When I came back from my 15-day trip to Israel with Hasbara Fellowships, learning how to advocate for Israel on campus, there was one question I dreaded being asked by friends and family: “How was Israel?” Those three words always managed to trigger a long, internal sigh, and a touch of anxiety.
How could I briefly summarize this life-changing experience?
The first moment that awakened a deep sense of inspiration in me was the day we went to the Peres Center for Peace. I couldn’t believe there existed an organization whose mission so perfectly resonated with my beliefs. [Read more…]