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Sue Schoenfeld
I'm a Web designer with a passion for the'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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The Perseids Meteor Shower will be visible in Israel's Negev desert on the night of August 12 (with the densest time being the early hours of August 13). Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Dead Sea Fun
Israel has signed a deal to build a multi-megawatt, thermo-solar power plant in the country’s southern Negev desert as part of a national goal to increase the use of renewable energy sources. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Dead Sea Fun
Israeli archaeologists said on Monday they had discerned biblical writing on a charred 1,500-year-old parchment with the help of digital imaging and described the text as the oldest found since the Dead Sea Scrolls. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Dead Sea Fun
As Israel's Dead Sea region prepares for an influx of tourists this summer, a new road has opened to bypass sinkholes in the Ein Gedi area. Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
The Red Sea Jazz Festival will take place at Eilat's harbor from August 23 - 26, 2015. The Red Sea Jazz 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 Jun 3, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
On June 5-6, 2015, the first ever Groovestock Israeli Groove Festival will take place at Chan Hashayarot in the Negev Desert. Featured will be some of Israel’s biggest names in groove: Yemen Blues, Dudu Tassa, Shai Tsbari, Yossi Fine and the Eccentrics, Mark Eliyahu, and A-WA, as well as a line-up of DJ’s. Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
The world's oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is on rare display in Jerusalem at the Israel Museum in an exhibit of objects from pivotal moments in civilization. Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
The heads of over a hundred Canadian and American cities pledged support for the internationally-led efforts to rehabilitate the dangerously polluted Jordan River in Israel. Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
In Israel, "desert" doesn’t mean "desolate." The sandy Negev expanse that makes up more than half of Israel's land mass encompasses fascinating vistas, history and creativity. Here we will zero in on the attractions of the eastern part of the desert: the narrow Arava Valley, stretching 180 kilometers (112 miles) from the Dead Sea down to Eilat, bordered on the west by the Negev highlands and on the east by the Edom Mountains of Jordan. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
A three-hour visit to the Salad Trail, a unique touch-and-taste farm in the Hevel Habesor region of Israel's northern Negev, will turn you into an expert grower for the day. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
Nothing can describe Eilat's enchanting Red Canyon better than its popular name. Technically part of Israel's upper Nahal Shani and known as Guy Shani in the textbooks, the superb little gorge was forged through a deep, rich red sandstone rock. Its colors are especially exquisite when sunlight hits the canyon walls. Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
After being closed to visitors for 50 years, a portion of the Eilat beach property occupied by the Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Company will soon be opened to the public. The time has come to rebuild Israel's southern most city of Eilat as a center of urban technology and ecological innovation, and to let the tourism follow. Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
Relaxing of regulations opens a whole new way to explore Israel by towing your 'motel room' on the back of your rental car. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
Israel Chemicals will pay $109 million for all outstanding shares in Allana, which holds rights to an Ethiopian potash mine. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
Israeli's Arava Dance Festival, a platform for contemporary dance styles, will take place on March 25 - 27, 2015. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
The Israel Airports Authority announced that the winner of the tender to construct the Ramon Airport terminal at Timna in the Negev was Africa-Israel Investments Ltd. unit Danya Cebus Ltd. Danya Cebus will build a 30,000 square meter passenger terminal. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
Tour Israel's Negev Desert on an ATV desert buggy. Suitable for all ages, these two seat all-terrain buggies are a great way to explore the Negev's desert landscape and wildlife. Let the fun begin! Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
Beginning March 7, 2015, The California Science Center in cooperation with the Israel Antiquities Authority is proud to present the largest Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition ever mounted outside of Israel, featuring over 600 ancient artifacts on display. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
Over 100 neolithic "cult sites" containing sexual carvings, graves and human-like figures, and dating back roughly 8,000 years, have been found in the Eilat Mountains in southern Israel. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
Fossilized skeletal remains of an ancient reptile dating back to 85 million years ago were discovered recently in the Arava desert in southern Israel. Researchers from the Dead Sea and Arava Science Center found tooth and jaw fragments, broken limbs, fins and vertebrae of the Elasmosaurus (Elasmosaurid) reptile. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
The Arad Festival, will take place on August 17 - 20, 2015. One of the oldest musical festivals in Israel, the Arad Festival hosts the best singers and the leading bands of Israel. In recent years the festival's focus has been on choirs and singing groups (havurot zemer in Hebrew) from around the country. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
The Naturaj Festival is now celebrating its 15th year. You are invited to join in for three days and two nights of music, dance and meditation on November 12 - 14, 2015. The festival features the best range of spiritual, healing and self development teachers along with the intense music and dance celebrations Naturaj is known for. The event will take place at the "Metsukay Dragot" resort village – a desert oasis overlooking the Dead Sea. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
Israel's Tamar Festival will take place on September 28 - October 2, 2015. The event combines breathtaking performances from some of Israel's greatest musicians and international artists with delightful desert nights in the heart of Masada Hall. Stunning sunrises over the top of the mountain and the beautifully manicured lawns of the Botanical Gardens at Ein Gedi and the Kikar Sdom villages highlight the event. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
The 9th Eilat Birds Festival will take place March 15-22, 2015, in Eilat, Israel. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun
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 Jan 29, 2015 at Dead Sea Fun