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0 The West Bank Water Fight

Summer after summer, thousands of Palestinians on the West Bank suffer shortages of water. Desalination, recycling, and improved infrastructure maintenance could have provided a solution long ago – but, when the issue is Israel and the Palestinians nothing is simple and straight forward. “The cuts in the quantity of water…

0 What’s in a Jewish Name?

Explaining Jewish surnames has been a hot topic for quite some time; the last few years alone have seen a bevy of new articles, blogs, and databases where anyone can find all sorts of info on his or her family’s name. However, the history of Jewish last names actually is…

0 Focus on the Heart

For the past three years, Nino Herman and his camera have been wandering the streets of south Tel Aviv. His photographs reveal the beauty that hides under the ugliness of these rundown streets, a splendor that many do not take the time to see. The diversity of humanity, coexistence between…

0 King Herod’s Latest Suprise

For nearly two years, the Ehud Netzer Expedition at Herodium has been unearthing the grand entrance way that Herod built to his palace-fortress at Upper Herodium. Even though they have been excavating Herodium for many years, archaeologists Roi Porat, Yaakov Kalman, and Rachel Chachy-Laureys are surprised by what they…


ERETZ Unplugged
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The House on Borochov Street

In 1922, 21 modest homes were built in Givatayim, creating the first workers’ neighborhood in the Land of Israel: the Borochov neighborhood. Only two of the original buildings still are…

Nature & Environment
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Crazy Storks

Driving north yesterday I saw my first flock of storks for the season. A little early for spring I thought to myself, but early and late in relation to seasons…


Books & Publications
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ERETZ the Book – A Journey through the Ages

“ERETZ is indeed ‘Israel Geographic’ – a wonderful gateway to the beautiful face and vibrant character of the state and society of Israel.” Shimon Peres, Former President and Prime Minister…

People & Events
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From Souri and Nabali to Barnea and Askal

Last July, the annual Terra Olivo Mediterranean International Olive Oil Competition took place in Israel for the first time, attracting olive oil producers from around the globe, to Jerusalem. Israel…