On the other hand

May 15, 2022 by Michael Kuttner
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Lag B’Omer is looming and with it, the annual trek by thousands to Meron which last year witnessed a fatal stampede facilitated by inadequate infrastructure and uncontrollable crowds.

This year hopefully, improved safety enforcement and manageable numbers will ensure that those who celebrate this occasion will do so safely.

With Pesach and Ramadan behind us expectations for a return to a quieter period could be expected. However, as we know only too well, there is never a dull moment in this part of the world.

Uncertainty still threatens the world economy but almost miraculously, Israel, despite the forces arrayed against it, is still meeting the challenges with success.



Despite the best efforts of those who use violence to further their despicable aims there are many examples of Arab / Jewish cooperation and mutual respect.

These situations are naturally never reported in the international media because they might shatter the false stereotypes promoted so assiduously.

Here is an example of one joint enterprise which may be unheralded (pun intended) but nevertheless is perfect proof of coexistence and tolerance.

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Despite frantic efforts by BDS supporters to get bands, artists and cultural groups to cancel visits to Israel we still welcome a large number of these performers who are flocking to Israel to perform, usually to sell out audiences.

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 Often the avalanche of negative news about Israel conceals amazing realties.

Here are five facts that might not have caught your attention.

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 The Jewish national movement means many things to many people.

For some it is a dirty word and for others it is a modern day miracle.

Watch this video and perhaps learn what the Jewish return to Zion is really all about.

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