Images from a weekend in the Negev

By Hagai El-Ad

After the events of last week (and for an idea of how stressful it was, just read the news items posted last week on +972 Magazine…), I really needed a weekend off. I spent it hiking around and in the Timna Valley, in Israel’s south. There was no cellular reception, no MK Faina Kirshenbaum. This is what such a break looks like. I really love this place. Below are some photos I took over the weekend.

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Some of these were taken in  Timna Valley’s Sasgon Basin where Adam Teva V’Din , and other environmental justice NGOs, are fighting destructive resort development. Full disclosure note for my favorite reader, Prof. Gerald Steinberg: my sister, Adv. Naama Elad, leads Adam Teva V’Din’s legal department. Now go investigate that!

Hagai El-Ad is the executive director of ACRI, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel.