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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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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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The Only Fish that Should Eat Plastic

in Life, Culture & Sports

Evi Anca hates plastic, yet also admits to loving it. The Israeli artist, environmental activist, and co-director of Plastic Free Israel, spends much of her time scouring beaches, construction sites, and trash piles for plastic which eventually, she turns into educational art. Today, she uses art as a tool for activism, creating recycled masterpieces, and…

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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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