Zafrir Rinat


Thousands of Israelis Protest Gaza War in Rare Outpouring for Peace

By Zafrir Rinat

Thousands of Israelis Protest Gaza War in Rare Outpouring for Peace
Some 7,000 Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv on Saturday night for what became the largest protest against the Israeli military operation in Gaza to date.Read More


Israel Gets Poor Environmental Marks on Tu B'Shvat 'Green Report Card'

By Zafrir Rinat

Israel Gets Poor Environmental Marks on Tu B'Shvat 'Green Report Card'
In Israel, all indicators show a decline in biological diversity. About one-third of plant species unique to Israel and some two-thirds of all mammals are in danger of extinction.Read More


Locusts Invade Israel's Negev, After Plaguing Egypt

By Haaretz and Zafrir Rinat

Locusts Invade Israel's Negev, After Plaguing Egypt
Several thousand locusts invaded Israel from Egypt on Monday spreading through the area of the Ramat Negev Regional Council just three weeks before Passover, including the Nitzana border crossing with Sinai.Read More






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