Category Archives: Human Rights 2008

Israel: Saturday – Overlooking Jerusalem

Ok, so you can’t really see the Old City below, but trust us, it’s there… On our final full day together, we saw the sun rise over the old city of Jerusalem, from the top of Mt. Scopus and the Hebrew University. After a number of Kodak moments, we drove through the Judean desert past…
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Israel: Friday

It was a warm and early morning when we departed for the modern city of Tel Aviv. We made one particular special stop for the benefit of Professor Sorkin. The King is alive and well and enjoying falafel in Jerusalem. Once we reached the city we had some time before our first meeting to travel…
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Israel: Thursday in the Negev

Morning meeting with representatives from the NGO – Regional Council of Unrecognized Villages in the Negev. After a much needed day of independent study in the economic development of Israel (i.e. shopping and rest), we woke up bright and early for another exciting day. Our wake up call was at 5:30 a.m., and we boarded…
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Israel: Time to Confess

Good morning, I am sitting in the lobby of the hotel watching the sun rise in the Holy City (I am still making up for oversleeping a few days ago), and I can’t help but lament the state of the world today. It is not a political thing, it is simply the truth from the…
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Israel: Wednesday

A day of “Independent Research in International Trade Negotiations and Economic Development.” In reality, we had no formal plans today so most of us went shopping….

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Israel: Day 8

The first night we actually get used to the time shift, we are wrenched from our sleep after receiving a 5:30 a.m. wake up call. After hurling the telephone against the wall, we dressed in our Tuesday’s best and made our way down to the bus for an early morning meeting with President Barak, the…
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Israel: Day Six – More Jerusalem, Bethlehem and a Discussion with NGOs in the Evening…

A day of contrasts and a ride on an emotional roller coaster (as told by a number of us)… It has been over 24 hours since we visited Yad Vashem and I am still at a loss as to how to put into words my experience. The tangled knot of emotions resists any attempt to…
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Israel: Day Five – What’s All The Fuss About?

Today was dedicated more to the historical significance of the Holy City of Jerusalem than the legal implications of human rights. It is impossible to understand the complexity and diversity of this city and state without paying homage to the incredible history that exists beneath our feet. The level of concern about security as we…
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Israel: Jerusalem

Day Five. We’ve seen way too much today to write about before a good night’s sleep!

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Israel: Aquaduct

Rulers of the aquaduct!

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