Category Archives: Jerusalem

Eye Opening

I always wanted to go Israel because I grew up hearing about my  Zionist father’s experience in the country. He would vividly recall the roads, the buildings he worked on, the food he ate, and the people he met. The … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Again, Let’s Go Again!

I originally signed up for this course because of my interest in world conflicts and security; as well as to gain insight on one of the longest conflicts in recent history.  Also, as a government major, this was a great … Continue reading

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It’s not a “Separation Barrier” … and the Bedouins. Let’s not forget about breakfast

Today was my favorite day of the trip so far.  Being very interested in law, I was really looking forward to going to the Israeli Supreme Court, and I found their court system and the way it works to be … Continue reading

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Two Jerusalems

Today we visited the city of Jerusalem once more. Instead of exploring the Old City, today we saw West Jerusalem, a bastion of Orthodox Judaism and Israeli nationalism. We started the day at the tombs of Israeli Prime Ministers at … Continue reading

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Mount Herzl and Yad Vashem May 22

Today we visited Mount Herzl and Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Mount Herzl is Israel’s national cemetery and Yad Vashem is the state’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Mount Herzl is named after Theodore Herzl, one of the early … Continue reading

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