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
 

Melanie Philips on a recent visit to Israel clearly described the successful propaganda war of misinformation that finds Israel fighting the rampant campaign of deligitimization. Here we read of Ican and Cohav, volunteer organizations, fighting to regain the moral high ground from our enemies.

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THE BATTLE OF HEARTS & MINDS-Over 100 volunteer propaganda groups around the world work hard to help balance and fight the deligitimization of Israel
Category: Israel
Issue No. 160
 

The War of Attrition crisis in Israel in March 1969 brought many volunteers to Israel. Uri Milunsky, a qualified anaesthetist came from South Africa with 3 doctor colleagues. In spite of the initial lack of organisation they enjoyed their time spent here working in the burns unit at Tel Hashomer and led to more involvement here when they returned to South Africa.

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MEMOIRS OF 1969 (1974)
Category: Israel
Issue No. 160
 

A fascinating description of a short visit to Israel by a young London radio journalist interested in studying the various cultures and diverse organizations working towards a peaceful solution to the turmoil of the Middle East. From Tel Aviv to the Galilee to Jerusalem – to the West Bank meeting with protagonists of peace - an amazing journey.

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WHEN HIGHGATE MET HADAR YOSEF-A first look at Israel by a budding radio jounalist
Category: Israel
Issue No. 160
 

The Netzak Yehuda battalion was established for Haredi Youth in 1999. Starting with 30 soldiers it has now grown to a fully functioning combat unit of over 1,000 young men. The soldiers all volunteer for a full army life knowing that all the religious laws will be followed. It is helping to bridge the gap between haredi and non-religious Israeli youth.

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HAREDI BATTALION IN THE IDF
Category: Israel
Issue No. 160
 
 
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