By Zafrir Rinat
Thousands of Israelis Protest Gaza War in Rare Outpouring for Peace
(Haaretz) — Thousands assembled at Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Saturday evening for what became the largest protest against the Israeli military operation in Gaza thus far. According to official estimates some 7,000 protesters attended. Meanwhile, a smaller group rallied in support of the operation in Gaza. The police served as a barrier between the groups…
Israel Gets Poor Environmental Marks on Tu B’Shvat ‘Green Report Card’
(Haaretz) — Tu Bishvat, the so-called Jewish Arbor Day, what better time to examine the preservation of nature in Israel and compare it to the situation in other countries? To do this, we can turn to a new report issued by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, which will be presented in…
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. The Agriculture Ministry said that steps would be taken to exterminate the insects overnight, before they could spread to other districts. Relatively small swarms…
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