Kfar Tavor Village celebrates 120 years

Shalom Members, About seven years ago the Kfar Tabor Museum was inaugurated (see link below): It is a museum that tells the story of Kfar Tabor’s founding 120 years ago. Back then, land purchase was carried out by the JCA director, Chaim Margaliot-Kalvarisky. The colony was established by the pioneers of the first Aliyah. On October 25,…

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The Sea Path project

Dear Members, I am pleased to inform you that the Sea Path project in the Matte Asher Regional Council has been completed. The Sea Path begins on the Lebanese border and continues south along the Mediterranean coast. ICA’s involvement ends at Acre. The State of Israel and other philanthropic foundations are finishing other sections….

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Israel’s Sea Trail

We are all familiar with the Israel Trail, which has changed the culture of local touring.  At the initiative of researchers from the University of Haifa and with the support of local authorities and nature organizations, the Sea Trail has been recently established. The trail starts at Rosh Hanikra in…

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Ramat HaNegev R&D – Tourism Center

Dear Members, Many people visiting the Negev Highland region come to the R&D to learn about novel agricultural achievements. Researchers are very busy and cannot serve as tourist guides. An ICA grant has enabled the establishment of a new tourism center adjacent to the R&D station. Last week I had…

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Ussishkin Museum – Inauguration Ceremony

Good morning Friends, This past Tuesday I drove to the Jordan Valley and visited Kinneret College that celebrated the laying of the cornerstone for the new lab building. For the ceremony our President sent a video with a nice, short speech. The new building will be comprised of 4 levels….

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Tel-Hai Honorary Fellowship – Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen

Dear Board Members, Tel-Hai College decided to honor four individuals who have supported the college over the years: Reuven Rivlin, the Israeli President; Rachel Rabin, Itzhak Rabin’s sister, a Kibbutz Menara founder; Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen, the JCA/ICA President; and the Helmsley Foundation Chairman who was unable to attend. College representatives…

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Tel-Hai battle – 100th centenary

Shalom Friends, During the 100th anniversary of the Tel-Hai battle, it was a great honor to share this occasion with others who came to the Tel-Hai Courtyard where they visited the exhibition and viewed the ICA Trumpeldor film. On the first of March in 1920, eight Tel-Hai defenders (among them Trumpeldor…

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Valley of Springs Regional Council

Project Profile A trail in the Valley of springs, Tourism, Education & Community Background: The landscape of our childhood is an important element in the formation & consolidation of our personal & national identities, as humans are affected by the rivers, the mountains, the valleys & the flowers amongst which…

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Valley of Springs (Beit Shean) Regional Council

שיקום רחוב ראשונים במנחמיה

Project Profile Rishonim Street Rejuvenation – Menachemiya (a 2-yr project)   Background: Established in 1901 by the Jewish Colonization Association, Menachemiya is a “Moshava” (village) in the N. Eastern part of the Valley of Springs . It joined the Council in 2005. It was built to resemble a French “one-street-village”…

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Valley of Springs Regional Council

Project Profile Slow Tourism in the Valley of Springs Background: Slow Tourism is a tourism concept that was embraced by the tourism-operators in the Valley of Springs following an inspiring professional visit to Toscana, Italy. The concept was adapted to the unique demands of tourism in Israel, generally, and in…

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