Yesterday Zalul was joined by members of Beit Simchat Torah from New York City at the Yarkon River in Tel Aviv for a beach cleanup. It was a gorgeous day and the participants enthusiasm made it even better! In less than an hour the banks of the Yarkon River looked much MUCH cleaner.
Thank you everyone for a great afternoon and for being so willing to get your hands dirty in the name of clean beaches and rivers!
We at Zalul wish you a happy and sweet New Year!
Check out the Tel-Aviv beaches for kayak surfing!
Click here to see an extreme sport in action in this cool video we found on YouTube.
We just wanted to update you on an issue that we blogged about previously. The Qasar al-Yehud baptism site where Christians believe that Jesus descended into the Jordan River to be baptized has been declared safe by the Ministry of Health. After testing the Ministry has declared that levels of fecal bacteria are below harmful levels. While this is good for pilgrims and the Jordan River alike, the Jordan River is still far from clean and we should all make efforts to keep it as clean as possible.
Our campaign against the Telma Factory continues! Join the fight against the pollution on our Facebook page. Please sign our petition to show your support for ending the discharge of wastewater from the Telma Factory into the Mediterranean Sea!
The petitions will be sent to the Ministry of the Environment, director of the Ministry of the Environment and the director of Telma. For those of you that do not speak Hebrew the petition prompts to type your first name, last name and email.