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March 15, 2012 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-03-15

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V American
Technion
Society

Israel Peace Week

Jewish students at WMU are
energized by pro-Israel programs.

Please join us for an

Amazing Journey.

Discover the secrets behind Israel's startup miracle when you
join the 2012 Technion mission to Israel.

Track # 1: May 29-June 8 St. Petersburg (Russia) and Israel
Track# 2: June 1- 8 Israel Only

The most exciting opportunity to visit Israel and meet the
leaders, who created the Startup Miracle. Meet Israel's top
business leaders, academics and politicians. Once-in-a-
lifetime opportunity to visit Israel's leading firms, Israel's
silicon valley and the people, who made it all happen with
the option of a VIP visit to St. Petersburg Russia.

* Special Women's Track: Tour Israel's leading companies
and meet their top women executives. Visit with Technion's
leading women scientists and female students. Find out first-
hand about their joys and challenges.

* Special Venture and Technology Track: Get direct exposure
to leading executives in areas of IT, Clean-Tech, Life Sciences
and Medicine. Current and would-be venture capitalists
would gain ground-floor exposure to some of Israel's most
exciting innovations and Technion's Technology transfer
experts.

*Special meeting with Technion Nobel Prize Recipient
Dan Shechtman

TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION
JOIN OUR MISSION INFORMATION SOCIAL:

WHEN: Tuesday March 20, 2012 at 7:30PM
for a cheese, wine and desert reception

Soldiers Itzik Yushuvaev and Jossi Hertzog speak to students at Western

Michigan University about their experiences in the Israel Defense Forces.

Caryn Brooke Zeitlyn

Special to the Jewish News

L

ast December I participated in
the Hasbara Fellowships program
in Israel. Hasbara is
a two-week training course
for Israel advocates on col-
lege campuses across North
America. A majority of the
classes took place in the
heart of Jerusalem's Old
City, with a perfect view of
the Kotel.
Graduates of Hasbara
Fellowships are required to
complete two semesters of advocacy and
programming on their college campus. I
am currently serving as Israel Relations
Coordinator for Hillel at Western
Michigan University.
For most college students, March is a
month of late-night study sessions for
midterms and anxiously awaiting spring
break. Unfortunately, many students

Israel Advocate Visits FJA

I

WHERE: Home of Lisa and Hannan Lis.
28619 Oakcrest Ct. Farmington Hills, MI

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO RSVP:
Call Technion office at (248) 737-1992
or email: leah@ats.org.

PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR PARTICIPATION
NO LATER THEN MONDAY MARCH 19
Hannan and Lisa Lis

Senior Robert Simons welcomes

Neal Lazarus to Frankel Jewish

Academy

16 March 15 . 2012

across the country have been distracted
from their studies because of Israel
Apartheid Week, a weeklong campus
campaign providing false information
and casting Israel as an oppressive state
to Palestinians.
Three years ago, four Hasbara Fellows
decided that mock checkpoints and
anti-Israel protests were no
longer the only option for our
college campuses. With that,
Israel Peace Week was born.
Seventy-five campuses across
North America participated in
Israel Peace Week in late February.
This year was Western's first time
to participate. The universities,
pro-Israel groups, Hillels and Jewish
Student Unions plan their Israel Peace
Week activities to benefit their student
populations. Overall, Peace Week is
committed to educating and involving
students about Israel's mission for peace
with its neighbors and its commitment
to democracy.
Peace week at Western provided five

srael advocacy trainer Neil Lazarus
delivered a lively presentation to
more than 200 Frankel Jewish
Academy students, stressing the impor-
tance of understanding how the media
can distort the truth of a story. By shar-
ing slides of cropped photos and aggres-
sively worded headlines, he showed the
ways the news media manipulates facts
on the ground to Israel's detriment.
Acknowledging that TV and the
electronic media are superseding print
media, Lazarus reminded FJA students-

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