About 2,000 young Diaspora Jews in Israel as part of the Masa program gathered in northern Israel in a show of solidarity following this summer’s war. The group held a solidarity march through the city of Acre. Some arrived from Jerusalem, where they met with Knesset members and with soldiers who fought in Lebanon. Masa is a program supported by the Israeli government and the Jewish Agency for Israel that helps support young Diaspora Jews during long-term stays in Israel, in hopes that the experience will forge lasting ties to the country.
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.