Monthly Archives: February 2017

  • Alumnus guest blog: The Arava Institute – A view from beyond?

    Sometimes it feels hard to believe that I finished my year at the Institute over six months ago and there is many a day when the vibes of that small oasis in the middle of the desert wash over me in a sense of nostalgia and happiness – an oasis ...

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  • Spring 2017 Alumni Tour

    Two Arava Institute alumni recently completed a nationwide U.S. university tour to highlight the work being done at the Arava Institute. Zohar Weiss and Muhanad Alkharaz, alumni from 2016 and 2012 respectively, shared their personal stories and the journey that took them from childhoods in Israel and Palestine to studying ...

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  • Beginning of Spring 2017 Semester

    Last week we welcomed the students and interns of the new Spring Semester! The 48 participants come from the Israel, Jordan, Palestine, the United States, France, Germany, Austria, Kenya and Rwanda. They spent their first few days in introductory activities, getting to know their new environment and learning how to ...

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  • New Peace-Building Leadership Seminar Coordinator

    We are excited to welcome Dr. Michael Alexander as the new Peace-Building Leadership Seminar Coordinator! Dr. Alexander was born in Tel Aviv, spent his adolescence in the USA, and has also lived in Europe. He holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and a M.A. in ...

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  • Director’s Blog: Crossing Borders

    On February 14th, the Arava Institute will open its doors to the students of the 2017 Spring Semester. We are expecting a large contingent of over 50 students and interns from Israel, Palestine (West Bank and Gaza), Jordan, Egypt, the U.S., Europe, and Africa! This will be one of the ...

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