Mar 7, 2014
By: Yael Steinberg
On February 20th, pro-Israel students creatively appealed to the members of their beach loving community by screening the film, “Promised Land: Israel Through the Eyes of Surfers.” The event went incredibly well. Over 250 students and members of the community from all different faiths and backgrounds came to see what life was life for surfers living in Israel.
Feb 27, 2014
By: Nicole Bayat Grajewski, Hasbara Fellow '14, George Washington University
In 1948 President Harry Truman recognized the state of Israel, a mere 11 minutes after the signing of its Declaration of Independence. Despite serious objections from Secretary of State George C. Marshall and the “Arabists” in the State Department, the Truman Administration approached the Israel question as one, beyond latent military power and hegemonic supremacy. The United States and Israel shared a common narrative in their struggle for independence; moreover, both states grew stronger in the face of adversity.