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Record Breaking Heatwave Across Israel

in Tourism & Nature

Despite the passing of August’s simmering heat, the first week of September in Israel saw the highest temperatures of the summer season thus far, lasting for a record-breaking 8 days. Across the country, temperatures have soared as high as 49 degrees Celsius, or 120.2 degrees Fahrenheit, causing a lockdown of a different kind. Even Jerusalem,…

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Ancient Soapery Uncovered in Negev Town

in Tourism & Nature

While excavating to create a new southern city, a traditional soapery was uncovered in Rahat, a town deep in the Negev desert. The Israel Antiquities Authority clocked it from 1,200 years ago from the Islamic period when soap used to be made in the most traditional sense. Back then, saltwort ashes were mixed with olive…

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Israeli Hikes Based on the 12 Tribes

in Tourism & Nature

“Twelve months. Twelve tribes. Twelve hikes.” This is how Shebet Haaretz, translated to the Tribes of Israel, welcomes visitors to their website, and their unique spiritual journeys. Led by two brothers Marcus and Emilio Cohen, Shebet Haaretz leads groups across Israel, not only to enjoy the scenery, but with special intention to learn the history…

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Taking Solar Energy to the Next Level

in Economy & Innovation/Monthly Report/Tourism & Nature

What if energy production was not only climate-friendly but also supported flourishing agriculture in the desert? Ralph Steigrad is trying to get Swiss and Israelis around a table for a pilot project to make it happen. As so often in life, the idea was inspired by a discussion. Ralph Steigrad was still living in Australia at…

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A Heatwave of Climate Change Hits Israel

in Health & Science/Tourism & Nature

Extreme heat is common in the Middle East; however, Israel is experiencing a record-breaking feat with the highest temperatures for the longest period of time during May. In what has been almost a week-long heatwave, temperatures have soared over 40 degrees Celsius or 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The unprecedented temperatures have resulted in waves of Israelis…

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