South Florida Latino Journalists in Israel Group Marks AJC/Project Interchange 20th Such Delegation to Israel

August 20th, 2013

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South Florida Latino Journalists in Israel

Group Marks AJC/Project Interchange 20th Such Delegation to Israel

En Español:

(Jerusalem, ISRAEL) - A delegation of influential Hispanic journalists based in South Florida, hub to Latin America as well as the Latino community in the United States, is traveling in Israel with Project Interchange, a non-profit institute of AJC (American Jewish Committee), which regularly brings prominent figures to Israel for week-long educational visits.

This pioneering initiative is Project Interchange’s 20th such seminar for Latino opinion leaders, proudly conducted in collaboration with AJC’s Latino and Latin American Institute.

The journalists will gain exposure to various dimensions of Israeli society, in particular, to Israel’s highly diverse and technologically-savvy citizenry, which has helped fuel and sustain the country’s rapid economic growth.

Sessions dealing with diversity, co-existence and interfaith relations are also on the agenda. These and other topics, including the status of the peace process, Palestinian politics and society, and Israel’s strategic position with regard to Iran and other regional players, are intended to expose the group to a wide range of complex issues facing Israel.

The delegation will traverse much of Israel, including Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Northern border, and Sderot for a first-hand look at Israel. The trip includes meetings with influential figures, including senior Israeli, Palestinian, and Israeli-Arab leaders.

Sam Witkin, Project Interchange Executive Director, noted, “AJC’s Project Interchange is tremendously pleased to host this delegation of prominent Latino journalists, marking our 20th such delegation, which underscores AJC’s long-standing partnership with Latino and Latin American communities.” Witkin added, “These leaders represent diverse Latino constituencies, but the delegation shares an interest in several issues impacting Latino and Latin American communities generally, including immigration, diversity, and maintaining cultural and language across the diaspora. As many such issues shape Israeli society, we hope participants will return home with a better sense of the similarities between their communities and those in Israel.”

The Project Interchange delegation is accompanied by Juan Dircie, Associate Director-Miami, AJC Latino and Latin American Institute, and includes the following media outlets and media related institutions:

670 AM (La Poderosa)

American CV Network

WSUA Radio Caracol Miami

EDF Communications

HBO Latin America

Univision Radio

Univision Network News/Social Media

Actualidad 1020 - 1040

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Project Interchange, a non-profit educational institute of AJC (American Jewish Committee), develops and conducts educational seminars in Israel for American and international leaders. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Project Interchange has brought over 6,000 influential figures to Israel from 77 countries, offering them broad exposure and first-hand understanding of Israel and the region.