Group encounters and workshops aim to help new immigrants face up to fears arising from the security situation
Charlotte Hallé is editor of Haaretz English Edition, which includes Haaretz.com and a daily print edition. A former Londoner, she joined the paper in 1999 and spent a lengthy period as a reporter. Appointed editor in 2008, she has led the paper through a period of dramatic change in the industry.
Ra'anana has become the first municipality in the country to provide instruction in English beginning in first grade. "As the world becomes smaller, English becomes more important," says Ra'anana Mayor Zeev Bielski, who stressed his desire for children in his city to gain the "basic tools to start learning English as early as possible."
Controversy over appointment of Carmi Gillon has shaken but not destroyed Danes' traditional support of Israel, says veteran observer
Murray Smith's experience as a member of Parliament for the Labor Party in New Zealand 30 years ago was a key factor in his long journey to the Bahai faith. Today, the deputy secretary-general of the Bahai World Center in Haifa and a familiar face in Israeli diplomatic circles, Smith is a commited follower of the religion, which - among other things - forbids affiliation with a political party.
The Bahai movement, which plowed $250 million into re-landscaping the gardens of its Haifa world headquarters, charges that it has been unfairly treated by the local media.
The Anglo community of Israel has been hit especially hard by the Al-Asqa Intifada. Of the 150 Israelis who have been killed during the 11-month uprising, at least 10 have been native English-speakers - more than six percent of the total death toll. The proportion of Anglos in the total population is estimated to be less than three percent.
Noted surgeon and humanitarian Dr. Amram Cohen dies while hiking in Africa