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Mt Arbel in Israel’s Galilee region - view from the top

A beautiful ESRA hike

The metal handholds are essential for climbers to scramble up the ascent

On a recent gorgeous winter day, I joined the ESRA hike to M...

On the occasion of ESRA's 40th anniversary, on behalf of The...
Hitting the road ...Dani Margolis (center) with father Phil, brother Ilan, and the VW camper bus

To say that Leeds-born Israeli educator and tour guide Dani ...
Ramle ... the last resting place of Private Harry Potter

The White Tower

Rowing in the underground reservoir, The Pool of Arches

To millions of children around the world he's the hero of a ...
The guard dog's “uniform”

Obeying command of attack. Normally, if this was a terrorist; he would be ripped to shreds

A guard dog obeying commands – jump on top of wall, jump down

This guard dog is on a simulated search and rescue mission. A volunteer is hiding in the brush a few feet away. The dog has their scent

Recently, I had the special privilege to go on a trip/barbec...
The guide at Jewish Legions Museum (Beth Hagdudim)

 During this past year, we had heard several lectures o...
Synagogue bima in Peki'in

Rose Haran, Margalit Zinati, and Michal Kramer

Akko’s ancient city walls

Just before Chanukah, we drove to the Upper Galilee on beaut...
​Ladies of the ESRA Modiin Knitting Circle have been meeting...
Jerusalem Info bus

An old truck perched on wooden blocks, three long metal step...
Tsamerit’s dove and Path to Peace in Arabic and Hebrew

Israeli born Shlomit Zeiger (left) and Yohved Efrati, visiting Netiv HaAsara from a kibbutz in the Haifa region, placing their tiles on the wall

Israeli ceramics artist Tsamerit Zamir, a member of Moshav N...
Women Wage Peace – in the air and on the ground (Photo: Paradive Skydive Center)

Palestinian peace activist Ali Abu Awwad (left) with a visitor to the Palestinian National Nonviolence Center (Photo: Bruce Shaffer)

I recently attended an international conference at Tel Aviv ...
Screens for the women’s section of the synagogue


The succah inside the synagogue

In my search for lesser known aspects of Israel, I visited t...
View from the ramparts

Walking the Ramparts

Postcard of the Jaffa Gate

Photos by Bill Strubbe​ Walking Jerusalem's ramparts Leaning...
Making waves ... boating on the river

Enjoying the summer ... Israelis relaxing in the shade in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park

In our walk along the main road passing Tel Aviv University,...
At Lake Kinneret in 1973

1974: Michael and Avraham Barmor at Ein Fashcha on the Dead Sea. This was the only place to swim in the fresh water springs which have since disappeared – as has the place itself

During Cynthia’s years with KKL she met and accompanied many famous personalities including Alex Haley, author of best seller Roots, during his visit to the Kennedy Memorial in Jerusalem

Cynthia with actor Rock Hudson who planted a tree in the Peace Forest in Abu Tor while filming the movie The Ambassador in Israel

Cynthia Barmor took the plunge and made aliyah 50 years ago....
Now a successful businessman at the forefront of the algorithmic trading revolution, Eddie Shapiro was once an Israeli fighter pilot. This is an extract from his autobiography.

FEBRUARY 1982: JUNIEH HARBOR, NORTH OF BEIRUT – four months before the first Lebanese War. IAF Chief of Enemy Weapons Research (left), IAF Chief of Operations Maj. Gen. Zvi Kantor center) and Captain Eddie Shapiro (right). The trio flew into Lebanon. The two senior officers went to retrieve the first MiG23 L shot down and retrieved by Israel or the U.S. and was expected to be a treasure trove for Israeli Intelligence. Eddie Shapiro was sent to interrogate the Syrian pilot who was captured by the Christian Phalanges, under Bashir Gemayel.

After being grounded because of my injury caused by my head-...
Illustration by Daniel Morgenstern

Illustration by Daniel Morgenstern Every time she mentions t...
 Perhaps the Cosmic Rule of Serendipity is that you onl...
Richard Davis, Kishorit’s winemaker, pours samples at the Bible Lands Museum

Snuggled into the hills of the Western Galilee, Kishorit sho...
Julie Fisher, former Ambassador Dan Shapiro and their daughters, join Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres to say goodbye to President Barack Obama after his visit to Israel in the spring of 2013

A warm welcome for an asylum-seeking family at their new kibbutz community

Asylum seekers are welcomed at Kibbutz Sasa

Asylum Seekers in Israel The issue of asylum seekers (or inf...