U.S. Campus Media Leaders Visit Israel with AJC Project Interchange

January 20th, 2016

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

U.S. Campus Media Leaders Visit Israel with AJC Project Interchange
Delegation will learn about media reporting, Israeli culture, diversity, high-tech innovation and more

December 28, 2015 – (Jerusalem, Israel) – AJC Project Interchange is hosting in Israel a delegation of 12 U.S. undergraduate students who are leaders in their campus media outlets. Participants come from Brown University, Dickinson College, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Georgia, Vanderbilt University and Wellesley College.

The delegation will travel through much of Israel, including Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Northern borders, and Sderot. The itinerary focuses on Israeli culture and diversity, high-tech innovation, Israeli and Palestinian media reporting and coexistence programs, integration of minorities in Israel and the country’s geostrategic dilemmas. Meetings and sessions throughout the week will present students with a wide variety of perspectives and provide a comprehensive understanding of the country’s dynamics.

Participants will have an opportunity to speak with Israeli and Palestinian journalists who report on Middle East affairs, see the places, and interact with people who are often highlighted in media coverage around the world. This first-hand experience will provide participants with a more informed perspective to help when engaging in discussions on campus and media reporting about Israel, the Middle East and BDS (the boycott, divestment and sanctions) campaign against Israel.

This marks the 11th delegation of its kind since 2001.

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AJC Project Interchange
For nearly 35 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.