A few kilometers south of Jerusalem one can find an impressive cone shaped hill called “Herodium” or “Herodion” (in Hebrew), built by Herod the Great around 20 BCE.
In-depth articles and background information on various topics like Arts, Science and Research, Technology, Agriculture or Medicine – displaying the multiple facets of the land of Israel.
“Rakefet” – the Persian Cyclamen in Israel
Rakefet, the Persian Cyclamen (“cyclamen persicum”), is in full bloom.
“God is good” – Compositions of Hope in Remembrance of the Shoah
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.
Israeli firm invents highly efficient engine
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.
First almond blossoms in Israel
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.
New Holocaust Law in Poland criminalizes open discussion
“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
VP Mike Pence: “America stands with Israel”
Last night, Mike Pence delivered a groundbreaking speech in the Israeli Knesset. His key message: ‘The United States of America stand with Israel and recognize Jerusalem as her capital.’ He explained it with the historic right of the Jewish people to this ancient land.
Operation “Good Neighbor” – Humanitarian Aid on the Syrian border
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.
Israel global leader in water recycling
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 […]
“Four copper wheels”
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 […]