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The Effect of Tourism on Island Nations

Travel and tourism contributed $7.6 trillion to the global economy in 2016. Not billions -- trillions! According to the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization, the worldwide tourism industry actually surpasses oil exports! According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), 3.2% of the globe’s economy is driven by tourism. Just above 10 percent of [...]

Earth-friendly Innovations on the Menorah Islands

Every April 22nd since 1970 has been celebrated as Earth Day, an international movement which calls attention to the pressing issues facing our environment. From pollution to fossil fuels to global warming, Earth Day mobilizes millions of people in nearly every country and moves them to action. Many communities organize awareness fairs, community clean-ups, education [...]

By | 2018-04-17T17:21:57-04:00 April 17th, 2018|Menorah Islands|0 Comments

Celebrating the miracles of Christmas and Hanukkah all season long

December is full of cheer, and for good reason! Beautiful decorations, holiday parties at work, time off with friends and family – the end of the year brings with it a joyfulness that many look forward to year-round. The countdown to Christmas and Hanukkah begins right after Thanksgiving ends. For both holidays, the countdown is [...]

By | 2017-12-20T09:54:53-05:00 December 20th, 2017|Christmas, Holidays, Menorah Islands, Peace|0 Comments

The Environment Knows No Political Borders

Pollution problems in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank are well-known and seem to be getting worse. The World Health Organization has identified high levels of pollutants in all the region’s urban areas. In Gaza, chemical and microbiological contaminants in drinking water are causing health problems. And in the West Bank, there’s an ongoing battle [...]

Picturing Tourism on the Menorah Islands

The summer is in full swing, and many of us are in vacation mode. Whether we’re taking a road trip with friends, boarding a plane to an exotic destination with our families or just relaxing at home for a week, summertime is synonymous with just kicking back and enjoying the beautiful weather. There’s a lot [...]

By | 2017-07-13T16:43:13-04:00 July 13th, 2017|Menorah Islands|0 Comments

Aravrit Demonstrates The People’s Passion For Coexistence

There’s a beautiful coexistence project coming out of Israel, and we at the Menorah Islands Project couldn’t be happier to see it take off! Artist Liron Lavi Turkenich has developed an Arabic-Hebrew script called “Aravrit” which stitches the two alphabets together into one joint typeface. This writing system, which contains 638 characters, consists of Arabic [...]

For The Menorah Islands Project, Scientific Research Is The Core Of Collaboration

The most important mission of the Menorah Islands Project is to unite people from all backgrounds, nationalities and religions to be a part of something greater than themselves. We firmly believe that the everyday people affected by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict yearn for peace -- and that the only way to do so is to create [...]

By | 2017-06-30T10:37:53-04:00 June 15th, 2017|Menorah Islands|0 Comments

World Leaders Know: All Abrahamic Faiths Are Connected To The Middle East’s Holy Sites

It is almost impossible to take a step in the Middle East without bumping into a place with historical and religious importance. Ancient tombs, houses of worship, sites of revelations and prophecies, and even entire cities have been written about in scriptures, accounted for in historical records and held tightly in the collective memories of [...]

The Menorah Islands Projected Selected “Best Story” On Jewish News of Ukraine

The Menorah Islands Project was recently selected as the most popular news story by the Jewish News of Ukraine. Stories were ranked by number of likes, shares and other social media interactions as well as pageviews on the Jewish News of Ukraine’s website. This is not the first time the Menorah Islands Project has been [...]

The Menorah Islands Project Is Preparing For The Next Phase Of Its Mission

The Menorah Islands Project is not just about pushing human boundaries and scientific advances to build artificial islands in the Mediterranean Sea. At its heart, the project is an idea for peace and cooperation between Arabs and Israelis in the Middle East. The goal is to pursue economic cooperation and shared interests between groups that [...]