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jim42 posted Port Hotel Tel Aviv on the Israel forum:
Anyone ever stay at this hotel/familiar with it? Thanks, Jim
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adminee posted Post a Message of Support for France on the Israel forum:
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What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?

I would be very reluctant to move into a home that I bought without having some real experience in the country and the city. It is too significant a purchase to make without a serious study of what the specific neighborhood, let alone the city is like. Walking through a neighborhood is insufficient.

Here is an article that I wrote in the Wall Street Journal that gives more detail on moving to Israel.

A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of TreeHouse International School in Herzilya Petuach, Israel
Review-of-TreeHouse International School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The facilities at this school are just pathetic. My child was a Grade 6 student there for a few months, and there is no playground to speak of, just a small dirt/sand field with two very small soccer nets, a broken ping pong table and a pull-up bar. The building itself is not a proper school, but a house that was painted white on the inside and had a bunch of desks put in. The computer lab was 7-8 old computers, there were no overheads or smartboards, just whiteboards like I had as a child decades ago. For the amount the director was asking, it was no wonder we did not stay long. The only extra-curricular activities was a play put on by the students, and we had to pay around 100 shekels a ticket. There are no sports teams or after school clubs. The school actually closes at 4ish, all the staff are ushered out, there is no opportunity for after school programs. (Continue)
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The teachers are amazing and care about the children whole heartily . I think the problems with this school stem from the disorganized ways and behaviors of the administration.
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The teachers are amazing and care about the children whole heartily . I think the problems with this school stem from the disorganized ways and behaviors of the administration.
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Hi, In 2010 , I wrote a memoir / non fiction novel , about life in Israel as I lived there 23 years. I talk about how to acclimate into other cultures and there is much personal experience about starting a business there , culture , food, and experiences traveling to neighboring countries. I also compare Israel as a democracy to other democracies and especially the USA. With Israel in the news again, I find this memoir as still appropriate for grasping a deeper love and understanding of what Israel is all about as a breathing living nation, and not just an actor on the world stage. The book was in some ways based on the book Under The Tuscan Sun ( culture acclimation, humor) and the Hobbit (wild, adventure) . However , when the movie Eat Pray Love came out, I saw it was similar to that genre for its life lessons learned and shared world experiences. With and Kindle. Leaving Home, Going Home, Returning Home: A Hebrew American’s Sojourn in the Land of Israel Authored by Jason Alster List Price: $18.99 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) Black & White on White paper 308 pages ISBN-13: 978-1439258750 (CreateSpace-Assigned) ISBN-10: 1439258759 LCCN: 2009911178 BISAC: Travel / Middle East / Israel Whether you dream of moving across the country or to another continent, or you are returning home after a prolonged absence, Jason Alster’s Leaving Home, Going Home, Returning Home is an illuminating and inspiring read. Alster paints a picture of his move to Israel, his palette of words reflecting the tones and hues of this Mediterranean nation, but the message he conveys could be applied to any move, to any change from one place to another. Why? Because this book is about the courage to change, to take risks, and to trust oneself regarding that place we wish to call home. How does one adjust to a new language, to a culture decidedly different from the one left behind? What new lessons must we learn? Is there a sense of isolation and longing, or is it possible to become part of that new place and create a sense of community and belonging? According to the author, the answer is a definite yes! Page after page, readers will discover the keys—and occasionally the secrets—to fitting in. CreateSpace eStore:
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yossefz replied to the thread Israeli Military Status & IDF Army Desertion/Evasion/AWOL on the Israel forum:
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If you are an Israeli citizen or if one of your parents is an Israeli citizen, and you never resolved your army status in order to get an exempt from IDF mandatory military service; if you made “Aliyah” but then left Israel before having enlisting to your army service; or if you enlisted to the IDF but fled the country before completing your services, then you may have been given a “deserter status”. >>What does this mean?<< If this is the case, then the Israeli military has probably issued a warrant for your arrest, and you could be arrested upon leaving or entering the state of Israel. Once apprehended, you will be jailed for up to 48 hours, during which time you will have limited or no contact with your family, while military officials review your case in order to determine what charges to press. If criminal charges are brought against you, you will probably be remanded throughout all legal proceedings and until after having served your full prison sentence. >>What is my army status?<< Unfortunately, most people who are unaware of their illegal army status find out about it for the first time upon their arrest. We can help you determine and resolve your army status ahead of time. >>Why resolve my Israeli army status now?<< The longer you are evading the law and the less cooperative you are with law enforcement officials, the more severe your criminal offense is considered. It is highly recommended to resolve your case prior to being apprehended. Depending on the circumstances, you may end up being discharged administratively, without a criminal conviction or jail time. On the other hand, you may be court-martialed, face significant jail time, and receive a punitive discharge. The outcome of your case will follow you for the rest of your civilian life. That is why it is imperative to resolve your army status with the military’s authorities as soon as possible. >>What if I wait?<< As a fellow Jew, one can never know when life will lead you back to Israel. What could be worse than missing out on your best friend’s wedding, your relative’s funeral, or even your son’s Bar-Mitzvah trip, all because there might be a warrant out for your arrest? Resolving your army status is a process, which could be very lengthy in time. It is therefore important to start the process as soon as possible. >>Must I be in Israel to start the process?<< No. As your local representatives we can address relevant officials in your name, without your presence needed. If your case is applicable for complete dismissal of charges, you will never have to set foot in the country. >>Will I have to do jail time?<< Not necessarily. This question can be accurately answered only after a thorough review of your case. For more useful resource information, please visit http://www.idf-
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