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Israel Real Estate Insights - April 2023

Updated: Aug 17, 2023

Hello Everyone!

I hope this finds you all healthy and well.

Although this email will go out in a few days, I am writing this on Israel's Memorial Day. For Israeli's, Memorial Day is a day of true remembrance where we remember our fallen soldiers and victims of terrorist attacks. This day comes just a week after Holocaust Remembrence Day, when we remember the 6,000,000 Jews murdered by the Nazis and their helpers. It was pointed out to me that although each year the list of Israeli fallen soldiers and victims of terror grows longer, it will never again reach the proportions of the Jewish vicitims of the Holocaust . The reason - we have our own country now.

Many people think that the generation that founded Israel was the 1948 generation. This is only partially true. Before that generation were several generations of Jews that came to the Land of Israel during the last part of the 19th century when the country was ruled by the Ottomans. Anyone who came on aliya at this time, came to a country with no infrastructure or real industry, where the government only taxed the people but did nothing to improve their lives. The laws prohibited the Jews from owning land, and yet the concept of redemtion of the land by the Jews was well under way. It is for this purpose I attach an article about the contribution of the Baron Edmund de Rothchild of France to the Jewish settlements in the Land of Israel at that time. Settlements that are now some of Israel's major cities.

In keeping with the above article that also deals with the cultural built historical left by the Baron Rothchild, I am attaching an article that explains about Israeli town planning. For anyone considering purchasing property in Israel, it is important to have a rudimentary understanding of Israeli town planning.

I wish my great country who turns 75 tonight a happy birthday. I am looking for the next 75 years.

For more articles on Israeli real estate please check the blog page of my website here.

If you are interested in purchasing property in Israel, I invite you to view my website with its blog page and my book "The Israeli Real Estate Maze" . The information there can help you to understand the ins and outs of purchasing real estate in Israel.

If you are interested in learning more about Israel's history and historical buildings and their restoration, I invite you to the blog page on my website . If you can read Hebrew you can read different blogs from the Shemer site on the Hebrew blog page.

I hope you’ll want to continue receiving our Israel Real Estate Insights newsletter. If things have changed, and you’re no longer interested, please unsubscribe here.

If you have any questions about real estate in Israel, feel free to contact me.

Let me take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Pesach. They say "Next Year in Jerusalem" but I like to say "Next Year in Israel".

Nicole Levin, Adv.

The Rothchild Legacy: Preserving Israel's Cultural Built Heritage

Cultural built heritage is the works and the buildings and their associated land (according to Nathaniel Lichfield in his book “Economics in Urban Conservation”). It is our buildings, roads, bridges, and landscapes left from the past. All over Israel, we can see evidence of the cultural built heritage left behind by the late Baron Edmund de Rothschild which tells the story of his many efforts to support and assist with the establishment of the Jewish state. READ MORE

Town Panning in Israel

Town planning in Israel is set out in the Town Planning law. If you intend to buy property in Israel or own property in Israel, it is good to have a basic level of knowledge about Israeli town planning. READ MORE

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