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.
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Israel in Pictures – People, Places, Impressions. The many beautiful facets and rich diversity of Israel presented in pictures combined with interesting facts and background information.
“Rakefet” – the Persian Cyclamen in Israel
Rakefet, the Persian Cyclamen (“cyclamen persicum”), is in full bloom.
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.
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 […]