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Israel Campus Beat Reporters Gain Experience While Connecting Israel Network

  Over the past three years, dozens of students on campuses across the country have contributed to Israel Campus Beat (ICB), gaining important real-world reporting and writing experience while helping to strengthen the network of campus Israel supporters. Students who want to get involved in campus Israel activism have many options: They can attend events, [...]

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Finding Paths to Activism After Birthright

With over 340,000 young adults having participated in Taglit: Birthright Israel trips to date, the number of potential pro-Israel activists is virtually limitless. As many observers have noted, getting people excited during a trip to Israel is the easy part. The hard part? Sustaining students’ passion and enthusiasm post-Birthright. The answer? Immediate action, education and [...]

Taylor Parker

From Freshman to Junior, Student Takes Big Strides for Israel

Three years after joining Gators for Israel as a curious member, Taylor Nichole Parker took center stage at the organization’s closing meeting last month as she addressed the members as president for the first time. [This is the fifth in a series of articles entitled ICB Student Profiles, a series that highlights a particular student's contributions [...]

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Boston Schools Unite for Israel

Boston-area students Edward Hammer and Lindsey Cohen believe there is power in numbers. This past year they created BICA, the Boston Israel Campus Alliance, an entirely student-run organization that brings together representatives of 11 schools ranging from Boston University to Smith College to Suffolk. “BICA is student run, allowing for more flexibility and creativity within [...]

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New Student Leaders Map Plans for Next Year

As Israel-related student organizations say goodbye to graduating activists, elections and appointments bring new leaders to the forefront of campus Israel activity. The end of the academic year is the time for making new plans, setting new goals and identifying new events to put on the calendar for the upcoming semester. Many activists examine their [...]

Yousef Bashir

A Powerful Voice for Coexistence

A little boy looks outside and sees his family’s farm burning, his father’s hard work in flames. Men he didn’t recognize were running towards his house. As he watched them approaching, he realized that they were not there to help. This was Yousef Bashir’s first memory growing up in Gaza. Today, he’s a student at Northeastern University, [...]


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