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Digging back into the mystery of Masada

in Tourism & Nature
Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Known for its rich history and glorious sunrise views, Masada, a UNESCO heritage site sitting in Southern Israel beside the Dead Sea, is being revisited after an 11 year hiatus. Starting February 5, a team from Tel Aviv University, being led by Guy Stiebel, is spending 30 days excavating untouched areas of the ancient fortress.…

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Israeli Gev Sella is Youngest Rally Champion in Africa

in Life, Culture & Sports
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The youngest competitor to ever win a rally, Gev Sella, chose to challenge himself when he entered the Rally Africa Eco Race. The race, which requires navigating through dunes on motor bikes, is a doozy in terms of terrain, length and competition. The rally is a 6,500 kilometer trek through the deserts of Morocco, Mauritania…

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Magical Salt Bride

in Life, Culture & Sports
A magical salt covered dress - Sigalit Landau's art at the Dead Sea (Credit: Courtesy, CNN)

Israeli artist Sigalit Landau’s ‘Salt Bride’ photography series is currently exhibited at the renowned Marlborough Contemporary Gallery in London. Propelling the magic of the salty lake to a new artistic level, Landau placed dresses for three months into the Dead Sea. The result is stunning: while the crystals cover each dress entirely, the shapes are…

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Eilat’s new international airport

in Economy & Innovation/Tourism & Nature
Cupid's flight to Eilat in the 21 century (credit: IAA)

Most Israelis admit easily that Eilat isn’t the most enchanting place on earth. On the other hand the desert city along the Red Sea turns out to be one of the everlasting hot spots for local tourists and internationals alike. This not only boosted the ego of the local Eilatis who love their city –…

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D(r)ead or alive?

in Monthly Report/Tourism & Nature
Dead Sea's sinkholes (credit: wikimedia, Doron)

It is by far no new phenomenon that the Dead Sea declines, new sink holes appear on a daily basis and the water level is constantly sinking. Deserted shower skeletons, patrol stations and dying palm trees are witness to the previous water edge that only few residents of the neighbouring communities remember. Haaretz’ new interactive…

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