The hub that brings Israel’s social entrepreneurs together

The hub that brings Israel’s social entrepreneurs together

An Israeli branch of a worldwide movement toward a sustainable economy has opened in the startup nation.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdIz9CL7m00 On the roof of a nondescript office building in Tel Aviv, an unusual organization called HUB TLV has made its home. …

Touring Jerusalem by Segway [video]

Touring Jerusalem by Segway [video]

If you’re touring Jerusalem, hop on a Segway. It’s greener than a bus and more fun than walking. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V2St52nGRg Four years ago, Israeli tour guide Assaf Polivoda first laid eyes on a Segway, the two-wheel, American-made personal transportation powered by …

An ancient Crusader capital [video]

An ancient Crusader capital [video]

The Old City of Acco (Acre) contains architectural treasures dating back to the 13th century. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVqeMxIyBxk In the 13th century, Acre was a bustling Third Crusade town with 30,000 residents – larger than Paris at the time. Now this history …

Going naked to save the Dead Sea [video]

Going naked to save the Dead Sea [video]

Spencer Tunick gathers 1,000 volunteers to pose in the buff at the Dead Sea to bring attention to the ecologically troubled site.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA0vv5HlLtY Why did American photographer Spencer Tunick put out a call for 1,000 volunteers to pose without …

Rockin’ out to the oldies at Jerusalem’s Woodstock [video]

Rockin’ out to the oldies at Jerusalem’s Woodstock [video]

You don’t have to be a hippie to enjoy Jerusalem’s Woodstock Revival show, an annual event celebrating the iconic Sixties festival. Peace signs, tie-dyed clothing and love beads were in abundance at the third annual Jerusalem Woodstock Revival at Jerusalem’s …

Haifa – center of the Baha’i world [video]

Haifa – center of the Baha’i world [video]

Haifa’s Baha’i Gardens are both a religious shrine and a lesson in diversity. Who would think that 19 terraced gardens would be the pilgrimage site for a world religion? The Baha’i Gardens at Haifa’s Mount Carmel, a UN World Heritage …