On the other hand

May 22, 2022 by Michael Kuttner
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One of the bonuses of living in Israel is that the Hebrew calendar regulates the Festivals and important dates in Jewish history.

Having finished Passover and in the midst of the Omer counting, adults and children alike have just enjoyed Lag B’Omer with the usual albeit reduced number of bonfires. Schools are closed on this day to enable students to sleep in and relax after a long night of activities.

Next up are Yom Yerushalayim and Shavuot with their distinctive commemorations and unique dairy dietary delights.


 The proposed gondola transport system in Jerusalem has been given final approval by the courts but objections are still envisaged.

Apart from environmental complaints there are political obstacles and this being Jerusalem you can be sure that every international man and his dog will have something to say about it.

Whether this project ever gets developed remains to be seen but in the meantime here is a short summary of the situation.

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 Here is a news item that definitely will not feature in your local media because it shatters the usual stereotype of Israel, which has been cultivated over recent years.

Life-saving Israeli technology which converts air into water is being sent to Syria.

Incredible as it seems, this is one of those only in Israeli stories.

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 A Mobileye driverless taxi was recently taken on a test run through the streets of Jerusalem at night.

Driving the Capital’s one way and often narrow streets is a challenge at the best of times.

Have a look and see how this robo taxi performed and at the same time enjoy the sights of Jerusalem at night.

When you next come on a visit these vehicles may be ready to roll.

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