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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…

My First AIPAC Policy Conference IlliniPAC

My First AIPAC Policy Conference

By Evelyn Tarnovsky On Sunday, March 26th, I stepped foot into the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to attend my first (of hopefully many) American Israel Public Affairs Committee annual Policy Conference. The theme of the 2017 conference was “Many Voices, One Mission”, which was very fitting for not only…

Tal Brody, Israeli-Illini Basketball Legend, Focus of New Film

Tal Brody, Israeli-Illini Basketball Legend, Focus of New Film

by Elan Karoll A new film, On the Map, tells the story of basketball legend Tal Brody, of Fighting Illini and Israeli fame. Hey Jude Productions says the film, opening Summer 2017, will be “a fast-moving, emotional and awe-inspiring documentary” featuring Brody and other Jewish-American athletes. Tal Brody, born in…

Israel Divestment Defeated at the University of Illinois

Israel Divestment Defeated at the University of Illinois

On March 10th, 2017, by a vote of 3627 to 2762, the students of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rejected a campus-wide referendum calling for divestment from select Israeli companies and companies that do business with Israel. The referendum was placed on the ballot by the UIUC chapter of…

Illinois Members of Congress Condemn Divestment

WATCH: Illinois Members of Congress Condemn Divestment

An urgent message from Members of Congress to the students of the University of Illinois about BDS, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions anti Israel movement. Democrats and Republicans are united against anti-Israel divestment. Divestment asks our University to divest from Israeli companies and companies that do business in Israel. Divesting…

Student Body Presidential Candidates IlliniPAC

Student Body Presidential Candidates talk Israel, campus safety, and politics

by Sam Simon IlliniPAC hosted the event “Meet the Presidential Candidates: A Pro-Israel Community Forum” on the night of Tuesday, March 7th, giving University of Illinois students the opportunity to hear from our Presidential candidates before the elections happening on campus. All candidates appearing on the ballot for Student Body…

University of Illinois Condemns Israeli Flag Desecration IlliniPAC

University of Illinois Condemns Israeli Flag Desecration

In early February 2017, an Israeli flag was defaced at a political rally on the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois. Red “bloody handprints” were painted on the flag. The word “genocide” was also written on the flag with red paint. The organizers of the rally then made offensive…

Internship Avaliable at Chicago Israeli Consulate IlliniPAC

Internship Available at Chicago Israeli Consulate

The Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest is looking for college students to intern with them in downtown Chicago. This is a fantastic opportunity for University of Illinois students to pursue. Several Illini have had great experiences in this position in the past! The Chicago Consulate is an official…

Advice for an Amazing AIPAC Policy Conference IlliniPAC

Advice for an Amazing AIPAC Policy Conference

This year, over 30 delegates from the University of Illinois will be attending AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., the largest pro-Israel gathering in the United States. Around 20,000 people from around the nation will be present. Thousands of them will be college students representing hundreds of Universities. The IlliniPAC…

University of Illinois hosts 'Women in Israeli Cinema' Conference

University of Illinois hosts ‘Women in Israeli Cinema’ Conference

The Program in Jewish Culture and Society at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hosting an international conference about women in Israeli film on Sunday, March 5th through Tuesday, March 7th, 2017. Titled “A Film of Her Own: Women in Israeli Cinema,” this three-day series features screenings, discussions, and…

Tower Tomorrow Fellowship The Israel Project IlliniPAC

Tower Tomorrow Fellowship: Work for The Israel Project!

Students: do you want to work for The Israel Project this summer? The Israel Project’s Tower Tomorrow Fellowship is an immersive internship program focused on writing and media advocacy open to students looking to make a career in journalism, foreign policy, or Israel activism. The Israel Project (TIP) is a…

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