Developing technology, science and innovation in Israel is now taking place in the Negev, with Ben-Gurion University as its centre. Beersheva will soon become the home of Israel's cyber centre, one of the most advanced in the world. The Bengis Centre for Entrepreneurship and Hi-Tech Maintenance has already held two international seminars.

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The desert is hot!
Category: Israel
Issue No. 177
 

A member of the Israel Military History Society, after Operation Protective Edge Adrian participated in a trip to the area around Gaza to observe first hand places and people most affected in the recent war. His report covers what was, what remains, and plans for the future. The visit filled him with pride and admiration for the people of Israel.

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communities around Gaza
Category: Israel
Issue No. 177
 

Operation Tzuk Eitan caused endless grief and sorrow, but it also showed us another side – of warmth, caring and pulling together. One kind lady, seeing an injured soldier being transferred to a hospital, was so touched that she decided to make him a quilt. This led to their meeting and discovery of mutual friends.

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Quilt for a Wounded Soldier
Category: Israel
Issue No. 177
 

A heartbreaking report of the funeral of a young soldier, killed in Operation Protective Edge.

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A funeral
Category: Israel
Issue No. 176
 

Daniel and his team from the elite 669 rescue unit, is called on to save a pilot who has crashed into the sea. Every second counts as the team fulfills the duty they have been trained to do.

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When an F16I fighter crashes into the sea
Category: Israel
Issue No. 176
 

On a walk in the in the fields and orchards near her home Barbara came accross a row of sabras, or pricky pears that form a natural border. They reminded her of the term sabra which is used to describe true Israelis. She recalls the first settlers who settled the land, and how ever since, Israelis have been called upon to defend their country. She feels the sadness and tragedy of those who have given their lives for this cause.

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Reflections on the Sabra
Category: Israel
Issue No. 176
 

It's strange how one feels they know their own city, but when seen through someone else's eyes, amazingly, it's quite different. Sara Groundland describes a guided walking tour through Jerusalem. Their group discovered parks and alleys unknown to them and enjoyed several hours of wandering and wondering, listening to their learned guide's recounting of historical events and amusing anecdotes. They had an interesting time and learnt many things about their beautiful city.

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Stepping out for an amazing walking tour of Jerusalem
Category: Israel
Issue No. 176
 

The hiking group sets off from the coastal plain and into the Carmel highlands inland from Zichron Yaakov, a particularly scenic route. The first stop is at Bat Shlomo east of Zichron, and a stop at the stone house and museum of the Shwartzman family, who for 4 generations have been farming in the original manner of their grandfathers. The group climbs Mount Horshan, which has a rather weak spring, Ein Tut. The hike eventually ends at Nahal Taninim, which presumably once had crocodiles.

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In the footsteps of Baron Rothschild
Category: Israel
Issue No. 176
 

A poem describing the total destruction by Hamas rockets of a home in central Israel. Kaila Shabat depicts the despair of the family when they find that all their worldly possessions, all their memories and treasures, have been reduced to rubble.

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Above the crater
Category: Israel
Issue No. 176
 

The Nitzan Visitor’s Center tells the history of Gush Katif, the disputed area of the Gaza Strip that was taken in the Six-DayWar and vacated by the Sharon government in 2005. Marsha Stein takes a look at what happened to the settlers who left their homes.

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Whatever happened to Gush Katif?
Category: Israel
Issue No. 175
 
 
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