The 2014 Israel SIS Summer Abroad program, The Prospects for Peace, is underway and has an exciting itinerary planned. This year's group includes 10 AU students and their leader, Professor Guy Ziv. The course will focus on the longtime U.S. foreign policy objective while studying the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and look at Israel as a sovereign and international actor. The program will examine how security, environmental, and human rights issues converge to inform both domestic and foreign policy in Israel. The program is designed allow the students explore the complex issues facing the modern state of Israel as shaped by its many voices, both past and present.
After their travels to Tel Aviv yesterday, the group hit the streets touring Jafa and Neve Tzedek. Their busy schedule continues in Tel Aviv this week before heading to Jerusalem.
(photos courtesy of Professor Ziv)