On the other hand

January 31, 2021 by Michael Kuttner
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As we celebrate Tu B’Shevat, Israel has the unique distinction of planting more trees than any other country in the world.

By the time Israel became independent in 1948, the JNF had planted about 4.5 million trees on the country’s rocky hillsides. Today over 200 million trees in forests and woodlands covering some 300,000 acres provide Israelis with a wide range of opportunities for outdoor recreation and appreciation of nature.



 With borders closed and tourism at a standstill, it is an eerie sight to see our cities and scenic spots bereft of overseas visitors.

For those who have not been able to visit now in over a year enjoy this walking tour of Tel Aviv and either see old places of interest or marvel at new developments which have occurred since you were here last.


 In commemoration of International Education Day here are some salient facts about the state of education in Israel today.


 Take a look behind the scenes at the continuing national campaign to vaccinate Israelis.


 Last year’s contest was cancelled owing to the pandemic. Hopefully this year the competition will go ahead as scheduled in May.

Listen to Israel’s entry:


One Response to “On the other hand”
  1. Lynne Newington says:

    I chose to have trees planted in Israel [JNF] for my youngest child, celebrating his life.
    The certificate framed hanging on the wall with the intention of a Spiritual connection to the children who suffered during the Holocaust.
    An invitation to others maybe…..

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