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  • Why Israel is a pilgrimage site for birds — and birdwatchers

    February 22, 2016 | 1:16 pm

    Thousands of cranes sit in pairs in a field here, their outlines approaching the horizon. Then, all at once, they take flight, a cloud of black-and-white feathers filling the sky.

    Shai Agmon isn’t interested in most of these. All he cares about is one pair near the front,...

  • Birds of a feather flock together

    November 29, 2012 | 10:05 am

    Every winter, hundreds of millions of tourists (some of them no larger than a finger) defy travel warnings to visit the Holy Land. They don’t spend much money in Israel, and some stay for only a few hours. They visit the country’s “pubs” before flying off again.

    They also don’t...

  • Fires of war can’t extinguish the magnitude and majesty of Galilee’s forests

    By Susan Freudenheim

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "We're all healing -- emotionally, psychologically, ecologically," said Paul M. Ginsberg, director of the Forest Department in the Northern Region Office of Keren Kayemeth Leisrael (KKL), the Israeli arm of the Jewish National Fund. He stood on a hillside looking over the Hula...
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