Monday May 13, 2013
(By Lara Robinson)
I am sitting on the second floor of a Loveat café on Nahalat Binyamin in central Tel Aviv. A rust-colored dog wanders over, sniffs my hiking boots and gobbles up a piece of feta that fell out of my sandwich. I have been in Israel 230 days.
I landed in Ben Gurion Airport for the first time in 2012. Like many young Jewish-Americans, I participated in a Birthright trip. Before, Israel was...
Sunday Apr 28, 2013
(By Scott Krane)
The recent situation of Islamic terror in Algeria and Mali present matters both connected and independent of one another: on the one hand, the cost of oil production will go up, yet not cease; foreign workers will work in the region for companies such as BP, Statoil from Norway and Algeria’s own state energy firm, Sonatrach, at their own peril. However, the situation...
Wednesday Apr 17, 2013
By Jamila Mammadova
On 20 March 2013, Reuters reported on the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin’s, desire to see Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow. Mr. Putin congratulated Mr. Netanyahu over the formation of his new government by sending an invitation letter with no specified dates in it. It has been also reported that the invitation came just before the United States President...
Friday Mar 22, 2013
(By Yisrael Rosenberg)
President Obama: “Baruch HaBa L’Eretz Yisrael!” - Welcome to the Land of Israel!
Ancient Jewish law requires that Jews say a special blessing upon seeing a true leader (“king”) of the nations of the world:
“Blessed is He who gave of His honor to mortal human beings.”
[Source: Shulhan Aruch (“The Set Table”), the Authoritative Code of...
Tuesday Jan 08, 2013
(By Laura Kelly)
Last Thursday night I was talking to a 17-year-old American boy. The location was a trendy Tel Aviv bar but this story isn’t about underage drinking. Illegality aside, the boy was clearly enamored talking with me. To him Iwas a 25 year-old-woman with adventurous life experience. He asked me what I do in Israel. I smiled and said, “I’m a journalist.”
What I failed to mention is that I...