Dancing to a different tune

Israel’s soldiers weren’t dirty dancing, they were just having fun. We all know IDF soldiers march to a different tune. And now, thanks to YouTube, we can all see just how different that can be. Earlier this month, the talk …

Israel’s bird watchers

In Israel, even the Knesset has a bird observatory. You don’t have to be a political quack to realize that the Knesset is unique among parliaments around the globe. It’s not only the politicians in the Jewish state who make …

Public singalongs – food for the soul

Italians do it operatically. The French do it romantically. And Israelis do it in public. Singing, that is. Israeli entertainment without what is known as shira be tzibur – public sing-alongs – is like Israeli food without falafel. Just as …

Say it in Hebrew

You have to live in Israel for a while before you start getting the nuances of modern Hebrew.Rak be’Yisrael – only in Israel – is a song title-turned TV show-cum catchprase that has sprung to mind a lot recently. It’s …

Why Africa needs Israel

Sharing Israel’s expertise will enable African countries to forge ahead on the path of development.There are numerous reasons why nations need each other to survive in today’s world. The rapid advancement of science and technology coupled with other development trends …

Israel’s still standing, still proud

Our very existence is worth mentioning as an achievement… but there’s so much more.Life in Israel is an emotional roller-coaster. When we’re up, we’re riding high with a clear view; but when we’re low, we seem to scrape the dirt. …