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the
Israel Labour Party Bulletin.
Mapam and Hashomer Hatzair
jointly publish
Progressive Israel,
while the Communist Party pub­
lishes
Israel at Peace.
The activities of the Histadrut-General Fed­
eration of Labor in Israel are reflected in its journal,
Labour in
Israel,
which is published twice a year.
News bulletins are also issued by several associations o f immi­
grants from English-speaking countries. They publish informa­
tion useful for the newcomer who seeks to facilitate his integra­
tion into Israel. The British have
Olei Britannia',
the South Afri­
cans,
Telfed.
The most active organization is the Association of
Americans and Canadians in Israel. It issues a national bulletin
and several regional news letters.
The Christian communities also have their own press. The
Franciscans publish
Holy Land Review,
a well illustrated popular
magazine for Christian pilgrims. Its articles deal with the history
and archaeology of sites of interest to Christians, as well as the
history of the Church in Israel. Similar journals have been pub­
lished for many years in French, Italian and Spanish. The Minis­
try of Religious Affairs publishes
Christian News
for the several
Christian communities in Israel.
Several English news bulletins are published by the various
universities. The Weizmann Institute publishes
Rehovot
twice
yearly. Ben Gurion University publishes
Hanegev.
Jerusalem’s
Hebrew University issues
Scopus
and
Newsfrom the Hebrew Univer­
sity. Inside Technion, Bar Ilan UniversityNews
and
Tel Aviv University
News
also appear regularly.
While not all fields of interest are covered by Israeli English
journals, some fields such as science and technology are covered
in English only. Very often Israeli scholarly journals focus atten­
tion on the Jewish, or Israeli aspect of their subject. Many o f the
English journals are offshoots of long established Hebrew ones,
such as
Israel Land and Nature
and
Shdemot.
Others have working
agreements with Hebrew journals to use their material. It is to be
noted that many Israeli authors writing about other countries and
cultures often have personal, firsthand knowledge of those coun­
tries and their languages, and can rely on primary sources of
documentation. Thus, what they write is of importance to schol­
ars throughout the world. By publishing in English periodicals
they make their findings accessible to a wide audience.