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Blog Carnival – Why I Love Israel

January 7, 2009

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.

Finally, in her Here in HP blog, Leora focuses on her love of art in Israel, in her post, Art in Israel. Her post includes pictures taken of various street art, pictures and drawings. 

Why do you love Israel? Share your reasons in the comments below. 


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Are Palestinians Against Receiving Aid? They’re Shooting Themselves in the Foot

April 10, 2008

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Yesterday’s terrorist attack was different than most. Not just because “only” two people were killed (talk to their families – see if they care that it was “only” two). In case you don’t know, 4 Palestinians snuck into Israel yesterday and murdered two Israelis who were working at a fuel terminal close to the border. It is believed that they were looking to kidnap Israelis.

The Palestinian gunmen took advantage of Israel’s eases on roadblocks. As part of an agreement made when US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in Israel, Israel eased many restrictions on the Palestinians, including opening up a checkpoint and removing 50 roadblocks.

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8 Dead, 7 Injured, No One Claims Responsibility (Yet)

March 6, 2008

It is 8 dead, there are still 7 injured. No one has actually claimed responsibility yet, though it will surely happen soon.

Several of the injured are still in surgery, one is still touch and go, the others are mostly going to be OK.

Also, it seems there was only one terrorist, not two.

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Terrorist Shot at Yeshiva Students; Explosives Belt Found

March 6, 2008

It seems the shooting was step one. The police found an explosives belt with an enormous amount of explosives nearby that would’ve ben one of the biggest bombings Israel would have seen in a long time.

There’s a lot of yelling going on in the news room so I’m off again. I’ll update more if there is more to reports. It seems there will be more.

It’s a good thing we have wireless in the control room (and no one can see me type).