On the other hand

April 10, 2022 by Michael Kuttner
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Nothing is predictable or gradual in Israel.

Politically, we oscillate between extremes with elections always looming on the horizon. Our political parties represented in the Knesset vary from the extreme secular left to the extreme religious right as well as an Arab Party which is ambivalent about the Jewish State altogether. At least all opinions are represented which is real democracy in action.

Our seasons change from freezing to heatwaves in the space of less than 24 hours and then back again at the end of a long hot summer.

Despite these contradictions, somehow or other, miraculously according to many, the country strides forward to overcome major challenges in a multitude of areas and yet at the same time is the first to respond when disasters strike.



 As usual most of the mainstream media managed to ignore Israel’s swift and effective help in providing top-class medical services to Ukrainians injured and requiring immediate life-saving treatment.

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Did you know that the first woman to cross the finishing line in the recent Jerusalem marathon was a Ukrainian competitor?

Here she is speaking alongside Jerusalem’s Mayor after the completion of the race.

You will note that the weather was freezing – in fact it was the last blast of a prolonged winter which has since transformed into a sharav heat wave!!

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 The development of drone technology is bringing many benefits to various sectors.

However, the potential for drones to be utilized by terror groups and others is also increasing.

As usual Israeli innovation has been hard at work to ensure that the “bad guys” are thwarted.

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 While Israel builds tunnels to facilitate fast trains and improved transport the terror group ruling Gaza, Hamas, digs deeper tunnels in order to murder Israelis.

These are the people who receive millions in international aid. It’s not hard to guess where most of these funds end up.

Thankfully Israeli technology has so far managed to uncover these tunnels and neutralize them.

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 What did the Jewish elite of Jerusalem drink 2,600 years ago?

More amazing archaeological discoveries have unearthed the answer.

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