Valerie Locke is a freelance writer for Breaking Israel News. Originally from Wisconsin, she did her undergraduate degree in Jewish Studies at the University of Michigan and then her master's degree in economics at IDC Herzliyah in Israel. She now lives in Milwaukee with her family.
Several influential American Orthodox Jewish organizations have welcomed President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Betsy DeVos as education secretary in his administration, seeing it as a harbinger of major reform which will ease the high costs of private Jewish schooling.
While the dust is still settling from Donald Trump’s surprising victory, many in Israel’s all-important tourism industry are wondering if there will be a positive impact on tourism to the Jewish State.