Located in the northern Negev, near the Gaza Strip, is the Shokeda forest. As winter ends, the forest begins to blossom with renewed life and breathtaking beauty.

Amir Aloni has become a regular on our site, providing breathtaking videos of popular sites such as the Dead Sea, the Tomb of Samuel the Prophet, the Negev and Arava – and now, the stunning Shokeda Forest. With this new video, Amir has captured the beauty of the anemones that blossomed all over the forest as the short winter season comes to an end.

When you remember that nothing was growing in the land until the Jews returned to build a state, this video becomes even more special. Now the Land of Israel is an oasis in the Middle East.

Shokeda forest-Israel 2015 by Amir Aloni from Amir Aloni

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