Friday, 23 February 2018 | Meteorologists have wavered back and forth about whether or not to call the winter of 2017-18 a continuation of the drought Israel has experienced over the four previous years. December was abnormally dry but the month January produced a fair amount of precipitation. This resulted in a cautious pronouncement inContinue Reading »
Thursday, 22 February 2018 | My name is Sgt. Peleg and I serve as a combat soldier in the Search and Rescue Brigade. I enlisted to the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] almost three years ago, in March 2015, which means that I’m almost done with my military service. Looking back, it was an amazing experienceContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 | In response to increasing traffic and a growing economy, Ben Gurion Airport opened a new wing that can accommodate 1,800 more passengers per hour, The Jerusalem Post reported Friday. At current rate of growth, Israel’s international airport is expected to handle 25 million passengers in 2019, which would make BenContinue Reading »
Friday, 26 January 2018 | It has been a wonderfully “wet” week in Jerusalem as well as in other parts of the country. According to Ynetnews, Israel’s meteorological services said that “the January figures brought about a slight change in trend” [from four consecutive years of drought]. In addition Ynetnews reported that “Metro-Tech now estimatesContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 | The Minister of Construction and Housing Yoav Gallant and Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky recently laid the cornerstone of the largest housing project for senior citizens ever constructed in Israel. Four hundred seventy-one apartments will be built for Holocaust survivors and immigrants inContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 | The Transportation and Finance Ministries presented plans Sunday for five new light rail lines and 27 kilometers [16.8 mi] of tracks, set to cover Jerusalem by 2024. By the time the network expansion is complete, half of Jerusalem’s population will live within a five minute walk of a train station.Continue Reading »
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 | While December was a dry month in Israel, January began with a significant amount of moisture falling in the northern, coastal and central areas of Israel. Over the period from January 3rd through January 6th, the level of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) rose 7 centimeters (2.75 in). During theContinue 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 logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. All other materials are property of Bridges for Peace. Copyright © 2021.
Website Site Design by J-Town Internet Services Ltd. - Based in Jerusalem and Serving the World.