"We will either find a way,
or make one".
Hannibal (247-183 B.C.); Carthaginian
As you could imagine by reading
newspapers or watching the TV news, the last season of winter 2002-2003 was not
the one we would have wished or planned.
As a result of the political situation
in the Middle East, and in addition to the Iraqi war, tourists did not visit Israel,
either for just a tour or for medical reasons and purposes.
Thank God, it
seems that after 1000 day of struggling - we are hopefully about to face a new
period of time in our region.
Let us hope and pray that eventually
peace will come to our region!!!!
In spite of the situation,
our CF Center was occupied last season by Israeli patients and beside the usual
program, they participated in a Medical Research conducted by the Medical Sport
Department of the Wingate Institute, to assess and to prove that the stamina and
the ability of CF Patients improved and increased whilst at the Dead Sea.
The result of this research will be published at a later
date on our Internet Site.
From time to time my Newsletter will include
different themes and items of interest from the News, which I hope you will enjoy.
I am happy to begin this tradition with a short brief of our Capital Jerusalem,
which is one of our recommendations for touring while staying with us.
Jerusalem was founded by King David on the former Jebusite city of Jebus about
3,300 years ago when he renamed it and gave it a Jewish character.
has been both the political and spiritual capital of the Jewish people, the latter
without interruption to the present through good and bad times.
between the Jewish People and the City of Jerusalem is one of the most well documented
facts in world history. In Jewish traditional sources, the word "Jerusalem"
is mentioned over 600 times, at least 140 times in the New Testament, but never
in the Koran. There is a reference in the Koran (17:7) to the destruction of the
First and Second Temples, which were located in Jerusalem. There is also a reference
in the Koran (34:13) to King David and his son, King Solomon who built the First
Temple in Jerusalem. But the Koran, which is about 1,400 years old, does not explicitly
mention the word "Jerusalem". Considering the word "Jerusalem"
existed for about 2,000 years prior to the birth of Islam, this is noteworthy.
Throughout the past 3,300 years Jerusalem has never been the capital of any
other people, including the Arabs and Muslims, a remarkable fact considering the
city has been conquered by so many different peoples.
Jerusalem on the Madaba Map
of the most illuminating, and accurate, sources of our knowledge of Byzantine
Jerusalem is the Madaba Map. The map is part of a mosaic on the floor of a church
built in the town of Madaba, in what is present-day Jordan, in the sixth century.
As usual hereunder for your convenience, the following are the periods
and dates for the coming season:
|28.10.2003 - 18.11.þ2003|
09.12.2003 - 30.12.2003
30.12.2003 - 20.01.2004
20.01.2004 - 10.02.2004
10.02.2004 - 03.03.2004
The Medical staff headed by Prof.
A. Tal, the Physiotherapists Bat-Sheva and Yardenna, Oleg the sport trainer, and
I are looking forward to your arrival.
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