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