A 78-year-old diary shares the experiences and insights of a young British woman who sailed to the Middle East in 1933-1934 and travelled to sites in Egypt and Palestine.

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Hetty Smiths Diary on a Trip to Egypt & Palestine 1933-34
Category: Israel
Issue No. 167
 

When camping doesn’t appeal to you anymore, try glamping, which is on the rise in Israel. Glamping is camping with hot showers, mattresses, pillows, clean bathrooms, outdoor kitchens, and already-pitched tents. Here’s one such experience in the Golan Heights.

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Glamping in the Golan
Category: Israel
Issue No. 167
 

What a variety of things were seen in this 10m kilometer ESRA walk along the underdeveloped beach in northern Israel. Archeological excavation, crusader remains, Atlit military camp, now a museum. Nature’s presence was everywhere including unique sand stone ridges, turtles who nest on the beach and wonderful fields of purple thyme.

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Where in the world
Category: Israel
Issue No. 166
 

Brenda Katten makes a notable stand by displaying how important it is for Ethiopian immigrants in Israel to sustain their old traditions, regarding family hierarchy, language and cultural traditions.

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Is history repeating itself?
Category: Israel
Issue No. 166
 

The Bnei Israel Indian Community is widespread in Israel, and efforts are being made to unite these Jews from India and support The Indian Jewish Heritage Center. A meeting where two female Indian Jewish authors – one an Israeli resident and the other on a visit from India were the main speakers is summarized here by June Levy.

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A gathering with Indian authors
Category: Israel
Issue No. 166
 

Lydia Aisenberg vividly recalls the Yom Kippur War when she was living on a kibbutz with her husband and toddler son. She remembers how her husband and the kibbutz members reacted to the news of the war, within hours the men went off to fight and a new routine descended on the kibbutz.

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YOM KIPPUR 1973 – A Family Affair
Category: Israel
Issue No. 166
 

Brought up in New York, Helen Bar Lev lived at the absorption center in Ramle when she came to live in Israel in 1973. People of many backgrounds lived there, bringing with them the culture of the lands they came from. With this background, the Yom Kippur War and the death of her brother made her feel truly Israeli and absorbed her very quickly into this country.

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October 1973
Category: Israel
Issue No. 166
 

As the rockets fall at 2am, residents of Ashkelon have only 20 seconds to rush into their safe rooms or shelters. What happens if they are caught outside when the sirens go off? The local hospital too, which is inadequately protected, is exposed to the rockets and cannot function when it is most needed. The doctors are both Israeli and Arab doctors and they treat Israeli and Arab patients.

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I often wonder...
Category: Israel
Issue No. 166
 

Now in her 80’s, Tamar Snir remembers how in 1948 she was captured by Jordanian soldiers. Frozen with fear, one of her captors, a Jordanian soldier, puts his Keffiya around her shoulders to keep her warm. After a week King Abdullah released all the female prisoners and took them back to their homes.

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THE JORDANIAN KEFFIYA and the BRITISH ARMY BISCUIT TIN
Category: Israel
Issue No. 165
 

Why does a young IDF cadet go AWL (absent without leave)? What makes life for a new recruit so stressful? The incident arouses the fear of a father whose son is serving in the army.

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An Israeli Air Force Cadet goes missing
Category: Israel
Issue No. 165
 
 
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