Stories and analysis about Israel and the Israeli people. 

Israeli Lone soldier organization photo

David Baskin had been noticing a pattern when soldiers like himself finish their service in the Israel Defense Forces. In the kibbutz — the communal settlement — where he and his fellow llow soldiers lived while serving, the soldiers would discard piles of belongings that they didn’t want to take with them.


On Aviv Ezra’s office wall, at the Chicago-based Consulate of Israel to the Midwest, hangs a photograph of the infamous entrance to Auschwitz. But it’s not the ominous foreground, but rather something in the background of the photo—three grey dots— that Ezra finds most poignant.


Taking our children to Israel has been our dream since we became parents.


We have only one more month here and Idan knows there are special aspects of school in Ra’anana that he will miss.

student leadership Israel trip

 Eighteen student leaders from campuses across the Midwest embarked on a student leadership mission to Israel last month led by JUF’s Israel Education Center.

Yozma Experience web

MASA Israel Journey’s website lists 160 Gap Year offerings for young adults from the American Jewish community.


From one Birthright Israel-Shorashim participant's point of view 

Israel Fires

JUF has advanced $500,000 to its overseas partners, the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, to help Israel cope with the 220 fires that have erupted throughout the country.

The University of Michigan student government has rejected the latest in a number of divestment resolutions against Israel.


Shimon Peres, Nobel Peace Prize winner, former President of Israel, and the last of the country’s founders, died Sept. 27 at age 93.

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