1,000 high school students from France say ‘Bonjour’ to Israel


Keren Hayesod & the Jewish Agency bring the 11th group of Jewish French high school students to Israel for a week-long educational trip.

Jewish Agency chief Natan Sharansky heads list of guests at the graduation students’ celebration in Jerusalem.

By Yori Yalon

Some 1,000 French high school students who arrived in Israel for a week-long educational trip took part in a celebratory event at the Jerusalem International Convention Center.

French high school students in Jerusalem on Thursday – Photo: Uri Lenz

Event guests included Jewish Agency CEO Natan Sharansky and Keren Hayesod France Chairman Richard Prasquier.

The graduation trip, entitled “High School Seniors in Blue and White,” brought students to Israel from 25 Jewish schools in France.

This group marks the 11th cycle of the trip, a project initiated by the Jewish Agency with support from the Keren Hayesod. The group’s tours are organized by the Jewish Agency’s educational subsidiary Israel Experience.

View original Israel Hayom publication at: http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=14159