News Anchors and Journalists from France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Spain in Israel with AJC Project Interchange

October 12th, 2015

Contact:
Project Interchange U.S.: Myra Clark-Siegel, clarksiegelm@projectinterchange.org
Project Interchange Israel: Avital Leibovich, leibovicha@ajc.org

News Anchors and Journalists from France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Spain in Israel with AJC Project Interchange

(Jerusalem, Israel) – A delegation of high-level European news anchors and journalists from France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Spain is currently in Israel with AJC Project Interchange to gain a deeper understanding of Israel’s politics and security challenges, the Iranian nuclear deal, and Israel’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Throughout their week in Israel, participants will have the opportunity to interact with their counterparts and learn first-hand about the challenges, nuances, and opportunities facing Israel and the region. The news anchors, editors, and journalists will meet with Israeli and Palestinian leaders who will help them better understand the various dynamics that often arise when covering news of the region. Topics will include the Start Up Nation’s innovation successes, international law, Israeli-Palestinian relations, and Israel’s political landscape, security challenges and significant accomplishments.

Meetings and site visits will not be limited to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, as the delegation will traverse much of Israel, including a geostrategic helicopter tour of Israel’s Northern borders and Southern region. Also on the agenda are meetings with Members of Knesset (Israel’s Parliament) from the opposition party and the governing coalition, Israeli and Palestinian journalists, social activists and civic leaders, academic experts and entrepreneurs, all of whom will provide a comprehensive explanation of the diverse, challenging and complex realities of the region.

Delegation participants have greatly contributed to the field of journalism, reporting on stories such as the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict, the Afghanistan war, the revolution in Tunisia, the first Gulf War, the Balkan conflict and the crisis of refugees from Burundi. Additional topics covered by the delegation include national and international politics, anti-Semitism in Europe, the Middle East and foreign policy. The delegation includes news anchors and journalists from the following media outlets:

  • • Agencia EFE (Spain)
    • Der Tagesspiegel (Germany)
    • The Huffington Post Greece
    • Libération (France)
    • TG1-RAI TV (Italy)
    • Tagesschau.de (Germany)
    • WeltN24 and DieWelt (Germany)
  • Robin Levenston, Project Interchange Executive Director stated, “Project Interchange is pleased to host news anchors and journalists from France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Spain in Israel. Through a week of unfiltered, open conversations with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, it is our hope that participants will leave Israel better prepared to effectively report on current events and dynamics in Israel and the region.”

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    AJC Project Interchange
    For over 30 years, Project Interchange, a nonprofit educational institute of AJC (American Jewish Committee) has brought over 6,000 influential figures to Israel from 89 countries and all 50 U.S. states, offering them broad exposure and firsthand understanding of the complex issues facing Israel and the region. For more, visit projectinterchange.org.