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Focus on Israeli humanitarianism: Eye from Zion

7 Tishri 5773 – September 23, 2012
Eye from Zion, established in 2007 by Israeli businessman Nati Marcus, is a humanitarian organization dedicated to giving the gift of sight to poor people in developing countries.

Postcard from Israel – Hatzav

29 Elul 5772 – September 16, 2012
Drimia Maritima, or the Sea Squill, is known in Hebrew as Hatzav (from the word Hatzeva; quarrying, hewing or tunnelling) probably due to the ability...

9-11: A Note with Five Words & Two Numbers

27 Elul 5772 – September 13, 2012
Randy Scott’s family believed he had died instantly on September 11, 2001. Ten years after the attack, a note thrown out the window of the South Tower shortly after impact was discovered and identified using DNA tests. It was written by Scott minutes before he perished.

UNRWA Gaza Head Blames Anyone but Hamas

25 Elul 5772 – September 12, 2012
UNRWA Gaza chief Robert Turner’s “prescription” for saving Gaza’s Palestinians, set out in an article on the Guardian's Comment is Free site, is based on a severe case of historical myopia. For it’s the one word that Mr. Turner neglected to use in his anti-Israel screed that is in fact behind Gaza’s rapidly devolving state: Hamas.
Stones telling the story of David's victory over Goliath on the path up to Tel Azekah in Israel.

Postcard from Tel Azekah

22 Elul 5772 – September 9, 2012
In the Judean lowlands, rising above the Elah Valley, lies Tel Azeka (also Azekah) – mentioned numerous times in Biblical texts. Perhaps most famously, it is associated with the story of David and Goliath, which is etched into blocks of stone set by the path up to the top of the Tel, its dramatic ending overlooking the Elah Valley below on one side and views as far as the Mediterranean coast on the other.
Mount Tabor

Postcard from Mount Tabor

15 Elul 5772 – September 2, 2012
Mount Tabor, standing 575 meters above sea level at the eastern end of the Jezreel Valley, is the site of the battle fought by Deborah and Barak against the Canaanite king Sisera, according to the Bible. Now it is the site of two monestaries, with three Bedouin villages nestled at its base.

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