Introduction to the Israel Defense Forces

IDF logo

If your country is surrounded by bigger and more powerful enemies, who have constantly been threatening your national security for many years with wars, conflicts, and terrorism, what would you do? Would you do nothing and die? Or would you stand up and defend yourself, your country, and your people? For such … Read more

The Canaan Dog – The National Dog of Israel

A Canaan dog standing in the snow

Love living with a dog? You may choose the Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, German shepherd, bulldog, poodle, or Chihuahua. You might have also known the Canaan dog, Israel’s national dog. It may not top the polls of the world’s most popular dog breeds, owing to its rarity. Indeed, the Canaan dog is … Read more

Museum of Underground Prisoners

façade section of the museum of underground prisoners

With over 200 museums, Israel is one of the countries with the highest number of museums per capita in the world. And Jerusalem is always a great place to start to go museum-hopping. While Jerusalem is home to Israel Museum, one of the world’s leading museums, remember that the city has other … Read more

War of Attrition

a black-and-white photo of the Israeli naval personnel celebrate their victory after an engagement with Egyptian naval forces near Rumani

The War of Attrition refers to an inconclusive armed conflict between Israel and Egypt (and, to a lesser extent, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, and their allies) from July 1967 to August 1970.  The Six-Day War in June 1967 left the Egyptians overwhelmed with great losses, both in their forces and their territories. In … Read more

Yom Kippur War – The War That Israel Almost Lost

black and white picture of Israeli artillery pounding Syrian forces near the Valley of Tears

The Yom Kippur War was part of the long-standing Arab-Israeli conflict. It was fought between Israel and the coalition of the Arab nations from October 6 to October 25, 1973. It is also known as the “Ramadan War,” “October War,” and the “1973 Arab-Israeli War.” Hoping to avenge their severe and bitter … Read more

The Most Important Languages of Israel

sign at the ministry of the interior in Israel

Israel may be a small and young country, but you may be surprised to learn that its 9.3 million people are linguistically and culturally diverse. The country has a sizable population of immigrants, which explains the variety of ethnicities and languages. The country is a haven for persecuted Jews and has developed … Read more

The History of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with Zubin Mehta

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) is Israel’s national orchestra. One of the oldest orchestras in Israel, it is highly regarded as a cultural institution in the country. The symphony orchestra performs at its home venue, the Heichal HaTarbut (also known as the Culture Palace, officially the Charles Bronfman Auditorium) in Tel Aviv. … Read more

The Endemic Flora of Israel

Iris atrofusca in Beer Sheva trail

Israel’s small land is packed with stunning natural wonders. For now, let’s go to the plants. From parched deserts to lush forests to snow-covered mountains, Israel and its neighboring countries will surprise and dazzle you with various types of flora that you may not find anywhere else. At present, there are 2,867 … Read more

Six-Day War

a black and white picture of an Israeli airstrike near the Augusta-Victoria Hospital

One of the shortest armed conflicts in history, the Six-Day War was fought between Israel and the Arab states consisting of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria (with minor involvement from Iraq and Lebanon), as part of the long-standing Arab-Israeli conflict. The war took place from June 5 to June 10, 1967. A summary … Read more

How Post Tracking Revolutionized Parcel Delivery Process

How Post Tracking Revolutionized Parcel Delivery Process

Sending parcels was once seen as a risky affair especially when it involved expensive valuables such as electronics. Again one was worried whenever he/she sent delicate items. We’ve heard stories of missing parcels, late parcel deliveries. Worst of it, some parcels get intercepted and stolen. The negative stories have severally discouraged parcel … Read more