If you are looking for a dynamic experience on your next visit to Jerusalem, I highly recommend a visit to the Tower of David Museum. Even if you’ve visited before, the revamped and updated museum opened its doors in June to the public after a three-year, US $50 million renewal and conservation upgrade. Many whoContinue Reading »
For 30 years, it has been my honor to work with Bridges for Peace, the last 18 of them as the international president and CEO. Throughout these years, even back to 1964 when our founder, Dr. G. Douglas Young, moved to Israel, Bridges for Peace has steadfastly stood with Israel. In 1967, Dr. Young usedContinue Reading »
Friday, 24 March 2023 | Jerusalem was named one of TIME magazine’s 50 most extraordinary travel destinations, as part of the publication’s third annual list of the World’s Greatest Places. TIME solicited nominations for the list—including countries, regions, cities and towns—from its international network of correspondents and contributors. “The locations must be enthralling, exciting, andContinue Reading »
At 16:00 on May 14, 1948—hours before sunset signaled the start of the Sabbath—David Ben-Gurion banged his gavel on the table to call the 250-strong crowd in the Tel Aviv Museum to order. “I shall now read to you the scroll of the Establishment of the State,” the architect of the modern State of IsraelContinue Reading »
Everyday life is an uncertain thing. We never really know when our best-laid plans will go awry, our happiness turn to sadness or our joy to mourning. Yet men have learned to live with that uncertainty, even harness it into an energy that keeps us going—looking forward and not back—hopefully always ready for the nextContinue Reading »
The words of the well-known Jewish blessing, the Shehecheyanu, are so very apt as we consider Israel’s Diamond Anniversary. “Blessed are You, Lord, our God, King of the universe, who has granted us life, and sustained us, and brought us to this time.” The Return “The first miracle is the idea of a people whoContinue Reading »
Monday, 13 March 2023 | Israel launched a four-day international exercise on Sunday simulating the reception of foreign aid in the event of a major earthquake. The drill will simulate all necessary emergency procedures, including the initial decision to request international assistance, integrating foreign rescue teams, receiving the aid and distributing it. The exercise isContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 8 March 2023 | Israel is working to expand the Abraham Accords with four other nations, Israel Hayom learned this week. Foreign Minister Eli Cohen is working to normalize ties with Mauritania, Somalia, Niger and Indonesia, sources said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is—of course—also involved in efforts behind the scenes, as are the US’sContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 10 January 2023 | Online genealogy platform MyHeritage announced on Sunday the publication of a database comprising 1.7 million records, covering immigration to Israel from 1919. The company called it “the Israeli equivalent of the famous ‘Ellis Island’ immigration database for the United States.” For more than a year, MyHeritage indexed thousands of publicContinue Reading »
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published the 2022 edition of its annual Education at a Glance report in October last year. In no less than 462 pages crammed with statistics, graphs, footnotes and summaries, the document compares and contrasts the state of education in 45 countries for the 2021/2022 school year, rankingContinue Reading »
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