Kesher Israel

Israel Update 2023

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Kesher Israel at Or Zarua

Or Zarua has a strong commitment to the State of Israel. We inspire our community to deepen connections with Israelis, Israeli culture and the modern State of Israel. We aim to make an Israel relationship an inspiring part of Jewosh life. Our aim is to offer cultural and informational programs, celebrate Israeli calendar holdiays and civil observances and to support the American-Israel relationship. Kesher Israel, Connection with Israel, is our banner language for this aspect of our communal pursuits. The Hebrew word “kesher” means linkage and connection, and encourages connecting with the Holy Land, the Modern State of Israel, Hebrew as a heritage and modern language and feeling a part of the miracle of the return of Jewish people to our homeland.

We feature a wide array of activities including film screenings, Israel advocacy on campus sessions, and our annual attendance as the Salute to Israel Parade.

Israel’s Contributions to the World

As part of our ‘kesher’ or connection with Israel, we thought it would be helpful to highlight weekly some of Israel’s more recent contributions to the world, and hope you will share our pride in Israel.

Israel Shares with Other Countries:

Israeli and Moroccan Scientists to Jointly Develop Renewable Energy Tech (Algemeiner)

Israel and Morocco on Thursday signed a cooperation agreement to jointly advance renewable energy technology solutions, in another banner agreement between the two countries since the two countries normalized relations in 2020. The agreement, which was signed at a ceremony at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University was attended by Shasha-Biton, the Head of the Liaison Office of the Kingdom of Morocco to the State of Israel H.E. Abderrahim Beyyoudh, a Moroccan delegation of senior officials and scientists, Israeli scientists, and senior Israeli energy company officials. Relations between Israel and Morocco have continued to deepen since their normalization agreement between the two countries was signed in 2020 under the US-brokered Abraham Accords.

Resources
As part of our “kesher” or connection with Israel, these websites/organizations provide knowledge about current developments in Israeli culture, environment, healthcare, etc. as well as the general issue of anti-Semitism/anti-Zionism and in particular on the college campus:

Act for Israel · AIPAC · AJC · Algemeiner · Amcha Initiative · Camera · Daily Alert · Honest Reporting · Israel 21c · Jewish Virtual Library · JNF · Myths and Facts · Shurat HaDin · StandWithUs · The Israel Project · The Lawfare Project · Times of Israel · United with Israel