Not everyone agrees on Israel’s political stance, but there’s a whole different side of Israel that attracts people and makes them love it. This carnival is focused on highlighting the many different reasons why people love Israel that has been shared on numerous blogs throughout the Internet.
Much of the inspiration for this carnival comes from the I LOVE this country post which appeared here shortly after Israel’s Independence Day last May and which drew some newfound attention last week.
The carnival begins… now.
In Benji Lovitt’s Independence Day post, What, You Thought We’d Turn 60 and Then Go Back to Our Normal Lives? on What War Zone??, he lists 60 reasons why he loves Israel from the commonplace to the unique. Two reasons on his list are living in a historical place and Israeli Facebook applications, such as IsraPoke.
Robin posted on her Around the Island blog an entry titled Life in Israel, which in honor of Independence Day gives 13 reasons why she loves Israel. Among her reasons are the Mediterranean weather, the beautiful parks with history, and Israelis genuine care for one another.
Reposted in honor of the blog carnival, 13 Things I Love About Israel, Phyllis Sommer of the Ima on (and off) the Bima, listed that she loves watching the faces of first-timers when they really do float in the Dead Sea and watching kids play in parks that are full of ancient artifacts.
In her post, Extraordinary, on Aliyah: It’s as easy as opening a bank account…, Rebecca Zibman discusses that she loves Israel for its everyday occurences that make for the extraordinary stories later on.
Shelley Shafran on her blog Yifarach K’Shoshannah (Bloom Like A Rose), explains in the post Why I’m here, that she moved to Israel because she loves the passion that people in Israel have and the ability they have to accomplish anything, whether they be filmmakers, entrepreneurs, architects or anyone else.
Another blogger, Sara Chertoff explains in a post, Rainbows, Rain and Oranges, on her blog Sarah’s Aliyah, that she loves the little things about Israel, like when it rains and how much it is needed and seeing fruits blossom.
Why do you love Israel? Share your reasons in the comments below.