Hundreds of young people are gathering in Kfar Etzion for the 23rd annual Bnei Akiva conference. The event will take place over the next four days. To be discussed are issues pertaining to youth including army service and Jewish unity. Kfar Eztion is located in the Gush Etzion region of Judea and was the site of a fierce battle in the war of 1948. Bnei Akiva was founded in 1929. The movement's slogan is "Torah v’Avodah," literally, Torah and labor, but generally translated as a combination of religious commitment and study with work on the land of Israel.