Thursday Jul 18, 2013
The State of Israel was established on May 14, 1948. The events that led to this important historic day did not occur in one day. Many Zionists had dreamed about a Jewish homeland long before it was established, and worked hard to make it happen. What was the role of KKL-JNF in Israel’s independence and why it is important to educate people about its history?
In order to understand more about this, I travelled to...
Tuesday Jul 02, 2013
Kibbutz Ketura is a unique community in the middle of the Arava Valley in Israel. It is a lively settlement with a colorful history; a history of pioneering and Zionism; a piece of the land of Israel. In this blog I want to open up a little bit about the story of the establishment of a Jewish home in the middle of desert.
Kibbutz Ketura in the Arava Valley. Photo: Akos Simon
Judy Bar-Lev works as Office Manager for the...
Wednesday Jun 05, 2013
Zionism has contributed an important role to the creation of the State of Israel. Many philanthropists have opened their hearts, and decided to take part in this pioneering work of making life prosperous in the biblical Land of Israel. Every year since its independence, Israel has witnessed great progress in development, literally turning desert into a blooming high-tech land. I traveled to Tel Aviv to meet the World Chairman...
Tuesday Apr 09, 2013
The spring has arrived to Arava Valley; temperatures have risen above 30 degrees. The dry desert wind blows in dry riverbeds and the hot sun heats the air. The sun is the primary source of energy for the Earth’s climate system and therefore has enormous potential for commercial energy production. In Israel, this advantage has been recognized; solar technology, including its various applications, has been well researched...
Monday Mar 04, 2013
Environmental challenges are slamming the Middle East as environmental security deteriorates. Land degradation, deforestation and food security are part of the concern. Many solutions have been proposed but so far very few have been implemented. New research is currently been conducted in these fields.
Photo: Shmuel Willner
The Dead Sea and Arava Science Center operates in the arid Arava Valley of Israel, which is under the...