Students tour Israel and West Bank before going back to uni
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Students tour Israel and West Bank before going back to uni

UJS run two trips – ‘The Real Deal’ and ‘Let’s Talk Business’ for students of all faiths, to Israel and the West Bank

  • Let's Talk Business group at a restaurant in the West Bank
    Let's Talk Business group at a restaurant in the West Bank
  • Let's Talk Business group at Energiya Global
    Let's Talk Business group at Energiya Global
  • Let's Talk Business participants engaging with Jewish traditions in a shop
    Let's Talk Business participants engaging with Jewish traditions in a shop
  • Let's Talk Business group visit The Tent
    Let's Talk Business group visit The Tent
  • Let's Talk Business group visit to iAngels
    Let's Talk Business group visit to iAngels
  • Let's Talk Business group with Ambassador David Quarrey at his residence in Tel Aviv
    Let's Talk Business group with Ambassador David Quarrey at his residence in Tel Aviv
  • The Real Deal at group Capernaum, a site on the Galilee mentioned in the New Testament
    The Real Deal at group Capernaum, a site on the Galilee mentioned in the New Testament
  • The Real Deal group participants on Masada 3
    The Real Deal group participants on Masada 3
  • The Real Deal participants on Masada
    The Real Deal participants on Masada
  • The Real Deal group visit Rawabi
    The Real Deal group visit Rawabi
  • The Real Deal group on the Gaza border
    The Real Deal group on the Gaza border

The Union of Jewish Students limbered up for Freshers’ Week fresh from sending dozens of participants to Israel and the Palestinian territories during an enhanced summer programme that included artist Banksy’s ‘Walled Off’ hotel.

During the first week of September students met David Quarrey, Britain’s ambassador to Israel, as well as campaigners, activists and philanthropists working with Palestinian communities in the West Bank.

The Union led two concurrent trips – ‘The Real Deal’ and ‘Let’s Talk Business’ – taking both Jewish and non-Jewish students to both Israel and the West Bank, where a highlight was Banksy’s Bethlehem hotel, built beside the wall separating Israel from the West Bank.

UJS communications manager Hannah Sharon said the students had offered “thoughtful and observant reflections,” adding: “We got to see a country that we have been to many times before in a new light, which was overwhelmingly powerful.”

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