At Florida Atlantic University on April 3, students, many of whom knew little or nothing about Israel, were about to learn more about it from a map of Israel and the screening of The Forgotten Refugees. The Forgotten Refugees is a film which features the plight of the Jewish refugees who were expelled from Arab countries after the founding of the State of Israel. Students were able to learn about different parts of Israel from the map featured, such as that the valedictorian at the Technion was a Muslim woman, showcasing the freedoms afforded to everyone in Israel.
Students really loved the map because it allowed them to learn about Israel “in” Israel. In addition, over 60 people learned about Israel from the map and film screening. Educating students, especially those who know little or nothing about Israel is vital, as college campuses are the place where students’ opinions and positions are often formed.
Contributed by CAMERA Intern Eli Cohn.