Wednesday Nov 07, 2012
The Dead Sea of Israel and Jordan is the Earth’s lowest elevation on land and has a very unique environment. Throughout history, its unique qualities have brought people from all over the world to visit and bathe in the Sea, which has nine times more salt content than ocean water. The Dead Sea’s main water source, the Jordan River, has reached the point where the Biblical river’s flow into the Dead Sea has been...
Thursday Oct 18, 2012
The Negev covers 60% of the State of Israel, yet only 8% of Israel's population lives in the Negev, thus giving the area phenomenal development opportunities.
Taking to heart the statement of David Ben Gurion – 'By the Negev, the Jewish people will be tested', KKL-JNF has invested a great amount of resources to settle and develop the Negev, enabling life to flourish on its dry desert lands. With...
Thursday Aug 09, 2012
Another month has passed in the Arava Valley. The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES) is located in the Arava rift valley between Jordan and Israel, a convenient location for cross-border cooperation. The valley is a very dry place, and the average annual rainfall in the Arava is around 30 mm of rain, about one inch. Despite the very dry weather conditions, the valley is characterized with numerous date palm...
Monday Jul 09, 2012
We all share the same environment, the same globe – the world – whether we like it or not. The scarcity of clean drinking water, the increase in pollution and the deterioration of natural resources have been constantly covered in the world news during the last decade. Clean water – the source of life – is the most precious of all natural resources. Despite being such a plentiful resource in certain parts...
Monday Jun 25, 2012
Mashabbei Sade is a beautiful and lively kibbutz near the city of Beer Sheva. It belongs to the Regional Council of Ramat HaNegev, which consists of five kibbutzim, two moshavim and six communal settlements. The Kibbutz is characterized by green lawns and park-like areas. A few weeks ago I had a chance to visit the Kibbutz.
The kibbutz uses both treated sewage water and saline groundwater for irrigation. It also has...