By Shlomo Aloni

Israeli delta combatants pilots were credited with virtually three hundred kills among 1966 and 1974, and dozens of them turned aces. The Israeli aerial kill trade cost and total air-to-air functionality used to be extraordinary. even supposing the Israeli pilots have been flying Mach 2 warring parties, they lacked any sleek radar gear and their MiG-21 flying rivals must have had a functionality area over them. This publication info their such a lot signifcant engagements, lots of that have been primarily global battle 2 variety dogfights fought with jet plane. simply because neither part had the wrestle side to disengage at will such a lot engagements have been a lifestyles and demise fight and the advent of air-to-air missiles and the Israeli Nesher used to be to turn out decisive during this theatre.

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Besides, Jewish ingenuity is always coming up with practical solutions to even the most extremist ultrareligious demands. 4 The solution may seem strange but it is philosophically admirable, compared to the tactics of Islamic extremists. Rather than insulting or lapidating immodest women, Jewish extremists have simply decided to remove them from their field of vision. The Lesson from East Talpiot 47 More to the point, the ultrareligious (above all the modern orthodox, and not so much the Haredim) today are increasingly consenting to the education of their daughters in Jewish terms by creating special Yeshivas for women, where they too can delve into the deepest spheres of Talmudic learning.

Jerusalem now has gourmet restaurants that serve an excellent planetary cuisine, including nonkosher food, even oysters and lobsters. The constraints of the Shabbat, increasingly respected by an ever-growing number of orthodox Jews, still remain optional, even though there are frequent and well-publicized fights between the two worlds. The bilingual Hebrew-Arab signs indicating Abu Gosh on the highway make me realize that inside Ben-Gurion Airport all the signs are in Hebrew and in English, without the least reference to Arabic.

2 THE TWO ROADS TO JERUSALEM Variable geometry begins the minute one leaves Ben- Gurion Airport to head out to Jerusalem. Two equally beautiful highways take you there. Depending on the choice made by the taxi driver, one is confronted either with the seemingly resolved complexity of the past or with the seemingly insoluble contradictions of the present. Taxi drivers usually take the most classical road, Highway 1, which connects Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It is an old road, parts of which were traced during the Ottoman era and further consolidated under British rule.

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