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Public Battle for Private Waters

in Tourism & Nature

Should public waters on private land be open to the Israeli public? This is a major question that has risen since early summer 2020, when a group of protestors reigned upon Kibbutz Nir David to demand public access to the freshwater Asi River running through it in an ongoing campaign called Free the Asi. Nir…

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1.5 Million Israelis Visited Nature Reserves this Summer

in Tourism & Nature

As the first full lockdown subsided in June, and Israel began to reopen, Israel’s most beloved nature parks launched a new policy, which had actually been in the works for years. Post COVID-19, the policy enables people to spend time in Israel’s favorite nature reserves without overcrowding. For the first time ever, visitors needed to…

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Israel and UAE Celebrate New Peace Ties

in Economy & Innovation

In a major global move on Thursday, the United Arab Emirates and Israel have entered into a peace agreement, with the support of the United States. The UAE is the third Arab country, after Egypt and Jordan, to be on such terms with Israel. In a statement from the White House, it said the two…

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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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Corona Cabinet and Second Wave Update

in Health & Science

The warning bells have sounded. With a steep increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks and over 500 in the past 24 hours, the “Corona Cabinet” is in discussions to set down, or retract, some freshly laid guidelines. Police forces have been asked to strictly enforce social distancing in crowds, as well…

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