ADL SENDS AMERICAN CAMPUS EDITORS TO ISRAEL AND
POLAND FOR FIFTH ANNUAL FINKELSTEIN MEMORIAL STUDY MISSION
New York, NY, July 1, 1997...Editors of American college and university
newspapers will embark on a study mission this summer sponsored by the Anti-Defamation
League (ADL) to Israel and Poland. They will meet with officials, local
media, and community leaders and travel around the countries, visiting religious
and historic sites August 14 - 26.
"ADL is proud to provide this unique opportunity to student editors
to learn about the lessons of the Holocaust and experience the ancient
history and current culture of Israel," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL
National Director. "Because of the situation in the Middle East and
the ongoing Arab-Israeli Peace Process, Israel is often the focus of media
attention. The complexity of events within Israel and the challenge of
reporting those events require our future journalists, who are now shaping
dialogue on campuses, to have an understanding of the people and cultures
on which they report that can only come from firsthand exposure."
Twelve students from colleges and universities around the country will
participate in the fifth annual Albert Finkelstein Memorial Study Mission
to Israel and Poland for Campus Newspaper Editors. In Poland students will
visit major sites of the Holocaust, including Auschwitz and the area once
occupied by the Warsaw and Krakow ghettos.
The students will then travel to Israel to learn about the history of
the Jewish State and its contemporary achievements and challenges. They
will meet with decision-makers on all sides of the political spectrum, government
and military officials, peace negotiators, Palestinian representatives,
local faculty and students, and the American press corps.
The mission is made possible by a gift from Bidi Finkelstein, a Philadelphia
and Palm Beach philanthropist and honorary life member of the ADL National
Commission. She established the program in memory of her late husband,
who initially conceived the idea of the study mission.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.