News/Analysis

Project Interchange Participant News Feature on Ziv Hospital Treating Wounded Syrians

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

AJC Project Interchange participant Palki Sharma presented the following feature story on WION Gravitas News in India. View the story:

“Israel and Syria have traded little more than charges, rockets, and apples in the last seventy years. Syria has been an active member of the Arab lobby that has boycotted Israel, but with the Assad regime embroiled in a civil war that has been on for seven years. WION’s Palki Sharma visited the Safed village in Galilee for this [on-the-] ground report.”

Indian Project Interchange Participant News Feature on Israel\'s Ziv Hospital Treating Wounded Syrians

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Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

AJC Project Interchange participant Palki Sharma wrote the following reflection of her experience in Israel:

There is an Israel beyond the gunfire

Carrot juice and gunfire

Israel is a country that stuns you with its beauty and incongruity. And that’s an understatement. Our chopper (called BDS, not weird at all!) landed on Mount Bental in the Golan Heights. It’s a dormant volcano where lava seeps from the base and not the top of the mountain, leaving the soil around it rich with minerals. There are lush vineyards as far as the eye can see. The Instagram happy lot had just turned on their selfie cameras when we were beckoned to the other side.

There was a UN convoy practicing a drill. The young Irish officers refused to talk. But a few minutes down the road we met more soldiers, men, and women, resting with their backpacks and machine guns, lying under olive trees, posing for cameras. War, perhaps, is just a state of mind for some.

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Palki Sharma traveled to Israel for the AJC’s Project Interchange 2017.

What I saw at Saudi-led interfaith conference in Spain

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Rabbi David Rosen of the American Jewish Committee offers a firsthand report on the Saudi-organized interfaith conference this month in Spain.

Arab-Israeli dispute percolates

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Good Editorial about the Israeli - Palestinian conflict.

Olmert’s Announcement Fuels Uncertainty in Israel

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert announced yesterday that he will not compete in his party’s September primary and will resign as premier once a new leader is elected. The move ends Olmert’s two and half years as Israeli premier, a post he took up after Ariel Sharon’s debilitating stroke in January 2006. High-profile allegations of financial wrongdoing have cast a shadow over his administration in past months, and until recently, he pledged he would only leave if there were a formal indictment. His announcement comes at a critical time for Israel and will certainly lead to sense of uncertainty about the future.

Israel: The Education System

Monday, September 15th, 2008

General Information

According to the 1949 Compulsory Education Law, the State of Israel is responsible for providing free compulsory education for children between the ages of 3 and 15, through grade 10.1The Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport (comprised of a number of divisions, each responsible for the development of a particular element of the education system),2  the Ministry of Science and Technology, as well as the local municipalities administer and finance the education system.

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