hannaadi88:

congragulation:

just precisely how bad was 1500s jerusalem at making maps, you ask? well,

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To be fair, this map represented the ideology that Jerusalem was the center of the world spiritually rather than try to depict a geographically accurate map to navigate by. It’s also supposed to represent the holy Trinity. 

((and actually, Israel was one of the main strategic areas in the ancient world since it connected Asia and Africa (and was very near Europe). The one who controlled the area controlled the trade route, which was vital for an empire. Even today, one of the theories as to why Russia is taking over Crimea is because of its port which doesn’t freeze in the winter and can be used for trade.))

so yeah tumblr please stop making assumptions all the time and actually look up what you’re posting about before making fun of things ok? ok

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%BCnting_Clover_Leaf_Map

It is important to indicate that at those times, it was a common pattern of drawing maps; they were conceptual, and in no means an actual representation of the world as it was known.

More information about maps such as this, can be found herehere and here.

satwcomic:

Hurry hurry hurry
Denmark was well aware that it didn’t have the military power to fight the Nazis, so the plan was to surrender and cooperate with them. However, they also knew what the Nazis did to Jews, so when reports came in that the Nazis were on their way the Danish government immediately got hold of 99% of Danish Jews and shipped them off to neutral Sweden in the dead of night.(Unlike in this comic though, the Jews knew where they were going and why)This of course also means the Jewish community in Denmark is pretty small today.

For this action, the entire Danish nation has got the title “Righteous Among the Nations”, an honorific given to those who risked their lives to save Jews during WWII.Many streets and neighbourhoods in Israel are named after Denmark, and monuments praising this rescue can be found in a several locations all over the country; in schools, children are taught this event over and over.
Thank you, Denmark. :)

satwcomic:

Hurry hurry hurry



Denmark was well aware that it didn’t have the military power to fight the Nazis, so the plan was to surrender and cooperate with them. However, they also knew what the Nazis did to Jews, so when reports came in that the Nazis were on their way the Danish government immediately got hold of 99% of Danish Jews and shipped them off to neutral Sweden in the dead of night.
(Unlike in this comic though, the Jews knew where they were going and why)

This of course also means the Jewish community in Denmark is pretty small today.

For this action, the entire Danish nation has got the title “Righteous Among the Nations”, an honorific given to those who risked their lives to save Jews during WWII.
Many streets and neighbourhoods in Israel are named after Denmark, and monuments praising this rescue can be found in a several locations all over the country; in schools, children are taught this event over and over.

Thank you, Denmark. :)

Ein Gedi | עין גדי
Lyrics: Eitan Peretz
Melody: Dov Aharoni 
Performed by Arik Einstein

"The blue Dead Sea will move quietly
And above it, a small cloud sails.
The tamarisk tree will calmly move
And each line in the sand is beautifully engraved.
The ground will turn yellow in the blaze of the sun
And a suffocating dust will fly high
But Ein Gedi will not suffer in the wither,
In it, a green and brown hue will rule.

Ein Gedi, Ein Gedi,
How come you were raising in the sun
Ein Gedi, Ein Gedi,
How rivulets are paddling in you in the wilderness
Ein Gedi, Ein Gedi,
In you, the beauty will appear of all its glory
And the heart will ponder and covet
And the heart will ponder and covet

The Dead Sea will move quietly,
And every mountain there will rise, proud and high.
Arugot river, that is known
Its wander will take it straight to the sea
The ground will turn yellow in the blaze of the sun,
But Ein Gedi is an oasis
A new day looks nothing like the day before
And a bright future is awaiting in tomorrow.

Ein Gedi, Ein Gedi,…”

haaretz:

At Israeli hospitals, victims of Ukraine conflict find themselves in experienced hands: Artem Zapototskyi, shot at a ‘peaceful demonstration’ in Kiev, is one of 10 Ukrainians who were airlifted to Israel for treatment.

Same Heart
Lyrics and melody: Rami Talmid
Performed by Mei Finegold for Eurovision Song Contest 2014

(Hebrew lyrics translation)

"You’re not saying a word
I’m a captive
Silence was created out of words

Time, to wake up without fear
To reselect
And the sun will reveal itself to me
Blood is boiling, not falling asleep,
The power within me is waking up
Freedom is already calling me to go there

Out of the silence
There is no air to breath
I won’t skip a beat again
Time, to stand up and make a choice
Sky and light
I won’t skip a beat again”

Regions and places of Israel

eretzyisrael:

Little country with a BIG heart - Israel has been officially ranked as the second most philanthropic country in the world, right behind the USA.

The Data shows that: in 2012 Israeli households and businesses donated 7.6 billion Shekels to nonprofits, an increase of 8.8% as compared with 2011.
 
Israeli philanthropy made up 0.76% of the country’s GDP, taking second place in world philanthropy after the USA, which saw 2.1% of its GDP donated to nonprofits in 2012. Australia follows Israel with 0.69% of its GDP in donations.

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eretzyisrael:

Little country with a BIG heart - Israel has been officially ranked as the second most philanthropic country in the world, right behind the USA.

The Data shows that: in 2012 Israeli households and businesses donated 7.6 billion Shekels to nonprofits, an increase of 8.8% as compared with 2011.

 

Israeli philanthropy made up 0.76% of the country’s GDP, taking second place in world philanthropy after the USA, which saw 2.1% of its GDP donated to nonprofits in 2012. Australia follows Israel with 0.69% of its GDP in donations.

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hanari-502:

ohmygil:

aegontargaryen:

hellyeahsupermanandwonderwoman:

Gal Gadot, the Israeli actress who was recently cast as Wonder Woman, has signed a three-picture deal with Warner Bros., Variety has confirmed. We’re told Gadot will play the role in not only the upcoming “Batman-Superman” flick, but in a Justice League movie and a Wonder Woman standalone film.

 WONDER WOMAN STANDALONE FILM

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SHE’S ISRAELI
THIS IS HUGE
REPRESENTATION OF MY PEOPLE YES GOOD

hanari-502:

ohmygil:

aegontargaryen:

hellyeahsupermanandwonderwoman:

Gal Gadot, the Israeli actress who was recently cast as Wonder Woman, has signed a three-picture deal with Warner Bros., Variety has confirmed. We’re told Gadot will play the role in not only the upcoming “Batman-Superman” flick, but in a Justice League movie and a Wonder Woman standalone film.

 WONDER WOMAN STANDALONE FILM

Source

SHE’S ISRAELI

THIS IS HUGE

REPRESENTATION OF MY PEOPLE YES GOOD

girlactionfigure:

Happy Presidents’ Day from Jerusalem, Israel

The US has combined President George Washington’s and President Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays into one long holiday weekend in February.

But in Jerusalem, Israel, each president has his own street all year long.

They may not be pronounced the same in Hebrew, but both presidents are honored with their full names.

Israelis may not celebrate this American holiday, but anyone trying to make a US bank transaction today, certainly will find out about it.

Happy US Presidents Day to all!

Israellycool