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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…


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Nature & Environment
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Will the Honeybee Survive?

“In the lion’s skeleton he [Samson] found a swarm of bees, and honey. He scooped it into his palms and ate it as he went along…. Out of the eater…


Books & Publications
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Herod: The Life and Death of the King of Judea

The idea to publish a special album on the discovery of Herod’s grand mausoleum at Herodium by professor Ehud Netzer was born when the curators of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem,…

People & Events
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Carefully Modelled Trains

Every week the members of the Israeli Model Trains Club, a group of men from all over Israel, meet in Kibbutz Netzer Sireni. They are pensioners, new immigrants from Europe,…