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A Day in Mitzpe Ramon

Written by on January 23, 2014 in
A Day in Mitzpe Ramon

          Yoni and I moved to Mitzpe Ramon in the Negev and our lives are now focused on turning the desert green by planting many thousands of the amazing Argan tree.  It can survive on minimal rainfall yet produces a healthy oil from its fruit.              The […]

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Yerucham

Written by on June 4, 2013
Yerucham

Deep in the heart of Israel’s sunny Negev, located between Lake Yerucham and Israel’s Great Crater, sits the peaceful town of Yerucham. Yerucham is proud of its growing recognition as a center for education in the Negev. Yeruham was established in 1951. Until the 1990s, the majority of its residents came from North African communities, […]

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Ofakim

Written by on June 4, 2013
Ofakim

Founded with 50 families from North Africa in 1955, this city is expected to grow to 65,000 residents within the next 10 years. Aided by Project Alpha to expand the population as well as land development, this community is quickly becoming the center spot of the area. The government has shown a clear interest in […]

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Netivot

Written by on June 4, 2013
Netivot

This city has the charm of being a small remote town, yet its proximity to the center of the country makes it a prime location. Netivot is a city with a very mixed population, where each group works at finding the balance of respect for the other, while maintaining a lifestyle that is meaningful to them. A […]

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Meitar

Written by on June 4, 2013
Meitar

Meitar, a southern gem of a town, was established in 1984 by a mixed group of secular and religious Jews. The feeling of openness and acceptance is a trademark of this friendly community. The town has only single-family private homes that are well laid out, and give the feeling of being in a Florida suburb. Local […]

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Even Shmuel

Written by on June 4, 2013
Even Shmuel

Even Shmuel is fast becoming a prime destination for Dati Leumi Olim. The Yishuv is currently growing at a robust pace, and the first wave of English-speaking Olim have already settled in. Founded in 1956 with 100 families, Even Shmuel is currently in the middle of a major expansion project. 280 families are in the […]

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Dimona

Written by on May 30, 2013
Dimona

This southern city, known to English speakers for decades as a backwater development town, has begun a wonderful process of transforming itself into a city that is now ready to absorb Olim from Western countries. Residents of this city benefit from a  Periphery Income Tax Break on salary earned, after having resided in the community […]

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Ashkelon

Written by on May 30, 2013
Ashkelon

The ancient Biblical city of Ashkelon is today a beautiful community of 110,000 residents, nestled on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Ashkelon is 48 km South of Tel Aviv, approximately 50 minutes by train, 40 minutes by car. Providing a high standard of living at low cost, Ashkelon is an excellent community in which […]

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Be’er Sheva

Written by on May 30, 2013
Be’er Sheva

In the past 15 years, Be’er Sheva’s population has doubled, boosted by tens of thousands of immigrants as well as young and veteran Israeli couples who have made Be’er Sheva their home. This prosperous university-city now has commercial and industrial centers that serve the over 600,000 residents of the city and its greater metropolitan region. […]

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Arad

Written by on May 30, 2013
Arad

Arad borders on the Judean Desert and the Negev. It is 48 km East of Be’er Sheva and 24 km west of the Dead Sea. The city was founded in 1962 as the first planned city in the State of Israel, and it offers its residents a high quality of life and a vibrant, lively […]

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