Israel to boost solar energy production

By: Sharon Udasin The new power is being authorized to ensure that Israel achieves its goals of making 10% of the country’s electricity supply renewable by 2020. According to JPost: Dorit Banet, CEO of the Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Initiative, called the move a significant step toward exploiting Israel’s potential, said solar energy can reach 60% of […]

Israel’s Bird of the Month – November 2016

Drumroll please… Israel’s bird of the month is the Great White Pelican! Why you ask? Fun Fact – the Great White Pelican is the largest bird in the world to migrate across the desert to East Africa. Not to mention, these birds, unfortunately, have mostly vanished from Israel due to fewer and smaller wetlands, over-fishing […]

The Golan Heights Winery – a Must See in the North of Israel

No need for the spit buckets at this Wine Tasting Tour Birthright definitely knows what they’re doing when they schedule wine tours at The Golan Heights Winery, especially after hiking up the Golan Heights. The Winery gave us three of their most popular wines to taste: the Gamla, the Yarden, and the Mount Hermon. It’s no coincidence […]

Israeli Firm Designs Bench Using Old Paper

Skitza Print, an Israeli design firm, got its hands on a Highcon Euclid digital cutting machine. We’re not totally sure what that is either, but apparently it turns 3D models into molds. The folks at Skitza Print created a mold from 4,000 layers of recyclable paper. They then filled it with concrete and tore away […]

President of Paraguay Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem

Making the first state visit by a president of Paraguay to Israel, President of Paraguay H.E. Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara, planted an olive tree at KKL-JNF’s Grove of Nations in Jerusalem as a symbol of peace and friendship between the two countries on July 18. “I am very honored to be planting this olive tree […]

Honoring Holocaust Rescuer Belgian Prince with a Tree in Israel

The descendants of Prince Eugène II de Ligne of Belgium, who hid hundreds of Jewish children in his castle during the Holocaust, plant an olive tree in his memory at Belgium Park in Neve Ilan. Belgium, the summer of 1942: The Nazi occupation, which controlled the country, began sending Jews to the death camps. Eugène […]