Created and manned by volunteer soldiers of the IDF, this website invites questions related to the Israeli-Arab conflict, the IDF, or any related soldier matters, from anyone in the world. The questions are all answered by the volunteers and the website is proving most successful in encouraging open discussion.

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FRIEND-A-SOLDIER
Category: Israel
Issue No. 161
 

Leaving Syria and his family as a young boy of ten, we read of Ovadia’s physical and emotional adventures in reaching Israel and a new beginning. Personal challenges and a life of service to fellow refugees have followed with resulting honor.

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OVADIA SHVIKA – FROM SYRIA TO ISRAEL VIA LEBANON
Category: Israel
Issue No. 161
 

The new development of the Tahana in Tel Aviv is a popular center of tourist interest. This story tells the history of the first railway lines between Jaffa/Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and the early railway connections in Israel.

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THE RAILWAY STATION OF JAFFA
Category: Israel
Issue No. 161
 

Lee Diamond discusses the changing values in the Israeli society as a result of social protest in the early days of Havat Kineret and today in Rothschild Boulevard

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HAVAT KINERET & ROTHSCHILD BOULEVARD
Category: Israel
Issue No. 161
 

Lydia Aisenberg describes her meeting with Ali Beurat, a bedouin whose family has lived in Wadi Ara for generations. The family surprisingly has a herd of camels and Ali explains to Lydia how this came about.

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CAMELS IN THE WADI
Category: Israel
Issue No. 161
 

The anticipation of awaiting that first all-important Army letter is graphically described by Moriel Schottlender. Which unit? What base? Where? What assignment? are some of the many questions posed by a new recruit.

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THE SUMMER I WAS SEVENTEEN
Category: Israel
Issue No. 161
 

AWIS is an international organization that benefits Israeli soldiers. Established 60 years ago individual groups all over the world sponsor specific projects for the Association of the Wellbeing of Israel’s soldiers. Recently the Peltz family came from Australia to officially open the clubhouse that had been built with funds they had raised.

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ANGLOS GIFT TO OUR SOLDIERS
Category: Israel
Issue No. 161
 

Isaac Ochberg is not a well known name here in Israel but he was a great benefactor in the early 20th century. He bought land for the JNF, supported the Hebrew University and rescued many orphans from the Ukraine in the 1920’s. A memorial park and museum will be dedicated in his name in the summer of 2011.

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REMEMBERING ISAAC OCHBERG Benefactor, Tsadik, Father of Orphans
Category: Israel
Issue No. 160
 

Anglo-Saxon Ilan Hirschovitz and his family continue to follow their sons army service. Finishing his basic training with an honour from his commanding officer he moves on to advanced training. The family is adding to their vocabulary with words of army slang and look forward to his safe return home at weekends.

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IDF BASIC TRAINING COMES TO AN END
Category: Israel
Issue No. 160
 

Current Norwegian ambassador to Israel, Svein Sevje, enjoys visiting Kibbutz Mishmar Ha Emek where he served as a volunteer in 1968 and 1971 recalling those carefree years exchanging ideas with a Norwegian member of today’s kibbutz.

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NORWEGIAN AMBASSADOR LOOKS BACK TO MISHMAR HAEMEK
Category: Israel
Issue No. 160
 
 
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