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Producer Dafna Prenner on Creativity, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem, and the First Lady of Israeli Television, Who Happened to be Her Mom

I didn’t know this fact. You probably didn’t, either. Israel sells more scripted TV shows than any other country in the world except for the United Kingdom. I learned that when I visited Dafna Prenner. On her office wall at Artza … Continue reading

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Passing Down the Ancient Craft of Organ Building In Western Galilee, Israel

Gideon Shamir entrusts apprentice Uri Shani with his workshop, where metal and wooden organ pipes soar upwards like mountain peaks. I was so enchanted during my visit at this workshop for organ building in the Galilee. The article appeared in … Continue reading

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Israeli Aid Worker’s HeartBreaking Report: On the Ground with Refugees from Ukraine

Here’s the latest news…I spoke to Linor Attias, a relief worker in Moldova, helping refugees fleeing from Ukraine for Israel21C. A delegation of 15 physicians, medics and paramedics from Israel’s voluntary emergency response organization, United Hatzalah, was the first international relief organization … Continue reading

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Take Your Wife to Work Day in Israel

Tales from the heart: Out on the tractor at dawn Here’s my article in Israel21C about my husband, Jonny Kuritsky who has been farming the fields of Shavei Zion, Western Galilee, Israel. By  Diana Bletter  FEBRUARY 3, 2022, 2:15 PM Avocado grove … Continue reading

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Environmental Activist Sharona Shnayder is Only 21, Just Moved to Israel, and She’s Already Tackling Israel’s Trash

Sharona Shnayder, a 21-year-old environmental activist, shows you what just one person can do to help transform the world. Continue reading

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Finding promise in a farewell to summer

At the local lifeguard station here in Israel, I savored the last few moments of summer with the Jews and Arabs who kept my beach safe. This article appeared in Israel21C.org. By  Diana Bletter  OCTOBER 11, 2021, 1:50 PMLifeguards at Shavei Zion … Continue reading

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“Shtisel” Star Michael Aloni On His Upcoming TV Series, Family, Love and History

 I had the wonderful opportunity to be on the set of the upcoming TV series, “The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem,” where I spoke to the actors, producers and director of the show. Up in the hills of Safed, in a … Continue reading

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Coronavirus and My Husband’s Shoelaces

Here’s my latest blog at Times of Israel on the Coronavirus and my husband’s shoelaces. The other day, hours before Israel imposed a countrywide lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus, I rode my moped to a grocery store … Continue reading

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In Israel: Signs of Hope, Signs of War

At the same time that I was writing about Christian, Druze, Jewish, and Muslim women getting together in the mixed city of Akko, Israel on November 15, 2019 for a “Fridays with Women” event,  I was also writing about the … Continue reading

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At a Time Like This, It’s Important to Read About a Muslim-Jewish Friendship like Theirs.

After the hate-shooting in San Diego, California, in which Lori Gilbert Kaye was killed on April 27, I’m re-posting my article from The Times of Israel about these two 83-year-old friends, one Muslim and one Jewish, who still meet every Monday … Continue reading

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