For anyone who has been to Israel, a common thread plays throughout their stories. Too many “only in Israel” moments, random acts of kindness, and an overall speechlessness in how to describe the small yet solid country. Israel is one of those places which simply can’t be explained. It’s only when someone steps in to experience what the country has to offer, are they able to understand its uniqueness.
A new project released in honor of a series of historical Israeli moments aims to share people’s stories and experiences through their own individual perspective. The World Zionist Organization, celebrating 120 years since its inception, has created an interactive map to do so – literally mapping moments for anyone who chooses to share, from the locals to the international visitors and everyone in between.
Moments range from a son’s wedding in Jerusalem, to a poetic sunset along the coast of Tel Aviv to learning about the first Bangladeshi national to travel to Israel and share his experiences with the Israeli “warmth, grace and honesty.” While anyone can share any moment, people are encouraged to share moments of love, friendship, happiness, connection or insight.
Israel is developing rapidly and what once was for the elder generation is blossoming to become an exponentially wider direction than what the WZO had in mind over 100 years ago. This map allows personal and positive perspectives to create a new kind of story for the land of milk and honey, one being created in any given moment filled with love, happiness and positive Israeli energy.
Check it out here.