Any season is a great time to get over to the desert.
According to The Guardian, local Palestinian residents and authorities were not consulted about the event.
A Beersheba institute has quietly moved to advance the very creativity and pioneering spirit cited by Ben-Gurion.
The desert as experienced by the pre-biblical people who lived there, left its mark, its echo, on the Bible.
A team of Israeli scientists is experimenting with changes in rainfall patterns to determine how native vegetation will adapt to new climatic conditions.
"I recently drove just 90 minutes from central Israel and encountered inspirational cultures and untamed landscapes."