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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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Visit the new Negev Trails website to prepare for your next hike in the Negev Desert. Get basic information about trail markers, safe hiking, gear, suggestions for 1 day to 5 day hikes, organized self-guided treks, hiking on your own, and the Israel National Trail. Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Dead Sea Fun
The Midburn event is the official regional event organized by the Midburn community – the Israeli Burning Man community. The event will take place on May 20 - 24, 2015. For 5 days, a temporary city is set up in the Negev desert, creating a platform which will allow a communal life style, creativity, art and radical self-expression. Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Dead Sea Fun
In the middle of israel's Negev Desert sands, a brand new city is beginning to take shape – an expansive army training base that will not only be home to passing through soldiers, but also will house toilets flushed with shower water and roofs covered in solar panels. Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Dead Sea Fun
Israeli photographer, Elisheva Shaked, examines the complex relationship between nature and a landscape scarred by human hands in her photographic exhibit about Israel Dead Sea Works, Salt of the Earth, on view until February 14, 2015 at Jerusalem Artists House. Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Dead Sea Fun
The Israel Transport Ministry and the Netivei Israel Company announce that because of the risk of sinkholes close to Road no. 90 near Ein Gedi, changes have been made to traveling routes in the area. From now on travel will be possible on a temporary detour for private cars and buses only, for a number of months. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Dead Sea Fun
On your way to or from the Dead Sea, we recommend a side trip to the Adumim area – Ma'aleh Adumim, Kfar Adumim, Mitzpe Yericho and surrounds – with Shelley and Tali, the area experts at Tour Adumim. Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
Energix Renewable Energies, the Alony Hetz Property and Investments Ltd. group controlled by Nathan Hetz and the Wertheim family, announced that Israel's biggest solar energy project, at Neot Hovav in the Negev, has received a permanent license for producing electricity. Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
The photos, taken by commander of the current Expedition 41 to the ISS, Barry Wilmore, were shot as the ISS passed over Israel from a height of 431 kilometers (268 miles). Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
"Desert Kites" is a nickname to ancient structures first discovered by RAF pilots who flew over the Near East during the 1920's. Over 4,000 kites are currently known between Yemen in the south and Armenia in the north, most of them only through Google Earth images. So far about 1% has been thoroughly surveyed, and less than 30 kites were ever excavated. Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
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 Dec 15, 2014 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