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Israel is home to more than 220 bird species, some rare and some far more common. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90.

A guide to Israel’s fabulous feathered friends

If yours truly were asked to name all the birds she knows, she’d probably make it to about eight different types. So you can imagine my surprise when I learned that there are no fewer...
Israelis clean tar off the Bat Yam beach following an offshore oil spill that drenched most of the Israeli coastline, March 2, 2021. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

Israelis rally to clean tar spill and avert future environmental crises

Why did 1,200 tons of sticky tar begin washing up on Israel’s Mediterranean beaches on Feb. 17? The answer is not yet clear. However, experts say that no matter what caused Israel’s worst environmental disaster, it should...