Spring 2014, Issue I
A Month Weaving In and Out of the Beaten Path
Millions of people come to Israel every year; many for religious reasons, some to see family, others to explore its natural beauty, and the list goes on. But students who come to CIEE Haifa are here because they believe in trying to "peace the world together." What does that mean? So far it means feeling comfortable in the questions: observing, suspending judgement, listening, and inquiring. In this first month, they have accomplished that mission beautifully:
Visiting Iqrit, a piece of disputed land where young Palestinian Christians have occupied the last remaining building, a church, in an attempt to maintain their connection to their incestral land.
Back on campus, having a profound discussion with Palestinian-American Dr. Maha El-Taji about identity and how an important part of 'peacing the world together' is 'peacing ourselves together.'