Today the Wall Street Journal reports that business owners from around the world are looking to tap into the strong Israel labor market, but are having trouble due to visa complications.
Colleges and universities are often a hotbed of anti-Semitism, and many pro-Israel students are intimidated and keep their heads down when passing an anti-Israel demonstration or when coming across an anti-Israel action. At Ohio University, members of the AEPi fraternity didn’t roll over and let people walk all over Israel.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem has created a scholarship fund for students returning to studies after being called up to active duty.
While it doesn’t make the news much these days, the relentless rocket attacks on Israel continue. On July 2nd, 2014, 19 rockets and mortars were launched by Palestinian terrorists aimed at innocent Israeli civilians.
Stories have emerged showing Palestinians around the world celebrating the three kidnapped, murdered Israeli teens as “3 Gilad Shalits,” in reference to the long-held Israeli captive.
Regular Israel visitor and travel hacker Jason Steele, a personal friend of mine, just wrote a great post on traveling to Israel for free. Jason’s in-laws live in Israel, and he takes his wife and two kids to Israel at least once a year for free thanks to airline rewards miles and points. If you are a US resident who travels to Israel regularly, be sure to check out this guide.
When media contributor Allen West made his way to DePaul University in Chicago to discuss the Arab-Israel conflict, he knew it was a charged and heated topic that would bring both supports and detractors of Israel. The maturity of the anti-Israel activists was very clear when they walked out on a series of facts about the history of Israel and the term “Palestine.”
Some companies quickly cave to anti-Semitic pressures, while others stand up against discrimination. I applaud Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) for standing up against the Tunisian government and taking their influence over valuable tourist dollars elsewhere.