|Samar Sand Dunes Slide Show|
A unique ecosystem in Israel's Arava Valley, and home to endangered species, the Samar sand dunes were saved from destruction by the Green Zionist Alliance and its partners in early 2012. The government had planned on razing the dunes to use their sand for concrete. Although about a third of the dunes were destroyed, the remaining two-thirds have been saved to be enjoyed by both the animals that live there as well as Israelis for generations to come.
You can read about the Samar sand dunes and the campaign to save it here:
Israeli Nature Poll
"Even though you may think them superfluous in this world, creatures such as flies, bugs and gnats have their allotted task in the scheme of creation, as it says, 'And God saw everything that God had made, and behold, it was very good'."
- Genesis Rabbah 10:7
Did You Know?
The Dead Sea is the lowest place on Earth.
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