Israel makes history and does something to save the whole world

Posted on June 24th, 2018
By Leah Rosenberg for Israel Unwired
Israel has given to the world in many ways. One Israeli contribution is showing the world how to make desert land flourish!


Desertification

Desertification is a global environmental problem where already dry land becomes even more arid. It can be caused by many things, but one thing is for sure: It is bad for the world and the environment. And another thing is certain: Israel has figured out ways to combat desertification.

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Children of Sderot counter kite terror with kite festival

Posted on June 17th, 2018
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c
  In the midst of a rash of fires in Israeli border communities ignited by incendiary kites from Gaza, kids in Sderot fly handmade ‘kites of life.’
 

Hundreds of helium balloons and kites bearing flammable materials have been launched from Gaza since March 30, killing wildlife and incinerating thousands of acres of forests and agricultural fields in Israeli border communities.

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Israeli firm builds poultry farms from Angola to Vietnam

Posted on June 10th, 2018
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c
 
Agrotop is a one-stop shop for farm projects, from financing and business plan to design, logistics, construction, management and training.


The classic chicken-or-egg conundrum does not keep poultry farm designers from the Israeli firm Agrotop awake at night.


They’re too busy solving other challenges, like how to build a chicken house on the steep Himalayan slopes of Nepal. Or how to construct a 60,000-layer egg house in the Canary Islands on a narrow footprint (half the levels were built underground with a sophisticated ventilation system).


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What Others Can Learn from Israel about Having Children

Posted on June 3rd, 2018
Sarah Rindner for Mosaic
Raising birthrates requires a commitment to values greater than individual self-interest.


Ofir Haivry’s account of demographic trends in Israel is as heartening and uplifting as his picture of trends in the rest of the Western world is bleak and depressing. Inextricable from his argument about the meaning of Israel’s high fertility rates is his analysis of how the country’s cultural norms, which include a specifically Israeli style of parenting, may contribute to its fertility bonanza.

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Mossad Spy or Man Who Turned Olmert Into a Lefty? Philip Roth's Complicated Relationship With Israel

Posted on May 27th, 2018
Judy Maltz for Haaretz
Which one of the two the U.S. Jewish novelist really was depends on whether you believe the man himself

 

As a writer who focused on the Jewish-American experience, the late Philip Roth could not help but touch on the subject of Israel. Indeed, two of his award-winning books – “Operation Shylock: A Confession” and “The Counterlife” – explore the relationship between Israel and the Jewish Diaspora.

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