With Passover, memorial days and Independence day so close together this year, time seems to fly by.
There is always something going on in Israel, from war and conflict to invention and building, it's a very interesting place.
Our link collection today is a reflection of what makes Israel unique.. take your pick:
- Israel is a record breaking country - with five Nobel prizes this century, Israel produces one winner for every 1.6 million inhabitants, so I guess we're busy saving lives one invention at a time
- 50 stunning Olympic moments -The terrorist outrage in Munich in 1972 - The Munich Olympics were about rising above hate and building bridges. Israel rose to the occasion and joined what was dubbed as the "games of peace". But the past was not easy to forget and anti Semitism in disguise of anti Zionism led to the death of more Jews.
- The Jihadis roots of Norway's massacre and why Israel is blamed again - Anders Breivik, who went on a shooting spree in Norway last year, killing some 70 people, recently confessed his inspiration: al-Qaeda, the jihadists par excellence of the modern world. But that didn't stop Prof. Johan Galtung, an academic from Norway, from claiming the Mossad is connected to the massacre.. Of course that Prof. Galtung is one of the founders of the discipline called "Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution".. very peaceful indeed.
- With so much peaceful intentions how come there is no peace in the Middle East yet? Well a soldier's view of the state of mind of arabs in the West Bank gives some indication
So what is about Israel that makes it a target for so much attention? would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section..