Tag Archive for Hula Valley

KKL-JNF Hosts Agriculture Festival in the Galilee’s Hula Lake Park


800,000 visitors celebrated ‘blue & white’ agriculture throughout  Keren Kayemeth – Jewish National Fund parks this past Sukkoth.



Around 800,000 visitors packed KKL-JNF sites all over Israel during the Sukkot holiday, including the many thousands who attended the Hula Lake Festival celebrating agriculture and community development in the Galilee and the Golan. Running from 29/9 to 1/10, the festival took place in parallel to, and in the spirit of, the international Milan Expo whose theme is “Feeding the World – Energy for Life.”

Agriculture Festival at Hula Lake Park. – Photo:KKL-JNF

“KKL-JNF supports the communities of northern Israel and strengthens the region.

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Hula Nature Reserve visitor center to be named after Canadian PM


JNF has decided to name the Hula Nature Reserve visitor center after Canadian PM Stephen Harper in recognition of his ongoing support of Israel.

PM Harper is planing to visit Israel soon.

By Shlomo Cesana


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Animal hospital in Israel saves pelican with 110 shotgun pellets

Video: After being brought by ambulance,  Israeli animal hospital saved suffering pelican from acute lead poisoning.



Israel is the single land bridge between Africa and Eurasia, making the land a paradise for bird-watchers, especially in migration season. Fish farmers are somewhat less enthused as flocks of ravenous avians descend on their ponds, eating much of the crop.

The oil-covered pelican flying over Lake Hula.

The oil-covered pelican flying over Lake Hula. – Dror Galili

“They may not have eaten in days,” points out Safari spokeswoman Sagit Horowitz, and a flock of huge birds with gargantuan appetites can wipe out a fish pool in no time. Continue Reading »

Second earthquake in week – 3.6-mag hits Northern Israel


For 2nd time in 3 days, mild earthquake shakes Kinneret, Hula Valley region.

Israel’s northern residents were woken from sleep as 3.6 magnitude tremor shook homes during night: ‘Bed, windows really moved,’ resident reported.

By Maor Buchnik



A mild earthquake was felt in the Lake Kinneret and Hula Valley region at around 2:30 am Saturday night, the Geophysical Institute of Israel has confirmed.

3.6 on Richter scale — Photo: Reuters

According to the institute, the quake – the second in Israel this week – registered a light 3.6 on the Richter scale. No injuries or significant damage was reported. Continue Reading »

An ‘Extinct’ Frog Suddenly Appears in Northern Israel

60 years later an ‘extinct’ frog makes a surprising reappearance in Israel’s Hula Valley, becoming a unique ‘living fossil.’

By Arutz Sheva


The first amphibian to have been officially declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has been rediscovered in the north of Israel after some 60 years and turns out to be a unique “living fossil,” without close relatives among other living frogs, according to researchers at Hebrew University.

Hula painted frog - Photo Hebrew University

Hula painted frog – Photo: Hebrew University

The Hula painted frog was catalogued within the Discoglossus group when it was first discovered in the Hula Valley of Israel in the early 1940s. Continue Reading »