Why Today is Important: 11th May

The 11th May marks the beginning of Lag BaOmer, a Jewish festival that historically marks a brief reprieve in the Omer, a period of mourning in Judaism. According to tradition, a long time ago a plague killed thousands of students of the Rabbi Akiva, a significant figure in Judaism. The plague ended on Lag BaOmer,Continue reading “Why Today is Important: 11th May”

Elbit Systems and Our Security

Have you ever heard of Elbit Systems? They’re one of the world’s top defensive technology systems, covering products such as surveillance tech, unmanned aircraft, and cyber defences. They primarily sell to the US, Europe and their allies, though in recent years they have increased trade with countries in the Asia Pacific. With the rise inContinue reading “Elbit Systems and Our Security”

The Arrow

Israeli security is some of the best in the world. It’s excellent out of necessity. If Israel slips up, even once, an attack would be inevitable. The countries of the Middle East have not forgotten, nor forgiven, the land that was taken so forcefully from them in the 60s. And while many would sympathise withContinue reading “The Arrow”

Teachers, Apples, and Netanyahu

There’s something degrading about having food thrown at you. Usually it’ll be something like eggs or tomatoes, but in Israel one woman decided that these soft, breakable foods just didn’t do the trick. So she went for an apple. Zehava Brinish Beck, an Israeli teacher of Ethiopian origin, was sick of Netanyahu and his unfairContinue reading “Teachers, Apples, and Netanyahu”

Coronavirus and Cocked Up Legs

Last summer I overdid it with walking to and from work on rough terrain, running about after customers, squatting down to lift heavy boxes, etc, and ended up with a groin strain on both legs. I went to the doctors in October, they diagnosed the problem and said to just rest it, so I did.Continue reading “Coronavirus and Cocked Up Legs”

Israel And Military Reforms

Israel is sparking concerns again as they bring out new plans to improve their armed forces. Their already impressive military is seeking to maintain their reputation by restructuring their forces to prepare for what may come in the next few decades. The plan has been in place for over a year, and is prepared forContinue reading “Israel And Military Reforms”

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