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Sue Schoenfeld
I'm a Web designer with a passion for the Internet...it's the very best and the very worst of everything that exists on Earth.
Interests: Gardening, reading, movies, music, finding joy.
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Contrary to the strict Israeli narrative, Masada is really what you make of it: it can be the site of a majestic palace, the place where Jewish rebels committed mass suicide, a backdrop for an opera or a tourist attraction complete with the golden arches of a local McDonald's. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Dead Sea Fun
My new favorite salt! "424 Below Sea Level" from the Dead Sea: all natural; harvested using traditional, sustainable methods; free of chemical processing, additives, or refinement; and blended with herbs and spices to create lots of interesting flavors. I love the sweet orange and chili flavor - great on popcorn! Available at health food stores in Israel. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
Israeli police arrested six Palestinians suspected of stealing antiquities from a cave near the Dead Sea, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said Sunday, according to Israeli media. According to the IAA, the suspects, who are from the village of Seir near Hebron, attempted to steal ancient documents, such as Dead Sea Scrolls. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
Environmental activists have declared an "environmental disaster" in Israel's Arava desert, after thousands of cubic meters of crude oil spilled out from a leaking pipeline overnight Tuesday. Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
Skydiving with a senior instructor is one of the strongest experiences for the human. The butterflies in the stomach before the jump, the flight over Israel's Masada fortress, the fantastic view of the sinkholes in the Dead Sea and to look at Jerusalem from the sky…to see everything like a bird. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
Israel is hoping to funnel over half-a-million new residents to the Negev Desert in the next 20 years with a plan to build 11 cities in the southern region. The initiative, which would bring some 640,000 people to the Negev, will be voted on by the government on Sunday. Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
The Ein Gedi Run will take place at Kibbutz Ein Gedi Spa, Dead Sea, Israel, on February 13, 2015. The race includes multiple competitions: half marathon, hand bike half marathon, ten km race, five km walking contest and children's contest. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
The International Salsa Congress in Eilat, Israel, taking place on April 1, 2015, is devoted to salsa dance and music, with parties, workshops (local and international instructors), live music performance of an international salsa band, street parade and lots of fun. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
The Israeli Opera Festival Masada will present two operas in June, 2015. Tosca will be staged on June 4, 6, 11, and 13th. Carmina Burana will be on June 5th and 12th. Both operas will be outdoors at the foot of Mount Masada on the way to the Dead Sea. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
Carmina Burana will be presented by the Israeli Opera Festival Masada on June 5th and 12th, 2015, outdoors at the foot of Mount Masada on the way to the Dead Sea. Yves Abel is the conductor. The new open air production features a visual pyrotechnical display of colors and multimedia presented by hundreds of artists. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
The next production of the Israeli Opera Festival Masada will be Tosca on June 4, 6, 11, 13, 2015. Tosca – the ultimate Diva reaches Masada in a new production of Puccini's fiery drama in which the corrupt chief of police will do all that it takes to win Tosca's favors. Puccini at his best in a new spectacular production conducted by Daniel Oren. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
Kids who want to know more about ancient Israel but can’t get out into the field can now dig into a new app put out by the Israel Archaeological Authority. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
Films in the Arava Desert, An International Film Festival is a unique open-air film event taking place in the Negev Desert, midway between the Dead Sea and the Red Sea, in Southern Israel on November 26 - 29, 2014. Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
Salt Therapy, also called halotherapy, is a holistic method that recreates the microclimate of a salt cave. Dry salt aerosol is dispersed into a room where the walls and floor are covered with layers of salt. Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
The true beauty of the Israeli desert can only be experienced far from the roads and towns that criss-cross it. The hidden canyons and wadis, beautiful flowers, amazing animals, and fascinating tales from throughout history, as well as many of the most amazing landscapes and viewpoints are far from the beaten track, and can only be truly explored by hiking, biking, camel, or…off road vehicle: jeeps, ATV's, quad bikes. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
Israel's Minister of Finance Yair Lapid announced tonight (Thursday) that the "Osem" company would be opening a factory in Arad to take the place of Arad Towels, which closed last week leaving hundreds unemployed. Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
Sunbeat, the international Global Beats festival which has been taking place for the last four years in the north of Israel, has a new brother - the Desert Edition. The event will take place at at Sfinat Hamidbar, the ‘Desert Ship’ Oasis, on November 21-22, 2014. Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
A Drone Flies Over the Dead Sea in Israel. Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
Researchers from Israel and Jordan are seeking a treatment for cutaneous leishmaniasis in a new project, initiated by Israeli research company Pharmaseed. Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
Arousing the ire of Israeli industrialists and environmentalists alike, the Sheshinski 2 Committee published its final recommendations on policies for taxing natural resources, softening its approach from a previous draft. Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
Israel's 3rd International Gran Fondo Arad – Dead Sea Road Biking Event will take place on January 10, 2015. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
Products to be developed at Israel's newly created Eilat-Eilot (EE) Off Grid Hub will bring electricity, cooking fuel, and other benefits to the bottom fifth of the world's population, who have for decades been waiting for a better life. Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
Desert Ashram (Ashram Bamidbar) in Israel's Negev desert (north of Eilat) presents: Zorba the Buddha Festival, April 5 - 9, 2015. The festival features shows, workshops and meditation with the best instructors, gurus and musicians from Israel and abroad. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
Israel's Red Sea Winter Jazz Festival will take place in Hangar 6 in Eilat's harbor from February 19 - 21, 2015. The Festival showcases a broad spectrum of jazz music from New Orleans jazz to the contemporary, including Latin and World music, bringing groups from across Israel and the world to Eilat. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun
Israel's Eilat Women's Festival will take place on February 12 - 14, 2015. The festival attracts more than 1,500 women of all ages from all over the country to enjoy a weekend of activities, quality time and women's harmony. The Festival includes workshops, lectures, entertainment, and an artistic program performed by the best artists in Israel. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Dead Sea Fun