For many years, Israel has suffered under drought conditions with rainfall disappointingly below average. At the beginning of the rainy season late in 2018, the level of the Sea of Galilee, Israel’s main freshwater lake, was below the lower (dangerous) red line. The Sea of Galilee is in a deep basin, which lies below seaContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 | United States President Donald Trump made history in favor of Israel again on Monday, becoming the first American president to officially recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights region that borders Syria. The territory, captured by Israel in 1967 while battling Syrian aggression, is a critical high ground for defense,Continue Reading »
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 | In recent days, the number of butterflies in Israel has reached a peak with migration from the Arabian Peninsula. Millions of Vanessa Cardui [also known as the painted lady] butterflies have been observed throughout the country, mainly in the center and on the coastal plain, but also in the AravaContinue Reading »
Monday, 28 Jan 2019 | An Israeli search and rescue team touched down in Brazil Sunday night, just 48 hours after a dam collapse, which so far has killed 58 people and left 300 missing. On Friday, disaster struck Minas Gerais, Brazil, when a dam full of mine tailings burst and sent a river ofContinue Reading »
Thursday, 24 January 2019 | Israel surged to 5th place in the Bloomberg Innovation Index of 2019, climbing five spots from last year’s index where Israel ranked 10th, Globes reported Tuesday. The Bloomberg Innovation Index ranks the world’s 60 most pioneering economies, according to the most recent data. The ranking is compiled by analyzing sevenContinue Reading »
Friday, 11 January 2019 | Israeli farmers from communities bordering Gaza will have some 16,000 dunams [4,000 acres] of agricultural land allocated to them once the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] clears an area, dubbed “firezone,” from landmines and unexploded bombs. Swathes of Israeli farmland has been scorched by incendiary airborne devices launched into Israel byContinue Reading »
Thursday, 29 November 2018 | Over the summer, the sight of blackened earth and ashes where there was once an abundance of natural greenery—until the incendiary kite and balloon terror consumed the fields and vegetation in the Gaza vicinity—was depressing. But nature has its way of rebirth, and the recent rainfall has washed away theContinue Reading »
Thursday, 8 November 2018 | A report released by the tourism ministry on Monday revealed that Israel’s tourism industry continues to break records with more tourists visiting the Jewish state in October 2018 than ever before, totaling about 486,000 registered entries to the country. Globes reported that this represents a 19% increase over April 2018Continue Reading »
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 | For the first time, Israel’s national anthem, Hatikva, was played in Abu Dhabi as Israeli judoka Sagi Muki won the gold medal in his weight division, the Times of Israel reported Sunday. In the tournament, the Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Slam, in which judokas from 62 nations competed, three ofContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 | A Syrian baby suffering from a severe heart defect was flown from Cyprus to Israel on Tuesday to receive special treatment at Sheba Hospital in Beersheva. The baby first traveled to Israel in December, just days after he was born, to receive life-saving surgery, the Jerusalem Post reported. Last year,Continue Reading »
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