Most people probably think of war and violence.
Some may think of the holy land or Jerusalem.
But there is more, so much more, to and in Israel.
Did you know there are 8 Israeli Nobel Prize winners? And so many Jewish ones I can't even count them?
Also lots of Israeli scientists have won all sorts of prizes I've never heard of...
Wiki says "Israel is the only country in the Middle East considered to be a liberal democracy due to its broad array of political rights and civil liberties."
In everyday life, we don't live in war and violence (except for Sderot and the area, continually attacked by rockets from the Gaza strip). Most people know someone who is currently serving in the IDF (mandatory) but still life goes on, and crafting - even more so.1