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
 

Discussion of the widely varying viewpoints about the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, even among those who consider themselves friends of Israel.

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Reflections on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
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Since 2006 Eretz Nehederet has been reintroducing Israelis into the exploration and understanding of their land. Last year a new program called Matnat Shichrur was introduced specifically for IDF soldiers who have completed their compulsory military service. Modeled on the Birthright Israel concept, it is a free10 day encounter with Israel.

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IDF Demobilization Gift
Category: Israel
Issue No. 165
 

Was lovely in Haifa

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Was lovely in Haifa
Category: Israel
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An interesting opportunity for the public to assist in the excavation work under professional supervision at the national park of Apollonia during August.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ARCHEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION IN HERZLIYA
Category: Israel
Issue No. 165
 

Recently the issue of refugees and asylum seekers, and particularly those in South Tel Aviv, has been in the news - and not in a good way. This article moves behind the rhetoric to explore what is actually happening on the ground.

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Refugees in Israel: An Inside Look
Category: Israel
Issue No. 165
 

Reflections of a tourist guide on being hit by a stone thrown by a 10-year old boy during the first intifada (1987 – 1993) in the Wadi Ara village of Barta’a, part of which ended up on the West Bank side of the 1949 drawn Armistice Line and part on the Israeli side, and how she goes on even after that taking visitors to Barta’a.

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What a difference a stone makes …
Category: Israel
Issue No. 165
 

Young offenders are becoming good citizens through caring for exotic birds at the Wing of Love Wildlife Sanctuary. As each bird is different and needs to be cared for in different ways, so too the young offenders require individual care, understanding and patience. The Wildlife Park allows the young offenders to flourish and become productive members of society. At the same time, the exotic birds are cared for and brought back to full health because of the dedication, patience and care by the young offenders.

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Birds of a Feather at Wing of Love
Category: Israel
Issue No. 165
 

How does a new immigrant mother cope with seeing her son in his IDF uniform? Aviva Luden confronts the new reality of making living in Israel, with its attendant fears and hopes of war and peace in Aliyah Angst, Our Soldiers, Our Sons.

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Aliyah Angst, Our Soldiers, Our Sons
Category: Israel
Issue No. 164
 
 
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