Dead Sea

The new Dead Sea Research Institute will coordinate the work of four separate research bodies in Israel and Jordan that are working on the area from the Arava to the Jordan Valley, and are carrying out advanced studies for the benefit of the local population and neighboring peoples.

A beautiful video by Amir Aloni featuring an aerial view of the Dead Sea and the sinkholes that have been opening up around it. The Dead Sea is a salt lake that sits 400 meters below sea level, making it the lowest point on Earth. It is famous for its extreme salinity which makes it impossible for plants and fish to survive - hence the name "Dead" Sea.

buses into classrooms

Israeli non-profit organization Ofanim has retrofitted six old buses into mobile study labs in order to run educational enrichment programs for children, and Israeli startup Communer developed an app that helps communities to communicate better with their members.