Jewish Journal


December 31, 2012

This week from Israel



Rare findings from the First Temple era were found near Jerusalem
Road excavation at a new section of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Highway led to a unique archeological discovery from the first temple era. The ritual building that was found is one of very few findings from Judea during this time. 

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3.5 million tourists visited Israel in 2012!
How 'bout that! The same year that Tel-Aviv was listed in Lonely Planet’s “Top Ten Hedonistic Cities Worldwide” list, there was a 4% increase in Israel tourism.  Is Israel on its way to become a common tourist destination?

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The unbelievable survival story of "Prisoner 77"
This is the unforgettable survival story of Tadeusz Pietrzykowski, the "Auschwitz Boxer," and it begins with these words: "A rumor went around that Dunning, a former middleweight professional who had fallen foul of the law, was looking for an opponent in exchange for a loaf of bread and some margarine."

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The Pirates which desire Israel
They only go by first names, and believe that all decisions should be made by everyone together, online, only." Election Day in Israel is less than a month away, and turns out two Pirates parties are striving for some seats in the Knesset.

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Israel youth movements go Green
"Hatsofim" (scouts), "HaMahanot HaOlim", "Bney Akiva" and the rest of the Israeli youth movements, have many different values according to which each one exists.  Now, all youth movements can have a common value and a shared goal: environmentalism. All of the movements added a new environmental aspect to their activities, with the aim of promoting the principles of environmental responsibility and sustainability.

Read more here.


Iron Dome contractor reveals some secrets…
Natan Barak, CEO of mPrest Systems,  gavea fascinating presentation at the quarterly get-together of the Israeli Semiconductor Club that took place at Azrieli Center in Tel-Aviv. In his presentation, the head of the company which is the main contractor of the Israeli defensive system Iron Dome, wowed the audience with some interesting information…

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The 12 year old tennis champion
While most of the kids his age were struggling with homework, Ishay Ulliel was busy in taking over the world of Junior Tennis. The 12 years old young man, won the International Tennis Championship (Junior Orange Bowl) in boys under 12 category, and became the first Israeli to take the top spot in a tournament of this scale. An Israeli pride, indeed.

Read more here.


Israeli and Japanese theaters present: Sleeping with the enemy.
The Cameri Theater in Israel, in cooperation with the Metropolitan Theater of Tokyo, will present  Euripides’s timeless masterpiece The Trojan Women. This Greek tragedy will be played by both Jewish and Arab Israeli actors, along with Japanese actors. I am definitely not going to miss this one!

Read more here.

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