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WATCH Illinois to Israel News Update Episode 2

WATCH: Illinois to Israel News Update Episode 2

“Illinois to Israel News Update” is a video project about the strong and ongoing relationship between the State of Illinois and Israel! In this second episode, we explore how Illinois leaders are working day in and day out to grow our bond with Israel through healing projects and new academic…

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…

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 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…

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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…

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My Summer in Kiryat Ghat by Mikayla Pollard

by Mikayla Pollard 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 every summer for a month. We all live…

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…

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