On the other hand

June 6, 2021 by Michael Kuttner
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Now that the missiles from Gaza have ceased (at least until the next round) and post corona life is returning to normal good news can start flowing again.

Israel has a new President (Yitzhak Herzog) who was elected by Knesset members following a secret ballot. We know for certain that his term of office will last for seven years. It can be confidently predicted that during his tenure he will witness many coalitions coming and going as many of our politicians put their own interests above those of the country.

ISRAEL LIBERATA

 In the year 70 CE the Romans destroyed the Temple and Jerusalem and exiled most of its Jewish citizens. To commemorate this “victory” over the Jews of Judea a special coin was minted which depicted a victorious Roman soldier standing over a defeated Jewish woman.

Two thousand years after the Roman Empire confidently razed the city and renamed it, the exiled Jews have returned to their Land and ancient Capital. The Romans are gone and we are still here.

As the City of David excavations unearth more amazing finds it was appropriate this Jerusalem Day to remember the commemorative coin which was minted several years ago which depicted a resurrected city and nation.

LATEST DISCOVERY

Gambling is an ancient vice/sport. Look what has just been unearthed in the City of David.


GOODBYE TO COVID

As Israel bounces back to normal life again after a challenging year dealing with this virus it is appropriate to reflect on how the country and its citizens dealt with the pandemic.

Perhaps it may have a lesson or two for other countries still battling and trying to cope.

TOURISTS START TO RETURN

Slowly but surely the first tourists have arrived in Israel following the gradual opening of the country as Covid restrictions are eased.

  

CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN

The first Israeli woman to conquer Mount Everest demonstrates her skill and determination.

 

ANOTHER IDF INNOVATION

 The IDF has unveiled a revolutionary new method of destroying rocket launchers within 10 seconds.

This will further greatly enhance the capabilities of the Iron Dome anti-rocket missile and help to prevent casualties and damage.

 

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