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Employees of EAPC may be indicted for involvement in 2014 oil spill

The incident took place on December 3, 2014, during the construction of the Ramon Airport north of Eilat, which required diverting a section of the Eilat-Ashkelon oil pipeline.

Dates from time of Maccabees & Jesus are revived, bring Jewish, Arab unity

Grown at the Arava Institute with its Palestinian, Israeli and Jordanian student body, the 'Methuselah' and 'Hannah' dates show the potential for renewal, like Ezekiel’s vision of the dry bones.

JNF Joint Institute gets matching gift from Boston-based foundation

The funding will support the Institute’s initial research phase, demonstrating sustainable methods of food production in an arid environment.

Joint Israeli-Palestinian effort donates water generator to Gaza hospital

The third water generator donation was made on behalf of joint cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian entities, and was donated to Gaza's second largest hospital.

04/08/2020
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Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline company to pay NIS 100 million for oil spill

On December 3, 2014, 5 million liters of oil spilled close to the town of Be’er Ora, approximately 20 km. north of Eilat, and badly damaged the Evrona Nature Reserve.

07/11/2019
Remnants of a car involved in a car accident in the Arava where two children died

3 children, including 2 French olim, killed in car accidents in Israel

Sisters Shirel and Mila Ben-Simon, who had made aliyah with their family from France three months ago, died in a collision on Route 90 the Arava on Thursday. They were four and seven.

By ALON EINHORN , ALON HOCHMON/MAARIV
06/06/2019
An Egyptian spiny-tailed lizard in the South.

Egyptian spiny-tailed lizard spotted in Israel's South

The endangered species is native to the region and is harmless to humans, eating only leaves and vegetation.

The welcoming banner to the 'Almost Cut My Hair' festival

Festival review: Half a thousand strong at Israel’s Woodstock

Almost Cut My Hair: Celebrating 50 years since Woodstock * Camel Bar Camping, Arava * April 3-5

08/04/2019
A laughingthrush lands on a birdwatcher's binoculars.

Week of events in Israeli desert celebrates nature

"24/Nature" event held in memory of Prof. Amotz Zehavi, reknowned zoologist.

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