Tel Aviv University

14 May 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Union for the Mediterranean, Universities, Colleges, Academies Reading Time:  7 minutes

Tel Aviv University © אור-פ /cc-by-sa-4.0

Tel Aviv University © אור-פ /cc-by-sa-4.0

Tel Aviv University is a public research university in Tel Aviv, Israel. With over 30,000 students, it is the largest university in the country. Located in northwest Tel Aviv, the university is the center of teaching and research of the city, comprising 9 faculties, 17 teaching hospitals, 18 performing arts centers, 27 schools, 106 departments, 340 research centers, and 400 laboratories. It is ranked 7th in the world by PitchBook data index.   read more…

Paris Square in Haifa

29 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  4 minutes

Carmelite Compound © Marsharbt/cc-by-sa-4.0

Carmelite Compound © Marsharbt/cc-by-sa-4.0

The Paris Square also known as Hamra Square or the Churches District is a public square in Haifa, Israel, located in Downtown Haifa. It was built during the Ottoman period. The Hamra Square was a public space created in Haifa during the Ottoman period. It was surrounded by a market, Carmelite (St. Elias Carmelite Church) and Maronite (St. Louis the King Cathedral, Haifa) churches, hotels, etc.   read more…

Lod in Israel

22 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  5 minutes

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© DGtal/cc-by-sa-4.0

Lod, also known as Lydda, is a city 15 km (9.5 mi) southeast of Tel Aviv and 40 km (25 mi) northwest of Jerusalem in the Central District of Israel. It is situated between the lower Shephelah on the east and the coastal plain on the west. The city had a population of 85,351 in 2019.   read more…

Metula, the northernmost town in Israel

6 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  5 minutes

Town hall © Danny Gershoni/cc-by-sa-4.0

Town hall © Danny Gershoni/cc-by-sa-4.0

Metula is a town in the Northern District of Israel, and the northernmost town in Israel; it abuts the Israel-Lebanon border. It had in 2022 a population of 1,740. Not too far away is Mount Hermon in the Syrian Golan Heights.   read more…

Gaza Envelope in Israel

3 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  7 minutes

Mefalsim © Rikmal/cc-by-sa-3.0

Mefalsim © Rikmal/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Gaza Envelope encompasses the populated areas in the Southern District of Israel that are within 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) of the Gaza Strip border and are therefore within range of mortar shells and Qassam rockets launched from the Gaza Strip.   read more…

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

5 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Museums, Exhibitions, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  11 minutes

Hostages and Missing Square installation on museum's plaza after the October 7 attack © Yossipik/cc-by-sa-4.0

Hostages and Missing Square installation on museum’s plaza after the October 7 attack © Yossipik/cc-by-sa-4.0

Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Hebrew: Muzeon Tel Aviv Leomanut) is an art museum in Tel Aviv, Israel. The museum is dedicated to the preservation and display of modern and contemporary art from Israel and around the world.   read more…

Ma’ale Adumim in the West Bank

28 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  5 minutes

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© Davidmosberg/cc-by-sa-3.0

Ma’ale Adumim is an urban Israeli settlement organized as a city council in the West Bank of Palestine, seven kilometers (4.3 miles) east of Jerusalem. Ma’ale Adumim achieved city status in 1991. In 2015, its population was 37,555. It is located along Highway 1, which connects it to Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law.   read more…

Beirut Souks

22 January 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit, Shopping, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  9 minutes

Beirut Souks © flickr.com - n.karim/cc-by-2.0

Beirut Souks © flickr.com – n.karim/cc-by-2.0

Beirut Souks is a major commercial district in Beirut Central District. With over 200 shops, 25 restaurants and cafes, an entertainment center, a 14 cinema complex, periodic street markets and an upcoming department store, it is Beirut’s largest and most diverse shopping and leisure area. Beirut Souks also features piazzas and public space. Designed in five separate commissions by international and Lebanese architects, Beirut Souks offer 128,000 sq. m of built-up area interspersed with landscaped pedestrian zones.   read more…

Kafar Qasem in Israel

24 November 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  4 minutes

Kafar Qasem Memorial © Avi1111

Kafar Qasem Memorial © Avi1111

Kafr Qasim, also spelled as Kafr Qassem, Kufur Kassem, Kfar Kassem and Kafar Kassem, is a hill-top city in Israel with an Arab population. It is located about 20 km (12 mi) east of Tel Aviv, on the Israeli side of the Green Line separating Israel and the West Bank, in the southern portion of the “Little Triangle” of Arab-Israeli towns and villages. In 2021 its population was 24,757. The town was the site of the Kafr Qasim massacre, in which the Israel Border Police killed 49 civilians on October 29, 1956. On February 12, 2008, Israeli Minister of the Interior Meir Sheetrit declared Kafr Qasim a city in a ceremony held at the town.   read more…

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