It looks as though international travel and tourism is going to take quite a time to return to pre-pandemic levels, writes Michael Kuttner.

Life in general may never be quite the same as we face uncertainty over whether mutations and other variants will once again force lock downs and disruptions.

Despite these unknowns Israelis are forging ahead and making the most of opportunities to innovate.

ANOTHER FIRST 

Tel Aviv University researchers have developed the world’s thinnest technology.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfPXoX3rpAU

PAST VALIDATES THE PRESENT 

Archeology in Israel in general and Jerusalem in particular must be one of the most exciting and wondrous experiences. It’s no wonder that it draws experts from not only Israel but also from all over the world.

At a time when numerous individuals and groups try to deny any historical Jewish presence here the discoveries made help to expose the exact opposite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI6zfk6S8Go

Michael Kuttner is a Jewish New Zealander who for many years was actively involved with various communal organisations connected to Judaism and Israel. He now lives in Israel. 

[This article was originally published on J-Wire and is reproduced here with permission from Michael Kuttner.]