Sunday Feb 09, 2014
For centuries Africa was exploited by the colonialists. With its vast natural resources, wide geographic area, and its strategic significance, it attracted empires such the British and the French to set up their colonies in Africa. This left its mark on Africa, a continent which began to gain its independence in the decades following the 1950s. Israel played a significant role in the ‘nation-building’ of the newborn African states in...
Thursday Jan 02, 2014
Many parts of the Middle East are in turmoil. Israel, located right in the center of the region, has to tackle a great deal of regional challenges on its own. Scores of the Middle East's problems derive from the concept of environmental security; more specifically, from energy, water and food security, combined with land degradation and desertification, which are the key elements in past and current conflicts.
Photo: Samuel Willner...
Sunday Dec 01, 2013
Israel is a unique place, and although surrounded by many dangers that challenge it every day, it continues to survive against all odds. As a modern country it is still young, stretching from the white snowy slopes of Mount Hermon in the north to the coral beaches of Eilat by the Red Sea. The six hundred kilometers that separate these two locations can be described with tens of thousands of words and millions of stories. The country's...
Thursday Oct 24, 2013
Another day has come to an end; the sun is setting behind the mountains of the western Negev. Again the multiple solar power stations in the Arava Valley have produced green energy for the region. The dry desert climate is ideal for solar power generation; abundant sun, available land, innovation, and the striving for entrepreneurship have created flourishing businesses in the Arava Valley.
What brings people and businesses...
Monday Sep 02, 2013
What is hope and what is Zionism? What does it mean to carry a yearning of 2000 years and finally, to be able to walk on the streets of united Jerusalem? Barbara Goldstein, the Deputy Director of the Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America , and who also serves as a Member of Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael Board of Directors , has a very inspiring and unique personal story; a story that carried her through...