Rakefet, the Persian Cyclamen (“cyclamen persicum”), is in full bloom.
If one follows the general media coverage of Israel, one could conclude that the country consists only of soldiers, terrorist attacks and the eternal conflict with the Palestinians. But anyone who actually is there can convince himself that this is far from the truth.
For 150 years, the design of the traditional internal combustion engine has not been changed, apart from minor adjustments – until recently! The Israeli firm Aquarius Engines invented a highly efficient, lightweight combustion engine that uses a completely different approach and thus represents a real challenge to the traditional engine.
Yesterday, on the day of Tu B’Shvat, one could already find first blossoms on the almond trees. Tu B’Shvat, the 15th of the Hebrew month “Shvat”, is also called the “New Year of the Trees” and marks the beginning of the agricultural cycle in Israel. Traditionally, trees are planted on this day.
“The Polish Kapo were the most vicious – they raped everyone: children, men, and women. In one instance all the women died and they were raping the children near their mothers’ bodies.” – Yitzhak Yacobi, survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp
When, in February 2013, for the first time a wounded Syrian came to the Israeli border in order to ask for help, the Israeli army helped without questions. Since then, many Syrians were accepted into Israel to receive medical help.
Water is an inherently scarce resource in the Middle East – the more exemplary it is handled in the small country of Israel. Almost 90% of the waste water in Israel are reused. This is four times more than in any other country of the world, according to Gilad Erdan, minister of strategic planning and […]
Artist Udi Cain (Ehud Chaikin), from the famous Jewish-Hassidic Chaikin family, describes his artwork: “One of my sculptures stands on a small plaza near the main square of the commercial and industrial zone in the Talpiot neighborhood of Jerusalem. I built it as a tribute to the builders of Jerusalem from the times of the Kingdom of […]