The Boiling Point

Alumni live, learn and serve amid terror in Israel

Alumni live, learn and serve amid terror in Israel

November 12, 2015

Blood stains the streets of Jerusalem as IDF soldiers and medical personal tend to victims of terrorist stabbing attacks. During what has been colloquially called a “Third intifada,” public street stabbings shootings and car have become somewhat of a regular occurrence in Israel.

Local experts read the same words, draw different conclusions

Elon Glouberman, Outside News Editor

September 30, 2015

Mr. Yaki Lopez, Consul for Political Affairs at the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles, said the Iran deal will not work because the Iranians will not follow it.

A summer of argument as Iran deal polarized community

A summer of argument as Iran deal polarized community

September 11, 2015

Handshakes in Vienna, cheers in Tehran, disappointment in Israel, ambivalence in the U.S. -- diverse emotions and reactions burst into view after the announcement of one of the more historic diplomatic deals in U.S history July 14.

Students hear Bibi in D.C. and JCC

Students hear Bibi in D.C. and JCC

May 10, 2015

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress March 3, Shalhevet was ready to receive him. Junior Will Bernstein had made a successful push for the administration to show the speech live in the Auditorium, even though it meant cancelling first period.

Israel, California join forces on water crisis

Israel, California join forces on water crisis

February 19, 2015

The state of California and the government of Israel signed an agreement last spring on a large-scale plan that will bring Israeli expertise in a variety of areas -- especially water -- to California over the next couple of years.

Consul General says Palestinian ICC bid harms cooperation

Consul General says Palestinian ICC bid harms cooperation

February 15, 2015

"Once you decide to go to court, it's a completely new relationship," said Israeli Consul General David Siegel, describing the impact of the Palestinian...

SUMMER OF WAR

SUMMER OF WAR

September 18, 2014

It wasn’t exactly summer vacation this year for members of the Shalhevet community, both inside and outside of Israel. From juniors on their long-awaited Israel summer programs to alumni serving in the Israel Defense Forces - and everyone else, it seemed - June and July were spent chained to iPhone news apps, following the latest reports of rockets and troop mobilizations and arguments in cyberspace over who was to blame.

A view from Israel, Part 3:  Surreality

A view from Israel, Part 3: Surreality

August 12, 2014

BEERSHEVA, Aug. 1: In the past few weeks since my last update, I have done a multitude of things. I completed a four-day army simulation, fired an M-16,...

A view from Israel, Part 2:  Safety guilt

A view from Israel, Part 2: Safety guilt

July 15, 2014

We are on our way to Jerusalem! Along the way, there are only two designated safe spots to stop in order to use the bathroom. Our tour guide just told us t...

In Israel’s North, staying safe means staying home for 250 underprivileged children

In Israel’s North, staying safe means staying home for 250 underprivileged children

July 14, 2014

NETANYA, Israel, July 14 -- Only a few weeks ago was I studying arduously for finals, but today it feels like months ago. For the past few weeks I have...

A view from Israel:  Who am I, who are we?

A view from Israel: Who am I, who are we?

July 11, 2014

My name is Noah Rothman, I am 16 and am spending my summer in Israel on the six-week Ramah Seminar program. However I will have been here for seven weeks...

SpaceIL is attempting to put an Israeli rover on the moon

SpaceIL is attempting to put an Israeli rover on the moon

February 16, 2014

By Jonah Gill, Outside News Editor United States, Russia, China: one would probably say these are the three biggest countries in the world.  Or the s...