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November 15, 2013 9:54 am

New Pro-Israel College Group Seeks to Turn Florida Success Into National Growth

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JNS.org A new pro-Israel campus organization is looking to tap into the success its founders had in Florida in order to cultivate future pro-Israel leaders around country.

Future Leaders of Israel (FLI) was recently created by Florida State University students who were the founders of the popular Florida Loves Israel conference, which each year brings together pro-Israel students from across Florida and has been ranked as the top Israel event nationwide by the Israel on Campus Coalition in the areas of visibility, support, and impact.

FLI says that it seeks to be a bridge between pro-Israel student groups on college campuses. Its mission is to build off the model and success of the Florida Loves Israel in order to “connect and unite these students and groups to learn from scholars, experts and each other about all aspects of Israeli life and culture.”

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“FLI will be able to connect student activists on campuses across the country like never before, to create bonds that surpass collegiate and even state boundaries. This type of interaction is desperately needed in the advocacy world as it will empower pro-Israel students everywhere, knowing that they have such a strong support system,” Rena Naser, FLI’s communication’s director, told JNS.org.

FLI says that the University of Pittsburgh will be the first campus outside of Florida to host its new conference.

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