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Tea Garden Hebrew University Danah Kirsh

Tea in the Garden at Hebrew University by Danah Kirsh

by Danah Kirsh Before coming to the University of Illinois, I took a gap year in Israel on Nativ College Leadership Program. Of the many memories I made, one in particular stands out. One of the most amazing times of my year spent living the life of an Israeli was…

Illinois, Israel Form Startup Connections & Research Partnerships

WATCH: Illinois, Israel Form Startup Connections & Research Partnerships

“Illinois to Israel News Update” is a video project about the strong & ongoing relationship between the State of Illinois and Israel! In this first episode, we highlight several recent stories about the Illinois-Israel partnership. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel signed an agreement with the Israeli Minister of Economy Eli Cohen…

Microsoft announces new partnership with University of Illinois and Technion Israel Institute of Technology

Microsoft announces new partnership with University of Illinois and Technion Israel Institute of Technology

by Evelyn Tarnovsky Technology giant Microsoft has announced it will join a new research partnership between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Cornell University, and the University of California, Berkeley. This interdisciplinary collaboration is known as “CryptoCurrencies & Contracts” or IC3. “We are excited to…

Illinois Student Shani Benezra Addresses AIPAC Indiana

Illinois Student Shani Benezra Addresses AIPAC in Indiana

Shani Benezra addressed a crowd of hundreds at the AIPAC Indiana Annual Event in Indianapolis on August 15th, 2017. The attendees included Members of Congress, representatives of the U.S. and Israeli militaries and notable activists and philanthropists. She spoke about her passion and commitment to a strong U.S.-Israel relationship and…

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IlliniPAC Presidential Address 2017

By Hayley Nagelberg & Elan Karoll It is nearly unbelievable that this academic year is now at an end. As we approach finals, we want to reflect on what Illini Public Affairs Committee has been up to this year, and set a course for where we are headed as an…

Essential Israeli Slang You Must Know IlliniPAC

Essential Israeli Slang You Must Know

by Elan Karoll If you are going to Israel, this short dictionary of common Israeli slang words and phrases will be very useful. Most of them make no sense, and some actually contradict their literal meaning in Hebrew. But, if you want to talk like a real sabra (see definition below),…

These Illini Shared Why They Love Israel

These Illini Share Why They Love Israel

These University of Illinois students shared why they love Israel as part of our #IlliniLoveIsrael Fridays social media campaign! Want to be featured too? Drop us a line. Suggested Post: Free Trips to Israel for Students

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5 Things You Never Knew About Ambassador Dennis Ross

by Emma Palatnik On Thursday, April 27th, 2017, Ambassador Dennis Ross spoke at the University of Illinois about his decades of experience as a top U.S. diplomat. Here are five fun facts to know about him: 1. Dennis Ross is has held many positions in the American government. These include:…

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Highlights from AIPAC Policy Conference 2017

This year, IlliniPAC proudly traveled with 30 University of Illinois students to our nation’s capitol for AIPAC Policy Conference, the largest pro-Israel gathering in the country. Along with 18,000 other activists from around the world, including 4,000 college students from hundreds of other universities, we learned about why the U.S.-Israel…

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