I know we have neglected you a bit on our site in the past few months, but this birthday has put our priorities back in focus. As I get alerts and updates on all of the celebrations in your honor, I get that warm fuzzy feeling about how special it is to live here (despite the wacked out taxi drivers and funny hours at the post office).
As a mini-present (and it’s the thought that counts, right? we’re done with the buying each other things stage I hope), I’ve compiled a list of as many websites, videos, blogs, conferences, snacks (?!), etc. that I could possibly find that are dedicated in entirety to you, your innovations, your accomplishments, and your commitment to being an open home to the Jewish people. (cheesy enough? stole it from another Hallmark card I saw in the Israel birthday card store)
Thanks for making us proud and Happy b-day from israelplug!
The Persistence of Vision: Israel at 60 – WZO initiative that brings together five authors with different perspectives on the meaning of Jewish statehood. Sounds like Real World – Zionism season, stay tuned.. but make sure to put on your glasses or enlarge the font.
IsraelBirthday- post a personal birthday card to Israel
CelebratingIsrael – dedicate a pixel to Israel, but it’ll cost ya
60israel – the Jewish Agency’s contribution with cute icons and lots of resources
Facebook Friend – Celebrating Israel (over 1,500 friends)
Israel 60 Free Downloads – featured on jewlicious and Shemspeed. Diwon and Y-Love remix Idan Raichel and Shotei Hanevua and it is well worth listening to. As the lyrics say, “get connected like Bezeq”.
Twitter – Israel60 – although I don’t know who it is and they haven’t updated at all.. so much for thinking israel60 could be a real person…
Chocolate-filled Bamba, rich with vitamins and iron (so says the label). Awesome. Osem. (Pity laughs acceptable). [hat tip: Israelity]
birthright’s Celebrate Israel’s 60th with a tour around Israel
Join Israel’s 60th Birthday Celebration
Musical Gala at Radio City Celebrates Israel@60 – features all the big names – Matisyahu, Yael Naim, Idan Raichel, Rami Kleinstein, David Broza, and more.
60 hours celebrating Israel – Events in Greater Los Angeles
Israel @ 60 in Washington DC – events, resources and information about Israel @ 60 in Washington, D.C.
Israel at 60 Silicon Valley’s Israel Independence Day Celebration
2 Israeli startups featured at TechCrunch (the most popular tech website)
“BusinessWeek” names Israel among innovation hotspots – BusinessWeek put Israel among the top 10, as an innovation leader in technology and pharmaceuticals in its special report Europe’s innovation hotspots.
“Forbes” says Israel among most up-and-coming real estate markets Forbes says that Tel Aviv is where the next real estate investment boom will be.
And finally, buddy, thanks for making us laugh and keepin’ it real by refusing to get spell check… [pic from Danny]
If you have anything to add to this list, please leave a comment below.
…and here’s the logo for anyone who possibly missed it (which we covered a while back)
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