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
 

The Israel National Trail is 1000 kilometers long and runs from the Dan Nature Reserve in the north to Eilat in the south, without crossing the green line. It is enjoyed by hikers, cyclists and jeep travelers. Nancy Tamir recounts its history

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Trail that covers the country
Category: Israel
Issue No. 175
 

An interesting tidbit of history in the form of a translation of the writer Dr. Yossi Beilin's account published in 2013 about Hebrew becoming the dominant language in pre-State Israel. It includes a reference to EZRA, an organization set up in Europe in 1901, and a response by Dr. Avshalom Kor.

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What’s in a name – or in a language?
Category: Israel
Issue No. 175
 

Pamela Peled discusses the response of the Creative Community for Peace (CCFP) to persistent pleas to entertainers to boycott Israel. She talks with CCFP’s director, Laura Melman, to learn how the organization attempts to make artists part of the solution.

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You can’t always get what you want
Category: Israel
Issue No. 175
 

David Smith does ‘Service for Israel’ with Sar El every year. His latest stint coincided with Typhoon Haiyan, which devasted the Philippines. Here’s his report

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Typhoon blew in just as we reached Sar El base
Category: Israel
Issue No. 175
 

A warm tribute to the late Stanley Medicks, Chairman of the British, Scandinavian and European Machal, at the inauguration of The Stanley Medicks Machal Room in the Michael Levin Center for Lone Soldiers in Tel Aviv. The event was attended by many who initiated the project together with Machal. The exhibit highlighting the heroic and inspiring history of volunteering by Jews and non-Jews from abroad, who rallied to the defense of the State of Israel will be on permanent display at the Tel Aviv Center

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Walls have heroes: Inspiring stories of the fight for Israel
Category: Israel
Issue No. 175
 

Report on the positive address made by MK Isaac (Buji) Herzog in January when he was a guest speaker for ESRA.  The challenges that Israel faces were discussed and included a lively questions and answers session resulting in a huge audience response. Mr. Herzog believes that ' Peace with the Palestinians is feasible and now is the time to be proactive and aim for an agreement.'

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Now is the time to be proactive on peace
Category: Israel
Issue No. 174
 

An amusing take on the quirky, sometimes annoying and often heart-warming incidents that Sybil has encountered and "could only happen in Israel".

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Incidents that cry out: ‘They could only happen here’
Category: Israel
Issue No. 174
 

Skills and experience were acceptable to prospective employers, but investing time and effort to train someone only to have him return to the U.S. was unacceptable. One employer was willing to take the chance after a poignant observation is made.

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I walked into a job by telling the boss I was walking out!
Category: Israel
Issue No. 174
 

In a poem written more than 10 years ago, the poet describes a visit to the hospital ward for flu victims. Memories of the holocaust still overshadow life for these old and suffering survivors as they lie in their hospital beds.

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Reflections on the flu season
Category: Israel
Issue No. 174
 
 
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