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Virtual Mission Kit

We are excited to share with you additional tools and resources we curated to help you further your knowledge and enhance your experience. We understand that it is difficult to learn and experience Israel in just 10 hours, therefore we curated our virtual mission kit that includes Articles, movies, and other online resources and tools that will help you further your knowledge on the topics we will discuss and experience during the mission. You will find reading recommendations for each item including, what session it is relevant for and by when we recommend you read it.

The Advancement of the Israeli LGBTQ Life and Community

We recommend you read and view the following items by Sunday, March 14, 2021.

  • Elad Strohmayer – Gay Rights in Israel: A Personal Perspective: A presentation by The Israeli Embassy to the USA (link)
  • The challenges of the Israeli trans community: A video by i24news (link)
  • The challenges of the Israeli religious community: A video bt the Times of Israel (link)
  • The challenges of the Israeli religious community- My Jewish story – Zehorit Sorek: A video by 70faces (link)
  • On same-sex couples in the Orthodox Jewish community- Rabbi Beni Lau: An article by the Times of Israel  (link)
  • 7 must-visit LGBT destinations in Tel Aviv: An article bt A Wider Bridge (link)

The Advancement of the Israeli LGBTQ Life and Community

We recommend you read and view the following items by Monday, March 15, 2021.

  • “Israeli Hope”- Four Tribes in Israeli Society: A lecture by Israel’s president President Rivlin. (link)
  • 7 key findings about religion and politics in Israel: An article and video by the Pew Research Center. (link)
  • Israel’s Religiously Divided Society: An article by the Pew Research Center. (link
  • The Israeli Political System: A video by the Tel Aviv University (link)
  • Proud Zionism; Navigating Commitment and Complexity: A lecture by the Shalom Hartman Institute (link
  • What Justice Demands- Minorities in Israel: A lecture by the Shalom Hartman Institute (link)
  • Current Situation of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel: An article by ASSAF- Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel (link)
  • Trapped in Limbo: A new report by The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants (link
  • How Asylum Seekers In Israel Are Coping With COVID-19: An article and video by HIAS (link)

Navigating the Israeli-Arab/Palestinian Conflict and Peacebuilding

We recommend you read and view the following items by Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

  • Dowty Chapter 4: Historical background on Zionism, Israel and the Palestinians (link
  • Dowty Chapter 9: The Perfect Conflict (link
  • Micah Goodman on Shrinking the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Podcast by the Tikvah Fund (link)
  • Eight Steps to Shrink the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: An article by The Atlantic (link)
  • Understanding Annexation- the Ideas Behind the Politics: A lecture by the Shalom Hartman Institute (link)