Posts by dashcunm

June 21: The Last Day–with Sikkuy, by Meagan Dashcund

Our last meeting was with Sikkuy, an NGO comprised of both Israeli Jewish and Arab citizens who work within the Green Line to create complete equality for the Arab Palestinian and Jewish citizens of Israel. The name, Sikkuy, is actually a shared Jewish and Arabic word that means opportunity or chance, which demonstrates the commitment […]

June 14: Shared Pain, by Meagan Dashcund

For what turned into the most emotional experience of the trip, the group had gathered into a Hebrew University International School’s classroom. We first met with two individuals, Moira Jilani and Rami Elhanan, from the NGO Palestinian Israeli Bereaved Families for Peace. This organization is responsible for bringing together families –Israeli or Palestinian – who […]

June 6: Jerusalem Old City and Brig. Gen. Yossi Kuperwasser, by Lisa Teitelbaum and Meagan Dashcund

Today we toured the Old City. We had already visited this area during our free time and knew a little bit about the history, so it was nice to go back with an official tour guide. We met our tour guide, Yossi, outside of Jaffa Gate. We began by talking about sacred spaces, their meanings […]

May 25: The Yishuv–Museum of the First Aliya and Atlit Detention Center, by Meagan Dashcund

19 hours after touching down in Tel Aviv, the group woke up early to begin our day exploration of Israel. We met our tour guide for the day, a Hebrew University student named Dolev, and traveled to Atlit Detention Center Museum via bus. We learned that the camp was built during the British Mandate for […]

Meagan Dashcund

Hi, my name is Meagan. I’m a rising Junior at Dickinson and I’m from Hamilton, Massachusetts. I am a double-major in International Studies and Religion, concentrating on the Middle East and security studies, and am minoring in Arabic. In the Fall, I will be traveling to Amman, Jordan to study Arabic further. At Dickinson, I am member […]