The World Machal website compiled by dedicated volunteers over the last year is now online with interesting personal stories and records of all Machalniks that participated in Aliyah Bet, in the War of Independence and from 1956-1967. The address is www.machal.org.ilMore...
The only memorial to non Druze or Bedouin Muslim Arab Israeli soldiers is found near the village of Arara close to Umm al-Fahm in the North. Built by Youssef Jujah, the father of one of the fallen soldiers, he talks of his loss and his philosophy with much poignancy.More...
One of the first settlers on the Golan Heights after the Six-Day War of 1967, Ramona Bar-Lev is a passionate and dedicated activist on behalf of the Golan residents. Lydia Aisenberg describes Ramona's life and dreams in Qatzrin, the main town on the Golan Heights and her and her husband's determination never to give up this very strategic area.More...
As part of the centenary celebrations of the Kibbutz movements ex volunteers are invited to reconnect and join in the festivities in June 2011. Today only a handful of Kibbutzim accept volunteers from abroad but since the 1960’s thousands of volunteers have worked on the 270 kibbutzim in the movement. Many remained here and became Israeli citizens but most only stayed temporarily and returned to their own countries having had positive experiences to take home with them Contact the KPC website to join the celebrations.More...
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Kibbutz Degania and the Merhavia co-operative village near Afula. It is 80 years since Emek Hefer and Kfar Vitkin were started. We owe a great deal to the pioneers who struggled to develop these areas and set up strongholds for the future of the Jewish State. Gidom Levitas tells us how the Jewish National Fund and Canadian Zionists were involved in the purchasing of the land for these projects.More...
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