annual caseload (about 70 cases in the … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2019–Supreme Court & Eco Peace