Students meeting with Mark Regev

Students meeting with Mark Regev

The Union of Jewish Students ran its political trip to Israel – Manighut – taking 14 students to learn about political dynamics and complexities in the region.

Students with Dr Nabeel Shaath

Students with Dr Nabeel Shaath

The group, all interested in activism on campus, paid visits to the Western Wall and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Students at Kibbutz Misgav Am overlooking Lebanon

Students at Kibbutz Misgav Am overlooking Lebanon

Russell Langer, UJS Campaigns Director, said: “Manhigut provides our strong student activists with the opportunity to hear a wide spectrum of perspectives while developing their knowledge and skills.”

Josh Holt, first year Nottingham student: “It has been an amazing opportunity to challenge my views and learn more about the conflict”

Students on a tour of Jerusalem Old City

Students on a tour of Jerusalem Old City

During the trip, the participants discussed issues with journalists and politicians, including Haviv Gur, a Political Analyst at Times of Israel and the Managing Director of Portland Trust in Ramallah, Kamel Husseini.

Students meeting with the Portland Trust in Ramallah

Students meeting with the Portland Trust in Ramallah

Dylan Itzikowitz, Exchange student from Toronto at Nottingham, stated: “The prestige and credentials of the speakers have surpassed my expectations”

Students on the trip

Students on the trip

First year Leeds student, Avigail Kohn, said: “Everyone should go on Manhigut to better understand the conflict.”

Students on tour of Jerusalem Old City

Students on tour of Jerusalem Old City

Manighut took place between 21-28 June.