Area A, Area B and Area C—no, these are not part of a children’s rhyme or spy codenames. They are actually terms referring to who controls what in Judea and Samaria (also known as the West Bank), which has had a major impact on Israel’s security in the last 20 years. Originally intended to beContinue Reading »
One of the leading influences in our rapidly developing age is the instantaneous ability to connect with millions of people through the click of a button. Your personal feelings can be shared as fact. You can gather around those who share your views and argue with those who don’t from behind the safety of aContinue Reading »
Prime Minister Netanyahu recently remarked that “the peace between Israel and Egypt is robust; it is a strategic peace benefitting both countries.” Yet, a mere 50 years ago, Egypt was so hostile toward Israel that they were party to the Khartoum Resolution which contained the infamous Three No’s: “no peace with Israel, no recognition ofContinue Reading »
I knew Hannah Behar was extraordinary the first time she cupped my cheeks in her age-gnarled hands and called me habibti (Arabic term of endearment). At 86, Behar—a friend’s grandmother who welcomed me in her home as a daughter—was the picture of vitality and spunk. Her exceptional character, I learned, was forged in the firesContinue Reading »
“I think not going is losing.” — Gili Cohen Gili Cohen first hit the judo mat when she was four years old. An Israeli citizen from Ra’anana, just 20 minutes north of Tel Aviv, the 26-year-old is now a leading judoka who competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics. In October, she climbed the podium atContinue Reading »
What’s it like to be a fish? As human beings we are dependent on the air we breathe, so unless we scuba dive or snorkel, avenues to enter a watery environment are quite limited. Therefore, the underwater world is a mystery to most of us. Aquariums, large and small, give us a chance to seeContinue Reading »
All Jewish holidays have special food customs. Tu BiShvat, or the New Year for Trees, is celebrated on the 15th of Shevat (usually in February). The holiday originated as a way to calculate the age of trees. The first three years, no fruit may be eaten. Fruit produced in the fourth year belonged to GodContinue Reading »
Jerusalem: Capital of Israel “Israel, like all nations, has the right to determine its capital city…It is simple common sense that foreign embassies be located there. In virtually every country in the world, U.S. embassies are located in the host country’s capital city. Israel should be no different…Our actions are intended to help advance theContinue Reading »
Hydroponic solutions for growing plants aren’t new. Sir Francis Bacon mentioned the process in a book published in 1627! There are many benefits derived from this method of growing food: it conserves water, eliminates the need for pesticides, utilizes waste products for nutrients and makes weeding unnecessary! Employing the creativeness for which they are famous,Continue Reading »
Imagine completely eliminating the need for privacy shades and curtains in the windows of your home. No more need to take heavy drapes to the laundromat…no more concern about the curtain pulls and their safety for young children. An Israeli startup, Gauzy, launched in 2009, has a patented process for combining film technology into glass.Continue Reading »
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