Israel on the Moon #IsraelOnTheMoon

Last week, Israel joined yet another tiny family. Only three other nations have landed on the moon. Israel is filled with jokes right now. Some reflect pride, others reflect a sense of irony and what is often termed “black humor.” Will we be accused of a new occupation? Will the …

Agriculture in Israel – a Wondrous Thing to See

Tu b’Shevat is a holiday that really only makes sense in Israel. It’s considered the “new year’s day” of the trees. We have one, why shouldn’t they. And so, in honor of this wonderful yearly event, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs released this amazing video of some of the agriculture technologies …

It Began With a Picture

It’s a picture of a young Parisian girl who is roughly 12 or 13 years old.  She is standing by a chair in a schoolyard, wearing a nice dress. She has a lovely smile, light olive complexion and has thick just below the shoulder length brown, curly hair.  On the back …

Daylight Savings Time – I Hate You

.Hate is a very strong emotion and so probably not accurate, but I have a strong dislike for how Daylight Savings Time (DST)  has become a political tool in Israel. It started at Yair Lapid’s “I hate Haredim” weapon and continues to disrupt the lives of tens of thousands of …

Israel’s Prime Minister: We Must Love All Children

Children are the most precious…and vulnerable…members of society. The Editors of Israel Blogger enjoy bringing you videos and excerpts that have particular meaning to Israel and Israelis. This video was made almost two years ago and yet remains relevant and pertinent, especially today. It is a video of the Prime Minister of Israel addressing all parents, parents of Palestinian and Israeli children, parents of Iranian children. More, he called for all parents to raise their children, to educate them properly. He speaks of an Iranian wrestler being ordered to lose rather than face the moment when he would have to compete against an Israeli.Israeli and Iranian Flags

The Palestinians value bravery, but bravery isn’t all there is in life. There is light and love; their is hope and freedom. There is family and so much more. But most of all, there is the love of children and the values we place within them. The Iranians value victory but won’t compete with Israelis. Their hatred quickly and firmly triumphs over all else.

Here is a young man who has spent much of his young life fine-tuning his body and his training being forced to throw a competition rather than appear on the same screen as an Israeli. And where does this all lead? It leads to a global situation in which Iran threatens Israel and the western world because we don’t conform to their version of what the world should be. We need to educate and raise children with love.

This happened in 2016. This happened in 2017 and now, finally, in 2018, some measure of justice has been delivered. The Iranian wrestler has been banned from international competition for six months. More importantly, his coach, who ordered the athlete to throw the match, is banned for two years.

Video of Prime Minister Netanyahu – We Must Educate Our Children


Guide to Israeli Banking

Smarter Israeli Banking by Rifka Lebowitz is a wonderful gift for any newcomer to Israel… and to anyone who is new to handling his/her banking and finances, whether young adults or the recently widowed or divorced.