The Union of Jewish Students conducted its political trip to Israel, taking 20 students to learn about its political dynamics and complexities.
Manhigut offered students direct access to politicians, journalists and key figures within both Israeli and Palestinian politics.
The group of 20 met figures such as Mark Regev (Spokesperson for the Prime Minister), David Horovitz (Times of Israel Editor) and representative from One Voice Palestine as well as Fatah representatives in Ramallah.
During the trip, the students visited Jerusalem, including including The Western Wall, Temple Mount (where the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque are situated), East Jerusalem and the Church of Holy Sepulchre, and residents of Ariel, Shiloh and Neve Erez settlements
UJS said that “The trip developed a strong and dedicated group of student activists who are passionate about getting involved”
“It was important that they saw the situation in Israel-Palestine with their own eyes. The trip was as balanced as possible and they heard from a variety of different organisations and speakers.”
The trip took place between 21- 28th December and had students from campuses such as Dublin, Sussex, London, Birmingham and Edinburgh.
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