Discovering Israel at War: The Impact of Taglit-Birthright Israel in Summer 2014

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dc.contributor.author Shain, Michelle
dc.contributor.author Saxe, Leonard
dc.contributor.author Hecht, Shahar
dc.contributor.author Wright, Graham
dc.contributor.author Sasson, Theodore
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-02T18:43:45Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-02T18:43:45Z
dc.date.issued 2015-03-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/29095
dc.description.abstract Focusing on findings from a study of summer 2014 applicants and participants, this report is the latest in a series of studies of Taglit-Birthright Israel. Summer 2014 was notable for three reasons. First, the summer trips attracted the largest group of applicants from this region since the program’s inception. Second, for the first time, applicants who had had a peer educational experience in Israel during their high school years were eligible to apply to the program. Third, the program occurred during a six-week war in which missiles were fired from Gaza into Israeli population centers and Israel responded with a military intervention in Gaza, “Operation Protective Edge.” The report focuses on understanding the degree to which the change in the applicant pool affected perceptions of the trip experience, the impact of the trip itself on connection to Israel and sense of Jewish identity, and the impact of the conflict in Gaza on trip experiences and trip impact. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights (c) 2015 Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies en_US
dc.subject Birthright Israel en_US
dc.title Discovering Israel at War: The Impact of Taglit-Birthright Israel in Summer 2014 en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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