In preparation for our first day of teaching, one of the MEET instructors, Ted, gave us a pep talk about how to interact with the students. According to Ted, there are usually no problems with Israeli and Palestinian students working together in the classroom; it’s during the breaks that the students tend to self-segregate by nationality. During … More And so the teaching begins
Check out some photos from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and our delicious meals!
Our mission is to educate and empower tomorrow’s most promising Palestinian and Israeli leaders to take action towards creating positive social and political impact in the Middle East. —MEET mission statement Spending the day with Lorenzo gave us an opportunity to learn more about the history of MEET, as well as how the program has … More Deeper understanding
We spent a solid seven hours exploring Jerusalem with one of the MEET instructors, Lorenzo, and even though I felt like we covered a lot of ground, I still know there’s a lot we haven’t seen. Nonetheless, here are some photos from today’s adventures…
After a full day of traveling, Shankha and I finally made it to our apartment in Jerusalem! Even though we haven’t spent a full day here yet, I’ve already noticed a few cultural differences since boarding my plane to Tel Aviv. The first thing that struck me on my flight from San Francisco to Tel Aviv was how … More Safe arrival in Jerusalem