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  • Jump In The Water is Warm- Israel Is Not So Bad!

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    January 6, 2015 | 10:17 am

    As we usher in the first few days of 2015, Israel is a buzz over the news that over 26,500 people (including me) made aliyah in 2014 making it one of the biggest years for immigration to Israel in over a decade.  Led by a record 7,000 “olim chadashim” (new immigrants) from France... read on

  • My Four Month Aliyah Anniversary- My Life in Israel

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    December 4, 2014 | 4:59 am

    Last week, I passed the four month mark as a new immigrant to Israel by celebrating Thanksgiving with 200 other  “Olim Chadashim” from America at the NefeshBNefesh Thanksgiving Bash in Tel Aviv.  Now moving from one place to another is never easy. I went to four high schools as a... read on

  • Why I Made Aliyah During the War!

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    August 5, 2014 | 11:43 am


    Last week in the middle of the war in Israel I made aliyah!  Why would I leave my easy life and  comfortable apartment exactly on the Beverly Hills border (the next house is Beverly Hills, if there is an earthquake I would land in Beverly Hills) to come to a small expensive one... read on

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  • Tea with Greta- My Private Meeting with the Co-Founder of the Free Gaza Movement

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    March 20, 2014 | 11:56 am



    On her recent visit to Los Angeles, I had a private meeting with the 72 year old elder stateswoman of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS) against Israel and the co-founder of the Free Gaza Movement, Greta Berlin.

    Now why would a Zionist supporter of Israel,... read on

  • Operation “Take One and Convert One”-A Jewish Solution to Intermarriage

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    February 3, 2014 | 11:51 am

    Recently the Israeli media proclaimed to the horror of some that Yair Netanyahu, the 23 year old son of the Prime Minister has a beautiful Norwegian girlfriend who is studying in Israel. The religious and right wing press had a field day. His uncle and leading rabbis denounced him... read on

  • Christmas in the Knesset?  No Prayer on El -Al Political Correctness and Multiculturalism hit Israel

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    December 29, 2013 | 7:26 pm

    This past week Arab Christian Knesset Member Hanna Sweid (Hadash) requested that a Christmas tree be put up in the Knesset to show religious pluralism in the Jewish State.  The request by Sweid of the Communist Hadash party, was rejected by Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein who  told... read on

  • What if they gave a festival and too few came?

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    April 24, 2013 | 4:02 pm

    Israel's big 65th Birthday bash was this past Sunday and Israeli blue and white flags fluttered in the breeze on a beautiful day in Rancho Park. The park was  transformed into Israel as the smell of Israeli food wafted through the air as Israeli music blared and Hebrew was... read on

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