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A beautiful short movie about Israel

This short movie shows the beauty of Israel in all of its glory, from incredible landscapes to cultural and historical treasures passing through breathtaking natural views. The picture shows a buzzard, the picture was taken in the Southern Negev desert in April 2012, the Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) is a medium to large bird of prey, whose range covers most of Europe and extend ...

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The vote on Israel’s Independence at the UN

The United Nations, November 29th 1947, this movie gives an overview of the dramatic speeches, the votes and the decision at the UN to establish a Jewish homeland in Israel. The UN vote on 29 November 1947 discussed the Partition Plan for Palestine, a way to end the British mandate and divide the country into two State's, Israel for the Jewish people and Palestine for the Pales ...

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Israel’s breathtaking views

A movie showing views of Israel taken from the sky. The views include modern cities, stunning natural landscapes and historical sites. The picture shows sunset above Massada, the site of ancient palaces and fortifications in the Southern District of Israel, on top of an isolated rock plateau on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea. Herod the Great fo ...

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Israel as a Technological Powerhouse

A movie showing Israel as a technological wonder. The picture shows the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, one  of the world’s leading multidisciplinary research centers, with around 2,500 scientists, postdoctoral fellows, Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, and scientific, technical, and administrative staff working at the Institute. It is also the home of former Israeli presiden ...

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Israel, home of innovations

A short movie about the Israeli innovations that have changed the world. The picture shows one of Israel's most famous innovations, modern drip irrigation which was developed by Simcha Blass and his son Yeshayahu in 1965 at Kibbutz Hatzerim. Together they created the "Netafim" company and with  Blass’s original narrow spaghetti tube model and later models as the starting point, ...

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