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This is Galilee (TIG) Newsletter, Issue #015 -- New Competition - Summer 2012
June 22, 2012


Welcome to the Galilee Newsletter - A monthly e-zine about the north of Israel and all that's new at (TIG)

This month, I'm starting a new competition! See more details below.


In last month's newsletter, I told you about the rural accommodation at Kibbutz Moran. Whenever I pass that way, I always pop in to buy some of the excellent bread they sell at the bakery. Last time I was there, I discovered another gem ... the Kibbutz Moran Art Gallery, situated in a modest studio not far from the zimmers.

I was interested to meet the artist, Etti Mikler-Abergil, who explained to me about the different mediums she uses. Some of her artwork is displayed on the walls but most of it is hidden away in drawers and I was fascinated as she pulled out a variety of beautiful etchings as well as Aquarelle and Acrylic paintings. You can see here a picture of Etty holding up two of them.

Etty shares the Art Gallery with a talented friend who makes stunning silver jewellery with really original designs, but unfortunately I didn't get to meet her this time. I will make a point of going again and I'll put photos on my site so you can see what I mean - maybe next time I go to buy bread!


If you have read my story you will know that when we moved to the Galilee, our dream was to build a house here. Our dream turned into a beaurocratic nightmare, and we came very close to selling off the land at some point. But it's hard to give up on a dream, so we battled on and I'm excited to say that at last we've started building. We still have a long way to go, of course, but it's a beginning!

This is all part of my Galilee Story and it made me think that this would be a great idea for my next competition - more about it below ...


Well, six months has gone by since my first competition - the Northern Israel Photography Contest 2011, which ended in January 2012. I had a lot of fun with this and I made contact with some interesting people and talented photographers.

This time, I want to give the story-writers a turn! The subject is ... yes, you guessed it ... My Galilee Story - but this is YOUR story. It doesn't have to be a literary masterpiece - in fact, it can be about anything you want - just so long as it's connected to the Galilee.

I like to keep things simple, so there are only two rules:

  1. The length of the story must be between 300 - 800 words.
  2. The story must be your own original work and not something that has been published elsewhere on the Internet.

This time there will be a prize for the winner and also a prize for the runner-ups - all "Made In Israel". This is just a preview ... I will be putting a page on my site with full details on how to enter by the end of this month. So keep in touch! Here's how ...

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  • Look out for the link to the Competition page in next month's TIG Newsletter.
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