0 Knots, Rugs, and Bridges in Beersheba

The Museum of Islamic and Near Eastern Cultures that opened recently in the Ottoman-era mosque in Beersheba aspires to serve as a bridge between cultures. > by ERETZ Staff Drought struck the Negev desert in 1891. Among the Bedouins, 1891 became known as “the year of the lemons,” because they…

0 Changing Times

The combination of the ever-evolving internet and low-cost flights is transforming the tourism industry worldwide. Israel’s tourism industry must focus its attention on individual travelers in order to thrive in the tourism 2.0 era. > by Yadin Roman Photography: israeltourism Tourism to Israel has been changing profoundly for the past…

0 A Tale of Two Houses

Norman Lourie, the founder of the Habonim Zionist youth movement in South Africa, first arrived in the Land of Israel in 1944 while serving as a military reporter attached to the South Africa Engineering Corps. The corps was employed in building the railway tunnels under the cliff of Rosh Hanikra,…

0 Creating Exciting Hotels

Tel Aviv’s  Kalisher Street is just a few houses long. Gray and rundown, it appears to have seen better days. It connects Herzl Street, the city’s first road, with Nahalat Benjamin Street, another of the main thoroughfares of the pioneering Ahuzat Bayit neighborhood, which was founded just over a century…


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The Art of Framing

In a city where most art venues are stark, white cubes designed to focus all attention on the works of art, the Meitsag Gallery stands out. Established by Tali and…

Nature & Environment
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A New Perspective on Nahal Ammud

Nahal Ammud is perhaps the most famous river in the Galilee. Many hikers are familiar with its twists and turns, but the Israel Trail does not follow the usual route…


Books & Publications
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Masada Unfathomable Depths

Many years ago, in the small hours of a steaming hot August night, I drove my battered 19-year-old Renault 16, a car envisioned to get the French farmer to his…

People & Events
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Art in Rishon Lezion

Two exhibitions that examine language and imagery in contemporary Israeli art opened in Rishon Lezion in connection with a conference on the Hebrew language. “And He Said – And He…