Front Page of JPost “Indonesian delegation to Israel: We are going to retell your story”

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

On the front page of The Jerusalem Post this week was an article about Project Interchange’s delegation of emergency management and relief experts discussing their impressions of Israel prior to their seminar and how it’s change since their arrival. Read the full story to learn what made one of our participants say to an Israeli speaker: “we want to retell your story.”

Project Interchange Alumna Writes About Israel-Turkey Relations

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Leyla Tavsanoglu (Turkish Journalists 2004) met with Jason Isaacson, Director of AJC’s Government and International Affairs, in Istanbul. They discussed a range of Middle East issues, including recent efforts to normalize Turkey-Israel relations, the ongoing security threats to Israel from near and far and the need for a truthful rendering of those threats by international news media, and the current state of Turkey-U.S. ties. Their conversation resulted in an article in Gozlem, “Turkey Does Not Trust Washington DC.”

Texas A&M University to Open Research Center in Israel

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Texas A&M University announced the launch of its $6 million marine research center that’s expected to contribute to critical projects Israel is pursuing along the Mediterranean Sea. This project, which will open in February in collaboration with the University of Haifa, was guided by Project Interchange alumnus, James Hallmark, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at A&M. Read more about this exciting project in The Times of Israel.

PI Alumnus Attends Hanukkah Celebration in Chicago

Monday, December 14th, 2015

PI alumnus from September 2015’s delegation of Diplomatic Leadership Simeon Stoilov, Consul General of the Republic of Bulgaria in Chicago, joined AJC Chicago for a Hanukkah celebration.

PI Alumnus Writes About Israel Experience in Prominent Lithuanian Publication

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

PI Alumnus, Žygimantas Pavilionis, Ambassador-at-Large for Europe’s East (Eastern Partnership) Lithuanian MFA, wrote an article about his views of Israel during his Project Interchange seminar.

Latino Evangelical Leaders - Their Time in Israel [VIDEO]

Friday, October 30th, 2015

The National Latino Evangelical Coalition gathered photos from AJC Project Interchange’s delegation of Latino Evangelical Leaders and created a slideshow video of their experiences in Israel:

2013 Alumna, Rosa Townsend, Writes Op-Ed on Conflict in Jerusalem

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Rosa Townsend, PI alumna of the 2013 delegation of South Florida Hispanic Media Leaders, wrote an op-ed in El Nuevo Herald about the current conflict in Jerusalem and the ways that incitement from Palestinian leadership continues to fuel the violence in the region.

Alumni Patrick Gensing Writes in German Publication about Syria Conflict

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

European Journalists 2015 participant, Patrick Gensing, wrote an article in about his experience on Project Interchange meeting with a 17-year old Syrian who was injured in the civil war and the treatment he received from Israel’s Galilee Medical Center. Full article (in German) here:

Participant Reflections from European Journalists [VIDEO]

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Hans Monath, Political Correspondent, Der Tagesspiegel (Germany)

“The program allowed me an inside view of the Israeli and Palestinian society and politics. I have a better and very different understanding of what’s happening in this region now.”

Daniel Friedrich Sturm, Editor, WeltN24 (Germany)

“This experience, was and is for me, very interesting and helpful for our work in Germany. We had a lot of different lectures and it was very interesting to deepen information about Israel.”

Patrick Gensing, Editor, (Germany)

“This was really an exciting trip. I learned a lot about the country and gave me a basic understanding of the conflict. But the program is not reducing Israel to only the conflict with the Palestinians, but it also shows all different kinds of society and of multi-cultural alliance in Israel.”

Diplomatic Leadership Alumnus, Ambassador Suleymanov, Discusses Iran, the Nuclear Deal, and More with

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Upon the conclusion of his AJC Project Interchange seminar in Israel, Azerbaijan Ambassador to the U.S. Elin Suleymanov spoke with about his experience in Israel, his thoughts on the Iran nuclear deal and Azerbaijan’s international relationships. Ambassador Suleymanov stated that he has been enlightened about issues ranging from Judea and Samaria’s Jewish communities, to the Palestinians, to religion and rhetoric. Full article here.