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The Hope of Israel and Its Despair All In One Day

The Hope of Israel and Its Despair All In One Day By Leonard Zwelling          The Max Rayne School-A Hand to Hand School for Bilingual Education in Jerusalem is the real hope of Israel. Started in 1998 the school is K through 12 for children of both Arab and Jewish backgrounds and draws students from ...

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Bumble Bees and Burning Tires: Another Day In and Around the West Bank

Bumble Bees and Burning Tires: Another Day In and Around the West Bank By Leonard Zwelling          Sde Eliyahu is a kibbutz that dates its origins to 1939, prior to the birth of the state of Israel. It is near the West Bank. It was settled first by German Jews who had the vision to ...

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The Most Valuable Liquid in Israel Is Not Oil

The Most Valuable Liquid in Israel Is Not Oil By Leonard Zwelling          I had always been told that in Israel it is all about the water. Nothing is more important in this bone dry land than access to water and that access is severely limited from natural sources. The mighty Jordan is a good-sized ...

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The Road to Normalcy May Be Less Government

The Road to Normalcy May Be Less Government By Leonard Zwelling          Our guide Gil says fewer and fewer Israelis participate in national elections. Especially the young. Sounds like some place else I know. There is a general sense here, I guess, that the government is unresponsive and doesn’t speak to the issues that concern ...

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18 Holes in the Holy Land

18 Holes in the Holy Land By Leonard Zwelling          A Shandah!  A blasphemy! A shameful act! So my activities in Israel on Saturday October 3 were characterized by a friend. I think not. I had driven farther to play golf in my life. Pebble Beach requires a flight to San Francisco and a long, ...

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Tel Aviv: More Main Street Than a City at War

Tel Aviv: More Main Street Than a City at War By Leonard Zwelling          Though jet lagged from the 10+ hour flight from Newark that landed in the late afternoon in Israel, we hit the streets of Tel Aviv as soon as we checked into the lovely boutique Norman Hotel.          You are struck by ...

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Blogging From Zion-Part 2

Blogging From Zion-Part 2 By Leonard Zwelling          Last year, the War in Gaza had just ended when we departed Houston for the Holy Land.          This year, it is a bit quieter. But just a bit, as ISIS is still in the neighborhood and the Russians are now bombing that neighborhood while supporting the ...

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