Wednesday, August 11, 2010

(NEWS) Foreign Bloggers Get Crash Course On All things Israel - UPDATED

"UPDATE: Video Added Below

StandWithUs hosts Web communicators to provide them with dose of local reality.

After blogging their way through a meeting with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, a wine festival, the intricate web of the Old City’s holy sites, Masada, the nightlife of Tel Aviv and more, a hand-picked group of four prolific online writers made their way to a hill in the capital’s southern neighborhood of Gilo on Tuesday afternoon and gazed out over the sprawling hillsides and sun-kissed minarets of Palestinian Authority- controlled Bethlehem.

The idea was to shift the focus of the bloggers’ trip – which until Tuesday had been spent familiarizing them with everyday life here and 'softer,' domestic issues – to the political and security realities facing the Jewish state and the often-tumultuous relationship Israel has with its Palestinian neighbors."

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