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Seeing Israel, Beyond The Conflict

Dr. Tuvia Book is education director of Write On For Israel and author of “For The Sake Of Zion,” a curriculum of Israel studies.

Tuvia Book with IDF Spokesman Peter Lerner, talking about the challenges of defending Israel's military to the international press.

Tuvia Book with IDF Spokesman Peter Lerner, talking about the challenges of defending Israel's military to the international press.

One message conveyed directly to the 42 high school seniors visiting Israel last month as part of the Write On For Israel program was that the Israel Defense Force seeks to maintain the highest moral standards.

Write On, a project of The Jewish Week, is a two-year educational program for high school juniors and seniors from public, private and Jewish day schools to prepare them for the Mideast debate on campus. A highlight of the program, in which I serve as education director, is a week-long mission to Israel for seniors where they meet top Israeli journalists, government officials, military officers and a range of change makers in Israeli society, both Jews and Arabs.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT THE NY JEWISH WEEK HERE.