Illini Love Israel Blog

The Illini Love Israel Blog is written by students, for students at the University of Illinois. Enjoy!

Submit an article! Subscribe to new content!

Latest from the Blog:

Congressman Schneider Thank You for Standing Against Campus Anti-Semitism

Letter to Congressman Schneider: Thank You for Standing Against Campus Anti-Semitism

To the Honorable Brad Schneider: We, the undersigned members of the Illini Public Affairs Committee (IlliniPAC), would like to thank you for your leadership on the issue of anti-Semitism on college campuses and for participating in the House Judiciary Committee hearing “Examining Anti-Semitism on College Campuses” on November 7th, 2017.…
Illinois and Israeli researchers announce clean water breakthrough

Illinois and Israeli researchers announce clean water breakthrough

by Ryan Watkins A team of Israeli, German, and American scientists made a breakthrough in water filtration technology earlier this year. The team was composed of researchers from Ben-Gurion University, Duisburg-Essen University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Their exciting new discovery makes use of a membrane which is…
Standing Together and Raising Our Voice: What Israel Week Meant to Me by Elan Karoll

Standing Together and Raising Our Voice: What Israel Week Meant to Me

by Elan Karoll Now that Israel Week Fall 2017 at the University of Illinois has concluded, I look back and reflect on the true purpose of this event. Under the theme of “Spreading Love,” we showed the strength of our united Jewish and pro-Israel communities as we celebrated our heritage.…
WATCH Students Celebrate Israel Week at the University of Illinois

WATCH: Students Celebrate Israel Week at the University of Illinois

Israel Week is a campus-wide celebration highlighting Israeli culture and seeks to promote diversity and coexistence at the University of Illinois. The theme for Fall 2017 is “Filling our Campus with Love.” Israel Week is sponsored by Illini Hillel, Illini Chabad, IlliniPAC, and Illini Students Supporting Israel. UI-7 News’ Jane…
Questions Test Israeli Trivia Skills IlliniPAC

19 Questions to Test Your Israeli Trivia Skills

Are you an Israeli trivia master? This online Kahoot quiz pits you versus your friends in a fun competition to see who really knows the most about Israel! Play with your phones or computers and race to answers these 19 questions correctly. Earn streak bonuses for answering correctly several trivia…
University of Illinois President Tim Killeen speaks about Israel Trip

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen speaks about Israel Trip

Remarks by delivered on November 16, 2017 at a meeting of the U of I Board of Trustees I joined a University of Illinois delegation that accompanied Governor Rauner on his recent trade mission to Israel. During the weeklong trip, we met with leading universities and research agencies across Israel,…
University of Illinois Officials and Governor Rauner head to Israel

University of Illinois Officials and Governor Rauner head to Israel

By Evelyn Tarnovsky Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and officials from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign began a five-day research and trade mission to Israel on October 29th, 2017. The delegation included University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen, Gies College of Business Dean Jeffrey Brown, Engineering at Illinois Dean Andreas…
Elana_Blinder_AIPAC_High_School_Summit_2017

Elana Blinder shares Israel advocacy story with High School crowd

by Elan Karoll One University of Illinois student is making a difference for the U.S. Israel alliance and sharing her story to inspire the next generation. Elana Blinder, Illini Public Affairs Committee Liaison and University of Illinois Student Government Senator, spoke at AIPAC’s Schusterman Advocacy Institute High School Summit in…
Illinois Pro Israel Bar Crawl Raises Funds Hurricane Victims

Illinois Pro-Israel Bar Crawl Raises Funds for Hurricane Victims

Texas, the Caribbean Islands, Southern Florida and Puerto Rico have all recently been hit by devastating hurricanes. Israeli charity IsraAID immediately rushed in to provide on-the-ground support to the recovery. Their Emergency Response Teams provide rapid medical care, psychosocial support and search and rescue services. In addition, they distribute essential…
Summer_Kiryat_Ghat_Israel_Mikayla_Pollard

My Summer in Kiryat Ghat by Mikayla Pollard

by Mikayla Pollard, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Class of 2020 After spending a week with my dad as tourists in Israel, I was so excited to extend my stay for five weeks while volunteering at an English speaking day camp in Kiryat Ghat. The camp sends counselors from Chicago…
Conan refreshing look at real life Israel

‘Conan’ a refreshing look at real-life Israel

by Elan Karoll The much-anticipated “Conan in Israel” episode of American late-night talk show “Conan” premiered on September 19th on TBS. In his latest installment of a series of episodes shot around the world, comedian and TV personality Conan O’Brien traveled to Israel and the West Bank. He visited the…
University_Illinois_Alma_Mater_Israel_Flag

University of Illinois: Jewish and Pro-Israel Students are “welcome and safe here”

In a public statement on September 24th, 2017, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert Jones condemned “anti-Semitic attacks hidden under the guise of anti-Zionist rhetoric.” “Members of our Jewish, African American, Latino/a and many other residents of our diverse community find themselves asking whether they are welcome and safe…

view more…

Watch these awesome videos about Israel at the University of Illinois:

Tell your friends to check out the Illini Love Israel Blog on illinipac.org:

© IlliniPAC 2017. Theme designed by CPOThemes.