Jewish Summer Camp 2021: Instead of Color Wars — Discussions of Conflict and Occupation

Pioneering program for U.S. Jewish summer camps, developed by the New Israel Fund, aims to present Israel in all its complex realities to American Jewish teens

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Toasting marshmallows around the campfire, splashing in a lake and competing in color wars are all images that come to mind when we think of classic summer camp activities. Comparing narratives about Jerusalem by reading the poetry of Israeli and Palestinian writers Yehuda Amichai and Mahmoud Darwish, or stepping into the shoes of Jewish, Christian and Muslim social justice activists? Not so much.

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