Tag Archives: The Environment

Migrating Birds, Hula Valley, Israel 2012

Thousands of migratory birds make a stop in the Hula Valley. The Hula Valley is north of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), the Golan Heights are visible in the background of the image.

The Dan River, Israel 2002

The Dan River in the Golan Heights is one of the Jordan River’s three tributaries, along with the Hatzbani and the Banias. Fed by rains and snowmelt from Mount Hermon, the Dan River Valley is lush and green, especially in the springtime.

Bedouin Tent, Negev, Israel 2001

The Bedouins are a traditionally nomadic population that lives throughout the Middle East. There are about 200,000 Bedouin in southern Israel. While most live in Israeli-built towns, many do not and still practice a semi-nomadic lifestyle.  

Palmachim Beach, Israel 2002

The popular Palmachim Beach is located on the Mediterranean coast of central Israel. The area is named for the Palmach, (Hebrew acronym for Plugot Mahatz, literally, “strike forces”) an elite unit of the Haganah, the underground Jewish army in pre-state Israel.  

Greenhouse, Negev, Israel

It has been a goal of Zionist movement to develop the arid Negev, to “make the desert bloom”. This goal has led to extraordinary technological innovation, including the building of greenhouses and the development of drip irrigation, a technique that has been used worldwide.

Amiaz Plains, Israel 2002

The Amiaz Plains rise to the west of the Dead Sea.

City by the Sea, Tel-Aviv, Israel 2009

The city of Tel-Aviv offers a unique combination of cosmopolitan life, art, and culture alongside some of the area’s best beaches. High-rise hotels line the Mediterranean Coast along the west side of the city.

Saturday Morning Walk, Hertzeliya, Israel 2010

The beach in Hertzeliya is crowded with local residents enjoying the city’s sandy shores.

Farmer, Eastern Galilee, Israel 1997

The Galilee, in northern Israel, is the country’s most fertile agricultural region. It is also known for its beautiful rolling hills and valleys.

Tourists, Negev, Israel 2005

The Negev in southern Israel is more than just a desert. From Eilat in the south to Mitzpeh Ramon, Sde Boker, and the city of Be’er Sheva, the Negev offers a variety of attractions for tourists, including beaches, nature, archaeology, history, and of course, camel rides.

Sunset, Nahariya, Israel 1995

The Mediterranean Sea (Israel coastal plain) extends 187 kilometers (116 miles), north to south, with sandy beaches and Mediterranean climate.

Haifa, Israel 2000

This photograph offers a view of the port of Haifa, with the Baha’i Temple & Gardens in the foreground. The Baha’i faith was founded in Persia in the 19th century and has about 5 million adherents worldwide. The elaborate Baha’i Gardens in Haifa are a popular tourist destination.

Gone Fishing, Kiryat Yam, Israel 2010

Fishermen stand on defunct sewer pipes on the Mediterranean Sea, fishing. The pipes are a reminder of Israel’s ongoing efforts in the areas of sustainable growth and development.

Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa, 1998

In this photograph, teens at Herzlia High School play basketball on a court near the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. Since the first Jewish school was founded in Cape Town at the end of the 19th century, the community has seen a number of institutions for Jewish education arise and merge. …