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Israeli Architecture Must Get Greener

in Health & Science/Monthly Report

Mitzpe Ramon, a small Israeli desert town in the middle of the spectacular Ramon crater is architecturally interesting. But while buildings, like luxury hotel Beresheet, just look like they’re well adapted to their surroundings (in truth, the “natural stone” is only decorated concrete), the “Landroom Observatory” is using building materials that fit well in the…

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The Cave of Horror Unearthed New Valuable Findings

in Tourism & Nature

May all of our readers, donors, and friends who celebrate Passover have a safe and happy holiday! From our family to yours, Happy Passover.   Lack of funding has been the main halting factor when it comes to the Israel Antiquities Authority’s ability to scout the depths of the Judean desert for the likely treasures…

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Saving Water Despite Desert Lands

in Health & Science

It’s no secret that water is in short supply and large demand in Israel. While the country placed itself on the map for water desalination and drip irrigation as resource-saving hacks, climate change, and population growth are quickly creating an undeniable truth – the water is drying up. Despite having cultivated much of its desert…

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Santa Clause Floats the Dead Sea

in Life, Culture & Sports/Tourism & Nature

Last Sunday, Santa Claus took a trip to the Dead Sea, decked in his full suit and carrying a decorated Christmas tree. While it’s not Christmas time just yet, this isn’t that strange for the Jewish state, which typically sees over a million Christian tourists annually. Since COVID-19 has halted the majority of international travel…

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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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