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…

Allenby Street in Tel Aviv

11 November 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Shopping, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  3 minutes

Magen David Square © השמח השמח

Magen David Square © השמח השמח

Allenby Street (Hebrew: Rekhov Allenby) is a major street in Tel Aviv, Israel. It was named in honor of Field Marshal Viscount Allenby.   read more…

National Library of Israel in West Jerusalem

28 October 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Opera Houses, Theaters, Libraries, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  15 minutes

National Library of Israel still under construction © איתי כהן / אלבטרוס צילום אוויר/cc-by-3.0

National Library of Israel still under construction © איתי כהן / אלבטרוס צילום אוויר/cc-by-3.0

The National Library of Israel (NLI; Hebrew: HaSifria HaLeumit), formerly Jewish National and University Library (JNUL; Hebrew: Beit Ha-Sfarim Ha-Le’umi ve-Ha-Universita’i), is the library dedicated to collecting the cultural treasures of Israel and of Jewish heritage. The library holds more than 5 million books, and is located in the Government complex (Kiryat HaMemshala) near the Knesset. The National Library owns the world’s largest collections of Hebraica and Judaica, and is the repository of many rare and unique manuscripts, books and artifacts.   read more…

Neve Tzedek in Tel Aviv

9 October 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Shopping, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  8 minutes

Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater © Danny Lyulyev/cc-by-sa-3.0

Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater © Danny Lyulyev/cc-by-sa-3.0

Neve Tzedek is a neighborhood located in southwestern Tel Aviv, Israel. It was the first Jewish neighborhood to be built outside the old city of the ancient port of Jaffa. Originally it was a Sephardi Jewish neighbourhood. Since the 1990s, rundown properties have been restored and it is now a fashionable quarter of Tel Aviv.   read more…

Carmel Market in Tel Aviv

28 September 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit, Shopping, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  3 minutes

Olives © Laliv Gal/cc-by-2.5

Olives © Laliv Gal/cc-by-2.5

Carmel Market (Hebrew: Shuk HaCarmel) is an outdoor marketplace in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Carmel market was established in the 1920s. It is bordered by Allenby Street and Magen David Square and is principally located along Carmel Street, but has expanded over time to streets such as Nahalat Binyamin Street.   read more…

Technion in Haifa

29 August 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Union for the Mediterranean, Universities, Colleges, Academies Reading Time:  6 minutes

Aerospace Faculty © first_div

Aerospace Faculty © first_div

The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is a public research university located in Haifa, Israel. Established in 1912 under the dominion of the Ottoman Empire, the Technion is the oldest university in the country. The Technion is ranked as one of the top universities in both Israel and the Middle East, and in the world’s top 100 universities in the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities.   read more…

Geula in West Jerusalem

26 August 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  < 1 minute

Malkhei Yisrael Street © Yoninah/cc-by-sa-3.0

Malkhei Yisrael Street © Yoninah/cc-by-sa-3.0

Geula (lit. Redemption) is a neighborhood in the center of West Jerusalem, Israel, populated mainly by Haredi Jews. Geula is bordered by Zikhron Moshe and Mekor Baruch on the west, the Bukharim neighborhood on the north, Mea Shearim on the east and the West Jerusalem city center on the south.   read more…

Supreme Court of Israel

30 July 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  7 minutes

© Adiel lo/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Adiel lo/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Supreme Court (Hebrew: Beit HaMishpat HaElyon; Arabic: Al Mahkama Al ‘Ulyā) is the highest court in Israel. It has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all other courts, and in some cases original jurisdiction.   read more…

Mediterranean Region

29 July 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, French Riviera, European Union, Living, Working, Building, Sport, UNESCO World Heritage, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  28 minutes

Monaco © Tobi 87/cc-by-sa-3.0

Monaco © Tobi 87/cc-by-sa-3.0

In biogeography, the Mediterranean Basin, also known as the Mediterranean Region or sometimes Mediterranea, is the region of lands around the Mediterranean Sea that have mostly a Mediterranean climate, with mild to cool, rainy winters and warm to hot, dry summers, which supports characteristic Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub vegetation.   read more…

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