Tuesday, April 9, 2013
jennagang:

Jerusalem, Israel, 2013

Jerusalem’s Light Rail (הרכבת הקלה בירושלים‎, HaRakevet HaKala Birushalayim)
Sures looks a lot like Portland! Who knew this ancient city couls be so similar to ours here in the Pacific Northwest! #IsraeliAmazing

jennagang:

Jerusalem, Israel, 2013

Jerusalem’s Light Rail (הרכבת הקלה בירושלים‎, HaRakevet HaKala Birushalayim)

Sures looks a lot like Portland! Who knew this ancient city couls be so similar to ours here in the Pacific Northwest! #IsraeliAmazing

eretzyisrael:

65 Thing We Love About Israel in 65 Seconds.

In honor of Israel’s 65th celebration of Independence [Yom Haazmaut], we wanted to share with you 65 things we love about Israel in 65 seconds. Check it out. 

What do you love about Israel? 

Sunday, March 10, 2013
my-own-peace-of-israel:

Yummy!

Boker Tov!

my-own-peace-of-israel:

Yummy!

Boker Tov!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Watch the AIPAC 2013 Policy Conference live online! We wish we could be there to gather with American and international leaders, campus leaders, and other Israel supporters!

Sunday, March 3, 2013
eretzyisrael:


Great picture from Jerusalem Marathon

eretzyisrael:

Great picture from Jerusalem Marathon

Friday, March 1, 2013
"I’ve had the great privilege of traveling to busy and remote places, rich and poor, all over the world. And it is difficult for me to picture this bus story happening elsewhere. It’s this kind of humanism that I am so impressed by in [Israel] that I now call home. A deep human warmth. May it spread outwards, to the many troubled areas of Israel’s existence."
A beautiful story shared by one of the Israel on Campus Coalition staff members with his interns. The main point here is key: The human is too often left out when speaking about Israel. Israel is not perfect, and a common misconception of Israel advocacy is that we are trying to say that it is. We’d never say that because it simply isn’t true; not of Israel or any place else. What we are trying to do is combat the demonization, delegitimization and double-standard of a state that is actually quite full of amazing, caring, generous, innovative, creative, interesting people. 
We, as advocates, want Israel to fix it’s problems (and all nations to fix theirs as well), but also want it to never have to suffer the questioning of it’s existence, be targeted for destruction and violence, for the elimination of boycotts, divestments and sanctions which pull us farther away from peace, and for all people’s of the Middle East to get a chance to live in peaceful equality and freedom.

"I’ve had the great privilege of traveling to busy and remote places, rich and poor, all over the world. And it is difficult for me to picture this bus story happening elsewhere. It’s this kind of humanism that I am so impressed by in [Israel] that I now call home. A deep human warmth. May it spread outwards, to the many troubled areas of Israel’s existence."

A beautiful story shared by one of the Israel on Campus Coalition staff members with his interns. The main point here is key: The human is too often left out when speaking about Israel. Israel is not perfect, and a common misconception of Israel advocacy is that we are trying to say that it is. We’d never say that because it simply isn’t true; not of Israel or any place else. What we are trying to do is combat the demonization, delegitimization and double-standard of a state that is actually quite full of amazing, caring, generous, innovative, creative, interesting people. 

We, as advocates, want Israel to fix it’s problems (and all nations to fix theirs as well), but also want it to never have to suffer the questioning of it’s existence, be targeted for destruction and violence, for the elimination of boycotts, divestments and sanctions which pull us farther away from peace, and for all people’s of the Middle East to get a chance to live in peaceful equality and freedom.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

This Monday we brought the Israeli Soldiers’ Stories tour to the Portland State Campus. If you missed out, here is a little clip of one of the soldiers, Shai, sharing one of many stories he has about his direct experiences as a soldier in the Givati brigade during the Second Intifada.

As he expressed to us during his presentation, Israelis hope for the day when their children will not have to be drafted into the IDF at the age of 18 because they will have peace with their neighbors. 

Saturday, February 23, 2013
Hag Purim Sameach!

Hag Purim Sameach!

Thursday, February 21, 2013