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Wastewater Treatment Israel is an arid country, which borders on a desert region. . There are marked differences in rainfall throughout the country, with natural fresh water sources in the north and desert in the south. With few water resources, a water shortage crisis could be a threat. Israel has had to contend...

Sarona is a 140 year’s-old ex-Templer settlement in the heart of Tel-Aviv.  At the time, German Templer-settlers arrived in Tel-Aviv in aspiration of pious-missionary Christian activities. Sarona had been their third settlement in Palestine. The Templers had transformed the little hill that overlooked the Mediterranean...

In the 1950s Israeli water engineer Simcha Blass, and his son, Yeshayahu Blass were leaders in the area of drip irrigation design. In 1965 Kibbutz Hatzerim partnered with Blass to form a company called Netafim, Together they developed and patented the first practical surface drip irrigation emitter. Drip irrigation,...

Ptitim, (little bits or flakes in English), are exactly that. Ptitim are rice shaped or tiny round balls of oven-roasted pasta made of hard wheat, which gives them a characteristic nutty flavor and aroma. Often referred to as Israeli couscous, they are a unique culinary contribution. The product was invented during...

ICQ

ICQ, an acronym for the short statement, “I Seek You”, was the first “instant messenger” ever developed. In 1998 five Israelis, Yair Goldfinger, Sefi Vigiser, Amnon Amir, Arik Vardi, and Yossi Vardi, who also founded the company Mirabilis, developed the program. They had a vision of being able to send a quick message...

Rummikub is a tile-based game for two to four players. Ephriam Hertzano developed the game in the early 1930s in Romania, at a time when the Communist government outlawed playing cards. After World War II Hertzano immigrated to Israel and continued to develop the game in his backyard in the city of Bat Yam. The first...

The Ramon Crater, also called in Hebrew “the Makhtesh“; is a unique Geological Phenomenon that is rare in the Middle Eastern parts, which had been created due to the erosion of a Mountain that had been filled with soft stone.     The Phenomenon had started about 110 million years ago. The Hebrew term of...

The Roman Catholic and Uniate churches are located in Jerusalem; adding to the city’s glory. The churches that are in communion with Rome and recognize the primacy and spiritual authority of the Pope (who as bishop of Rome holds the ancient patriarchy of the West). In matters of liturgy, the Eastern churches in...

The Haifa Zoo is named after Louis Ariel Goldshmidt. It started off as a petting ground/corner in mid-1940, by Mr. Pinhas Cohen who was one of the fascinating Biology teachers of Haifa. Throughout the years it filled with animals and is nowadays known as the “Haifa Educational Zoo”. The zoo contains a variety of birds,...

The Armenian Orthodox Church dates from the year 301 and the conversion of Armenia, the first country to embrace Christianity. An Armenian religious community has been present in Jerusalem since the 5th century. The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem was established in 1311. Throughout the 19th century and during and...

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