The sorry saga of the American farmers of Jaffa
Two years after their arrival in Jaffa, all but two dozen or so members of the American Colony in Jaffa had ... Fortunately, several were saved and restored – definitely a sight to see. And the story, known to very few, is worth hearing.
Ex-Templer colony to become Tel Aviv hotspot
The buildings were built by German ... Few are aware why the former Templer quarters, now swallowed up by modern-day Haifa and Jerusalem, are still referred to as “the German colony,” or that the well-known Jaffa oranges label was started by the ...
Egypt's last leprosy colony broaches time of integration
"Why would I want to go?" The future of the colony is ... towards leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease – one of the oldest medical conditions on record. In the middle ages sufferers of leprosy in some parts of the world were made to wear bells and ...
If I wanted to make America prosperous again
First, I would ask myself how did our ancestors build America from an agricultural colony on the ... the world had ever known. Why reinvent the wheel if round ones still roll? The early American colonies of the British were founded based upon the ...
The Commonwealth is a club for a declining empire
In 1970 they were the British Commonwealth Games, and from 1978 have been known as just the Commonwealth ... The majority of former colonies joined as they gained independence, apart from the Middle Eastern countries. It had been the last area of British ...