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Mar 15, 2022, 1:46 PM
A poignant, humbling, inspirational and harrowing experience
Last week, I stood on the tarmac at Ben Gurion airport alongside UJIA colleagues and partners to welcome 140 new Ukrainian Olim to Israel. It was a poignant and humbling experience, inspirational and harrowing at the same time. The new arrivals had escaped the horror...
Jun 7, 2021, 7:40 PM
Strengthening hope in a shared society
I visited Israel last week, to witness first-hand the support that my organisation, UJIA, has made available in communities like Ashkelon that were under rocket fire from Gaza. But I also spent time in towns like Akko and Lod, where just three weeks earlier, riots...
Apr 2, 2020, 11:38 AM
Decision to cancel Israel tours was sad but inevitable
This week, UJIA Israel Experience took the painful decision to cancel this summer’s Israel Tours. In the current circumstances, and with no certainty as to when normality will return, the decision had become inevitable. To safeguard both the welfare of our participants and their parents’...
Jul 5, 2018, 11:49 PM
Wherefore Israel Engagement?
It has been six months since I took over as chairman of UJIA and the landscape has not become any easier. I took on this role because I passionately believe that our children and our grandchildren should have a deep and profound connection to Israel...
Feb 1, 2018, 12:35 PM
Young people’s support for Israel will be vital for us all
Becoming chairman of UJIA in the year Israel celebrates 70 years of independence gives me a huge sense of pride and purpose. As the leading charity for Israel in the UK, the approaching milestone gives us the opportunity to look closely at what has been,...
Louise Jacobs is Chairman, UJIA