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  • New Zealand community mourns native son Israeli soldier killed in Gaza

    July 28, 2014 | 11:28 am

    A small community in New Zealand is mourning the loss of a Kiwi-born Israeli soldier killed in action in Gaza.

    Staff Sgt. Guy Boyland, 21, was killed Friday trying to raze tunnels in Gaza. He was laid to rest at his home Sunday on Kibbutz Ginosar in the Galilee.

    Boyland was...

  • Erez Komarovsky & Saveur

    By Rob Eshman

    May 1, 2013 | 3:31 pm

    Is Galilee the next Tuscany?  

    This month Saveur magazine has a beautiful (and beautifully written) feature on the food and cooking of the Galilee region of Israel, by Gabriella Gershenson.

    Galilee is indeed one of the world's great undiscovered food regions-- rich in culture,...

  • Israeli boy, soldiers injured during Land Day protests

    April 1, 2013 | 5:42 am

    An Israeli boy and several Israeli soldiers were injured during Israeli-Arab and Palestinian protests marking Land Day.

    The protests Saturday mark the deaths of six Galilee Arabs during 1976 riots over government land confiscations in northern Israel, dubbed Land Day.

    Thousands...

  • Republican congressmen took a dip in Galilee

    August 20, 2012 | 10:17 am

    A group of Republican congressmen visiting Israel last year jumped into the Sea of Galilee for a late-night swim, during which a freshman lawmaker swam naked.

    The Aug. 18, 2011 incident, which was investigated by the FBI, was reported Sunday by Politico.

    The late-night swim,...

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  • Israelis helping Syrian refugees in Jordan

    July 13, 2012 | 11:16 am

    Israelis from humanitarian groups are in Jordan are assisting Syrian refugees fleeing that country’s uprising.

    Ayoob Kara, Israel’s deputy minister for the development of the Negev and Galilee, said Thursday that Israelis are assisting children and infants who have been injured in...

  • January shatters mark for Israel’s wettest month

    February 1, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Rainfall in the month of January broke Israeli records.

    There were 29 days with some rain during the month, which broke the mark of 25 wet days in January 1947, as recorded by the national Meteorological Service. January 1969 and February 1992 had 24 days with some rainfall.

    In...

  • Dozens of fires break out in northern Israel

    October 24, 2011 | 9:03 am

    More than 40 fires broke out across northern Israel over the weekend, many of which are suspected arson attacks.

    While some of the forest fires are being considered the result of negligence, many are being investigated as arson attacks due to their multiple sources of ignition,...

  • Arab couple can live in Jewish town, court rules

    September 14, 2011 | 11:19 am

    An Israeli-Arab couple can live in a Jewish town in the Galilee after being rejected by its admissions committee, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled.

    The young couple had been denied admission to Rakefet four years ago after the committee said they were socially incompatible with the...

  • A rainbow over the Galilee

    March 21, 2011 | 3:39 pm

    A dense foggy morning. The end-of-winter storm the forecasters promised us had stolen over the Mediterranean coast and was gradually taking over the Israeli skies.  Already March – almost Purim – and we thought that winter was already behind us. We’d already come to terms with...

  • Israel building its first eco-friendly town

    November 12, 2008 | 10:42 pm

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    Mount Gilboa will be the site of Israel's first green town.


    It's one thing to adopt environmentally conscious behavior, such as recycling, taking public transportation and saving water or electricity. But that's not enough for the future residents of the developing northern Israeli...

  • Northern Israel needs investment to bolster it—- security and development are linked

    August 14, 2008 | 12:04 am

    The graffiti on the Galilean bomb shelter that greeted Prime Minister Ehud Olmert wasted no words: "Wake up Sharon, Olmert's in a coma."

    Watching Olmert tour upgraded and refurbished bomb shelters in the north after the release of the Winograd Report last spring prompted jokes in...

  • Culinary and cultural riches await visitors to the Galilee

    By  Orit Arfa

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I have to admit, although I run the risk of being politically incorrect, whenever I'd drive through Galilean roads and pass Arab towns or villages, a slight fear sometimes gripped me. Since the level of distrust among Jews and Arabs has increased since the intifada, I suspect most...
  • Israel’s Other Battle

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When businessman Evan Kaizer traveled to Israel with his wife in 1999, it had been almost 20 years since his last visit, and much had changed, but that wasn't what threw Kaizer for a loop.

    "Traveling in the Galilee used to give way to majestic views of the Golan; [this time] we could...

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