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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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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
The Ahava Dead Sea Festival will take place at the Dead Sea, Israel, on April 5 - 8, 2015. 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
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 Jan 29, 2015 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 Jan 29, 2015 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