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Mallard ducks at the water reservoir at the Sergeant's Grove in Netanya.

Mallard ducks to make their once-a-year appearance by spring

The Sergeant's Grove, where the ducks appear, is named as such to commemorate the kidnapping and killing of two British sergeants by the Irgun in July 1947.

‘Winston’s hiccup’ and the Jewish homeland

Churchill’s drinking habits were usually incidental to his political activities, although an exception to this is contained in a bizarre story concerning events in the Middle East about 100 years ago


Hashish in Israel: Jewish pirates, stuffed camels and ‘Reefer Madness’

A new book chronicles the rollicking social history of hashish in Mandatory Palestine and Israel.

Arthur James Balfour

Should Jews celebrate Balfour Day?

The declaration was the culmination during WWI of a year of continuous negotiations between the Zionist movement and the British government.


Grandma’s lens: A visit to the Holy Land in 1935

It was called Palestine then; it was after the signing of the Balfour Declaration but before the days of World War II.


A tour of Acre's attractions and hidden gems

A tour of the former British (and Ottoman) prison, located at the top of the 12th-century Crusader fortress complex was a great way to start the trip of the ancient city of Acre.

Brit Shalom and Peter Beinart - analyzing Jewish-Palestinian land solution

Arguments for a binational “solution” are a century old – and they collapsed under the weight of Jewish blood and Arab intransigence.


Water cooling tower at Haifa oil refinery collapses

The tower, part of a set of two, was built during the British Mandate, and posed as one of most notable icons of the city.

San Remo

ECI to mark 100 years since San Remo Conference in Jerusalem

'This is the most momentous political event in the whole history of our movement, and it is, perhaps, no exaggeration to say in the whole history of our people since the Exile'

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