Theodor Herzl

October 28, 2020 – 11 Heshvan 5781 moss 0

  Theodor Herzl תֵּאוֹדוֹר הֶרְצְל‎; Hungarian: Hebrew name given at his brit milah Binyamin Ze’ev בִּנְיָמִין זְאֵב‎), also known in Hebrew as חוֹזֵה הַמְדִינָה‎, ‘Visionary […]


August 14, 2019 – 13 Av 5779 moss 0

The Goldfinch can be found in grassy and scrub lands in the North of Israel.

House Sparrow

August 14, 2019 – 13 Av 5779 moss 0

The commonest bird in human habitations found in Israel the דרור הבית House Sparrow, Passer domesticus.

Common Swift

October 7, 2018 – 29 Tishri 5779 moss 0

The yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) is a passerine bird in the bunting family that is native to Eurasia and has been introduced to New Zealand and Australia. Most European birds remain in the breeding range year-round, but the eastern subspecies is partially migratory, with much of the population wintering further south. The male yellowhammer has a bright yellow head, streaked brown back, chestnut rump and yellow underparts.

Marbled Polecat

October 3, 2018 – 24 Tishri 5779 moss 0

The Marbled Polecat can be found in the Mediterranean region, principally batha, garigue and open Mediterraniean woodland. The species extended into arid desert transition areas and to agricultural areas in the desert. Does not inhabit high, cold mountains (e.g. Mt. Hermon).

Eurasian Otter

October 3, 2018 – 24 Tishri 5779 moss 0

The Eurasian Otter is found in streams flowing in the Jordan River basin and fishpond areas in the Jordan basin and the Harod Valley.

Persian Squirrel

October 2, 2018 – 24 Tishri 5779 moss 0

The Persian Squirrel can be found in well developed Mediterranean woodland, only on Ketef Si’on in the western Hermon.

Nubian Ibex

September 30, 2018 – 21 Tishri 5779 moss 0

Ibex inhabited cliffs and mountains and are already mentioned in the Bible. The number of surviving ibex in the Judean Desert and the Negev in 1955, when the Wildlife Protection Law was enacted and nature reserves declared, is unclear. However extreme hunting pressure led them to develop flight distances of hundreds of meters from humans, and the population was clearly very small and on the verge of extinction when Israel became independent.

Greater Egyptian Gerbil

September 30, 2018 – 21 Tishri 5779 moss 0

The sand fox was once found in the Arava sands and the sandy Haluza-Revivim-Ze’elim area. There are even unconfirmed data from further north in Mishor Yamin and the Dead Sea shores.