Needed: Real Zionist Education, Not Hasbara

By Gil Troy

Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), 2003

The author argues that "hasbara" (translated as interpretation or propaganda) has failed to prepare Jewish college students to be effective advocates for Israel. He asserts that educators need to provide students with a rich and balanced understanding of the relationship between Israel and the Jewish people. By studying Israel in context and with balance, students will emerge with a robust Jewish and Zionist identity. He provides specific guidelines and goals for improving Israel education.

Topic: Diaspora Relations, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Jewish Identification, Education, Israel's Impact on American Jewry, Israel Advocacy, Hasbara

Name of Publication: Jewish Education News

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Genre: Brief

Language: English

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Troy, Gil. Needed: Real Zionist Education, Not Hasbara. Jewish Education News. Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE). 2003:


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