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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…

0 How big was the Kingdom of David?

Dramatic finds at this season of excavations at Tel Tsafit in the Judean Lowlands add fuel to the two decade long archaeological debate as to the size or the very existence of the kingdom of David and Solomon. While the maximalists among the archaeologists claim the David’s kingdom was as…

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…


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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…

Nature & Environment
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Desert Dreams

The farmers of the Central Arava Region are continuing to fulfill David Ben-Gurion’s dream of making the desert bloom with the help of the Central and Northern Arava Research and…


Books & Publications
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Documenting the Beginning

With over eight million inhabitants and a flourishing economy today, it is almost impossible to imagine what kind of place Israel was in 1948, the year that it was founded.…

People & Events
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The Land of Promise

The Land of Promise was a movie created as a propaganda tool of the Zionist movement. It not only received critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival, but was used…