Israel demographics – Update

Ahead of Jewish New Year, Israel’s population stands at 8.585 million As Israel prepares to ring in the Jewish New Year, the Central Bureau of Statistics released a report on Tuesday estimating its p...

The Middle East and Water

Daniel Pipes has a good article about the state of water in the various Middle East countries. Iran is in difficult straits, such that up to 70% of the population may have insufficient supply.  It...

Israel helping the Senegalese

With all the politics, it’s easy to forget all the great things that the tiny country of Israel is doing to help countries and people around the world. As we enjoy our Chanukah latkas (at a par...

Israelis working on tackling Ebola

Scientists from the Ben Gurion University are working to develop a strategy to confirm immunity against Ebola. In addition, an app on the Israeli platform SNAPP is helping care workers in West Africa...

Love potion 99

It’s not politics, but you’ve got to love this new Israeli love potion idea that is helping to protect grapes from an insect attack. See here  

Israel moves ahead

When you think Israel is being buffetted politically,  this positive article about Israel’s strength comes out in Arutz Sheva Israel Among Ten Most Powerful Nations In World Recent study of Nat...

Israel to show the way at the UN

A great idea by Israel will have them conducting a forum intending to allow any state, regardless of whether it has diplomatic ties with Israel, to take advantage of modern technologies and Israeli k...

Gaza farmers attend conference in Israel

Beyond all the rhetoric, it’s good to be reminded about what actually happens in Israel.  So here is a report of 50 farmers from Gaza attending a conference in Tel Aviv – promoting their ...

Unification Lite in Jerusalem

A very interesting article in the Times of Israel describing the effect the new Light Rail system has had in Jerusalem, and how it is gently and gradually resulting in greater integration.  See here ...

Beshallach – the long way is the short way

Going out of Egypt was not the end of the story. G-d wanted the Israelites to get to the Promised Land, but, as this Parsha begins, the way through the Philistine territory (through Gaza) was too sho...