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When the Busy Street Went Quiet – By Matt Egbert

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Two Cities, Two Views – By Danielle Bauke

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Ramallah and Rawabi – By Kalie Garwood

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Walking in Area A – by Sophia Lothrop

Withan early (and hungry) start to our day, we set out for the Palestinian city of Ramallah. While entering the West Bank, the frequent Israeli checkpoints contributed to a sense of security, however with news of an attempted terrorist attack … Continue reading

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A visit to Ramallah and Rawabi – By Michael Paulino

Friendsand Family, today was a day of multiple experiences and conclusions: I had the opportunity to pass through my first checkpoint, a reality that millions of Palestinians are subjected to on a daily basis to restrict their free movement; I … Continue reading

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Exploring the Non-Jewish communities of Israel – by Anjelika Nella

Webegan the day learning about the political spectrum in Israel and how underrepresented the Palestinian society is. The parliamentary system consists of 9Zionist parties, and only one non-Zionist party that is a combination of several parties that unified together into … Continue reading

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A Walking Tour of Tel Aviv – By Macalah Pcolar

This morning was yet another beautiful day to wake up in Israel. We enjoyed an early breakfast at our hostel and then headed out for a day spent exploring Tel Aviv. This city is one of the most vibrant parts … Continue reading

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Walking through History – by Danielle Bauke

Walking Through History I was filled with excitement when I saw the CIIS email months ago about an Israel summer course. I believe the best way to learn more about the culture and history of an area is to get … Continue reading

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A tour of Tel Aviv – By Tyler Senecharles

When I heard we would be spending a day walking around Tel Aviv I was more than excited, but considerably less so when I found out the subject of our tour would be the inception of the Israeli state. This … Continue reading

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Beni Brak – by Kalie Garwood

Today we toured Bnei Brak, an ultraorthodox Jewish part of Israel. Before this we had spent all of our time in parts of Old Jaffa and Tel Aviv both of which gave off the same modern feel as the United … Continue reading

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