Jan 4, 2013  By Jewish National Fund  Category: Travel,

Caravan for Democracy, Day 1

Adrian Paneto, Junior, University of Florida

On the first day of the leadership mission, we learned, understood, emphasized and shared an experience that ranged from visiting significant religious sites and monuments to highly discussed geographical areas that contain the memories of past and current political struggles. Having had such a rich experience, I have not only come to see beyond my immediate frame, but also to accept and attempt to understand the complexity that is Israel. Israel could be compared to an onion, one that has to be peeled layer by layer to be understood. In the end, the day was marked by moments that will not be soon forgotten.