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Brand new and state of the art: The Stephen J. Harper KKL-JNF Hula Valley Visitor Centre launched

(l-r): Israeli PM Netanyahu, former Canadian PM Stephen J. Harper, KKL-JNF World Chairman Daniel Atar

At the heart of the Hula Valley, home to millions of migrating birds and hundreds of thousands of tourists every year, a brand new, eco-friendly and hi-tech visitor center was launched on November 6.

After 10 years of planning and construction, the visitor center is now active, offering guests various attractions - including state-of-the-art VR stations simulating a flight from the eyes of a migrating bird, a 194 sq. ft. digital, gesture-controlled wall that projects a live feed of surrounding migrating birds, a 3D digital model of the Hula Valley, dynamically updated with terrain data, a 220 seatsauditorium fitted with a 4K projector that will remain open to the public, and more.

Netanyahu didn’t win Israel’s election. So why is he getting the chance to form a government?

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin presents Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, with the mandate to form a new government, at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, Sept. 25, 2019. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) – As votes were counted following last week’s election in Israel, many saw the results as a loss for longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
After all, Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud Party won fewer seats than the Blue and White party of his main competitor Benny Gantz.

Oak Hammock Marsh in discussions to sign new memorandum of understanding with Israel’s Agamon Hula to further wetlands research

(l-r): Ariel Karabelnicoff, Executive Director JNF Manitoba & Saskatchewan; Nathalie Bays, manager of Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretative Centre; Larry Vickar, local businessman, philanthropist and JNF Canada National Board member, who is spearheading the renewal of the collaboration; Paula Grieef, resident naturalist at the centre; and Jacques Bourgeois, who is in charge of marketing and communications for Oak Hammock Marsh.

On Wednesday August 21, 2019, a meeting was held at Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretative Centre to discuss a renewed collaboration between the Agamon Hula Valley in northern Israel and Oak Hammock Marsh (which is just north of Winnipeg).

Remis Speakers' Forum hears from representatives of the Jerusalem Foundation

Shai Doron, President, & Nomi Yeshua, Chief Development Officer - of the Jerusalem Foundation

Not often does the Remis Speakers’ Forum have two speakers at once. Further, we almost never have speakers honour us by planning their trips to accommodate our schedule.
But that’s what Shai Doron and Nomi Yeshua did, and we are the richer for it in our appreciation of Jerusalem. These two people are the President and the Chief Development Officer, respectively, of The Jerusalem Foundation, and their outstanding presentation was truly inspirational - at the Speakers’ Forum on July 29.

Federal Court ruling about West Bank wines could have far-reaching ramifications well beyond wines

Products which are currently labeled "Product of Israel", but which also might have to be labeled differently if they are to be exported to Canada


The ruling by a Federal Court of Canada judge that wines produced on the West Bank of Israel cannot be labeled “Product of Israel” could have much greater ramifications for a wide range of products beyond wines that are currently exported to Canada under the “Product of Israel” label.