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
 

How to really see the stars and night sky – Join a trip to the desert north of Eilat with Eitan Schawartz. With the naked eye and the help of a green laser and a telescope the most amazing beautiful vista can be seen.

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Whats Up in Eilat?
Category: Israel
Issue No. 164
 

Get some exercise and fresh air for the whole family while contributing to a good cause: Come and Walk for Benji’s Home takes place on Friday May 4th. The home is built in memory of Benji Hillman, a major who was killed in the Lebanon War, three weeks after his wedding and is intended to provide a home for lone soldiers. Marian Lebor gives the details.

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COME AND WALK FOR BENJI’S HOME
Category: Israel
Issue No. 164
 

Lydia Aisenberg shares her delight at Gilad Shalit’s release - a child of Israel who became every one's son. She then takes us to the West Bank and sees the joy of parents and friends of one of the terrorists released in the transfer of prisoners. A thought provoking story of identification and hope.

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THE SOLDIER AND THE TERRORIST
Category: Israel
Issue No. 163
 

Ownership, Furnishings, Repairs, Taxes, Securities, Change of Ownership, Length of Rental are the subjects discussed in this article which is intended as general information and should not be deemed legal advice.

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Renting an Apartment in Israel: A Primer
Category: Israel
Issue No. 163
 

Negative stereotypes and barriers are difficult to break, but ZAKA, a haredi life-saving, rescue and recovery volunteer organization is doing just that. Religious leaders - rabbis, qadis, sheikhs, priests and imams, signed a declaration of cooperation, issuing a joint call to members of their respective communities to join ZAKA as volunteers.

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ZAKA: a haredi organization that breaks down barriers and stereotypes
Category: Israel
Issue No. 163
 

This article explores the significance of a recently discovered treasure trove of historic documents in the Pre-state Arabic language newspaper Falastin. Over 30,000 pages of articles from the ‘30s and ‘40s, including photographs and political cartoons are now available to view.

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FAST FORWARD TO THE PAST WITH HELP FROM UNESCO
Category: Israel
Issue No. 163
 
 
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