Tarabya in Istanbul Province

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

Tarabya Marina © Metuboy/cc-by-sa-4.0

Tarabya Marina © Metuboy/cc-by-sa-4.0

Tarabya is a neighbourhood in the municipality and district of Sarıyer, Istanbul Province, Turkey. Its population is 17,852 (2022). It is located on the European shoreline of the Bosphorus strait, between the neighbourhoods of Yeniköy and Kireçburnu. It is famous for its coastal fish restaurants. Lycée Français Pierre Loti d’Istanbul and Tarabya British Schools both have high school campuses in Tarabya.   read more…

French Hill in East Jerusalem

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

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© Hagai Agmon-Snir/cc-by-sa-4.0

French Hill, is an Israeli settlement in northern East Jerusalem. It is located on territory that has been occupied since the Six-Day War in 1967 and later unilaterally annexed by Israel under the Jerusalem Law, in a move internationally condemned as illegal, “null and void” under international law, in 1980. The international community considers Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem, such as French Hill, illegal under international law, which the Israeli government disputes.   read more…

Tel Aviv University

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

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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…

Mersin in Turkey

3 May 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  9 minutes

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© facebook.com – Mersin Page/cc-by-sa-3.0

Mersin is a large city and port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey. It is the provincial capital of the Mersin Province (formerly İçel). It is made up of four district governorates, each having its own municipality: Akdeniz, Mezitli, Toroslar and Yenişehir. Mersin lies on the western side of Çukurova, a geographical, economic and cultural region of Turkey. It is an important hub for Turkey’s economy, with Turkey’s largest seaport being located here. The city hosted the 2013 Mediterranean Games.   read more…

Paris Square in Haifa

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

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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…

Tahrir Square in Cairo

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

Tahrir Square obelisk (2022) © Onceinawhile/cc-by-sa-4.0

Tahrir Square obelisk (2022) © Onceinawhile/cc-by-sa-4.0

Tahrir Square (Arabic: Maydān at-Taḥrīr; English: Liberation Square), also known as Martyr Square (Maydān al-Shuhadā’), is a public town square in downtown Cairo, Egypt. The square has been the location and focus for political demonstrations. The 2011 Egyptian revolution and the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak occurred at the Tahrir Square.   read more…

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