Life in the Desert… the Future of Israel?

I spent this week in the Negev Desert at Sder Boker.  This is where Ben Gurion (the founder and first Prime Minister of Israel) spent the last few decades of his life.  He believed the future in Israel was in the desert.  I stayed at the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, a graduate school of Ben-Gurion University.  I learned about the amazing agriculture technology, desalinization processes, and necessary water technology to live in a dry climate. During my trip, I traveled to Masada and the Dead Sea and spent some time with the Westtown group!  They are currently on their flight back to the US, but they had a very powerful trip.  I really enjoyed my time in the desert, it was breathtakingly beautiful.

I hope you enjoy these pictures and they give you a sense of the vastness of the Negev!

 

Much love,

Hannah

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