Hasbara Fellowships

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Hasbara Fellowships is a program started by Aish HaTorah in 2001 in conjunction with Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to take Jewish students to Israel to train them in becoming more effective advocates for Israel on American campuses. It is run by Elliot Mathias. According to its website:

So far, Hasbara Fellowships has trained over 1,400 students on over 250 campuses, providing its participants with the information, tools, resources, and confidence to return to their campuses as leaders in the fight for Israel's image. The most critical aspects of the Fellowships program is the opportunity for Fellows to network with one another, learning from each other and sharing experiences about Israel activism.[1]



  1. Hasbara Fellowships In Israel, IsraelActivism.com, accessed July 17 2010