Tag Archives: Old City

The battle for Jerusalem

Jerusalem has been under fire, both literally and diplomatically, for a long while now, but in recent weeks the situation has deteriorated sharply.  If the authorities, i.e Binyamin Netanyahu and his Public Security Minister Yitzchak Aharanovitch don’t get matters in … Continue reading

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Yom Yerushalayim 5774 – Jerusalem Reunification Day 2014

Yom Yerushalayim began tonight, marking the 47th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, as well as the liberation of Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights (and the Gaza Strip but that’s another story) in the 1967 Six Day War. The … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Too much matza, wine and sun have made me lose track of time and I’ve almost left it too late for this week’s Good News Friday edition, so this is going to be a quickie. An Israeli-developed item which is … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

It’s time for another Good News Friday installment and I apologize for publishing so close to Shabbat. My first item for this week is all about Israeli researchers who have engineered a heart of gold – literally! Scientists at Tel … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Once more a Good News Friday post appears after some tragic news.  But just as the celebrations of Independence Day directly follow on from the solemnity of Memorial Day, so Israelis feel the necessity in general to recover quickly from … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Pesach edition

Welcome to this week’s special chametz-free Good News Friday Pesach edition. :-) We start with the wonderful news that over Pesach the number of Jews living in Israel crossed the 6 million mark, making Israel the largest population centre of … Continue reading

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