Megiddo Roman camp. (Courtesy) (Courtesy)
Megiddo Roman camp


Good News Israel presents the only Roman garrison in the Middle East; Israel thanks Philippines for WW2 rescue and much more.

By: Michael Ordman



Israel thanks Philippines for WW2 rescue

Israel held a ceremony to thank the Philippines for facilitating the 1935-41 escape from Nazi Germany and Austria of 1,301 Jews. It was held at the Holocaust Memorial Park in Rishon LeZion, south of Tel Aviv.

The only Roman garrison in the Middle East

Archeologists have discovered at Megiddo the remains of the garrison of the Roman Sixth Legion that kept order following the Jewish Revolt of 66-70 CE and the Bar Kochba Revolt of 132 to 135 CE. The Jews then lost sovereignty until 1948 and the modern Jewish State.

Eastern Jerusalem as you’ve never seen it

I highly recommend for an eye-opening tour of Eastern Jerusalem. Did you know that some 300,000 Jews and 250,000 Arabs now live in the area of Jerusalem that Jordan occupied from 1948 to 1967?

Israel’s haredi whiz-kids

CNN reports that devout Jews are joining Israel’s next wave of hi-tech programmers. With no prior computer knowledge, just one year later they can build web and mobile apps. Years of strict religious study is also good training to help think outside of the box or deeper about a problem.

More immigrants employed than sabras

Good news for those needing to work after making Aliya. An OECD study shows that Israeli immigrants have a lower unemployment rate than native-born Israelis. This is the reverse of the situation in similar high immigrant countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada.


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