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  • For ex-baseball players, Israel a place to learn and teach

    December 28, 2015 | 10:12 am

    Out of baseball after four years playing in the minor leagues, Brent Powers, a Christian from Texas, took a tour of Israel last year with his wife. He was smitten with the country and considered how to return.

    The Masa Israel Journey will provide his path.

    Powers and about a...

  • Masa screening and the shooting in Eilat

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 7, 2012 | 8:03 am

    It is yet another holiday eve – the last one of this season – so time is short. But I still want to make three brief comments about an event that took place last week: the shooting of a hotel worker in Eilat by an American participant of the Masa Israel Journey  program (the...

  • Israel internships

    September 27, 2012 | 10:30 am

    For colleges graduates, landing the dream job has become even more difficult in these recent economically challenging years. Also, going straight from college into a job may not seem the most attractive prospect. Many grads want to travel, but the need for money sends most straight...

  • The Israelis who would not support Diaspora Jews

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 28, 2012 | 10:14 am

    I was not exactly kind to previous B’nai B’rith surveys of contemporary Israeli ‎attitudes toward Diaspora Jewry, and maybe that’s why the most recent survey was ‎not sent to me by the organization, but rather brought to my attention by other means. ‎It is a poll that still...

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  • ‘Anti-Israelism is driven by the existence of the Jewish state, not its policies’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 11, 2012 | 12:36 pm

    A discussion on Israel advocacy with Matthew Ackerman of The David Project, a non-profit organization ‎dedicated to positively shaping campus opinion on Israel, and the lead author of The David Project’s ‎recently released report, “A Burning Campus? Rethinking Israel Advocacy...

  • Reactions to the Jerusalem bombing

    March 25, 2011 | 1:14 am

    We heard the news over the radio at my office in the West Bank. The initial reports were more detailed in Hebrew, but more confusing for it – a suicide attack in Jerusalem turned out to be an unattended bomb outside a bus stop across the street from the Central Bus Station. Two...

  • Israel study program providing seed money for U.S. colleges

    September 16, 2010 | 11:53 am

    The MASA study-in-Israel initiative is giving eight U.S. colleges or systems a total of $400,000 over the next two years.

    MASA will give $50,000 each to Arizona State University, Barnard College, Case Western Reserve University, Michigan State University, the New Jersey state...

  • Former Jewish Agency head tapped as Israel’s next ambassador to U.S.

    By Ron Kampeas

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    One of Sallai Meridor's first acts as chairman-elect of the Jewish Agency for Israel was to deliver relief to a Muslim country, Albania.
     
    The delivery of food and medicine to refugees from the Kosovo crisis in April 1999 was a first for the organization best known for rescuing...
  • What a Difference a ‘Gap Year’ Makes

    By Jane Ulman

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    After high school graduation last year, as his friends went off to college, Ari Feinstein headed to Israel. He taught English to 10-year-olds in Upper Nazareth, worked on a camel farm near Dimona, studied in Jerusalem and participated in simulated basic training on an Israeli army...

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