On the other hand

August 1, 2021 by Michael Kuttner
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Temperatures are soaring, Ben & Jerry’s is melting and Israelis are taking their families away to exotic places for a vacation.

With the chagim looming and Covid lurking we have no idea whether more lockdowns, restrictions and mask-wearing will be required.

This uncertainty is the reason why most people feel that now is the time to enjoy life before the next round of pandemic panic takes hold.


History was made when the first Israeli planeload of tourists touched down in Morocco.

It was an emotional moment especially for those whose families originally came from that country to be greeted so warmly as they entered the airport terminal.

The contrast with the frigid “peace” of Jordan and the “tepid” peace of Egypt couldn’t be greater.



As has previously been reported, a baby orangutan was recently born at the Ramat Gan Zoological Centre. Israel is working hard to save these endangered species.


Now, for the first time, see how this latest addition and mother are coping.



 Israelis have learnt from many years of bitter experience how to pick up the pieces after terror attacks and war.

Here is a classic example of this in Ashkelon which was hit hard by Hamas terror rockets.





It is more than a year since this virus reared its ugly head and caused international disruption on a massive scale.

Learn what Israel’s fight against this pandemic has meant globally.





Anywhere you go in Israel you find proof of our rich and often tragic history.

In Southern Jerusalem, there is a Kibbutz called Ramat Rachel where some fascinating discoveries have been made and once again validate the presence of Jews long before the advent of any Islamic groups.



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