"..And the Desert Shall Bloom"
Video from TBN Israel
"On this episode of Insights: Israel & the Middle East, host Mati Shoshani discovers the miraculous story of turning Israel's desert into a world of innovation and technology. Hear from Paula Kavalo, Historian, and Professor who shares Ben Gurion’s and the early Zionists’ vision of turning the Negev Desert into a center of innovation and science, fulfilling Biblical prophecy. Listen as Noam Weisbrod, Director of Ben Gurion University’s Desert Economic Center shares the cutting-edge innovations of the Desert Economic Center at Ben Gurion University." from video introduction.
“It is in the Negev where the creativity and pioneering vigor of Israel shall be tested,” David Ben-Guiron
Agriculture in the Negev - Today's Desert Pioneers
Video from Ben-Gurion University | אוניברסיטת בן-גוריון בנגב
"Meet some of the miracle workers who are pushing forward the frontiers of desert agriculture. Get your popcorn and family, and watch this entertaining 40-minute video that will amaze and inspire you. Hear about the creative irrigation systems and growing techniques of crops like the jojoba plant, wine grapes, peppers, and tomberries – tomatoes the size of blueberries. Learn about the unique aquaculture, from fish, to coral, to genetically modified prawns, made possible because of the talented scientists at Ben-Gurion University and the pioneering farmers of the Negev desert." from the video introduction.
Ben-Gurion Day Marks a Vision of Israel’s Future in the Desert
(November 13, 2018 / JNS) David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s founding father and first prime minister, famously said that “Israel’s future lies in the Negev,” the southern desert region comprising 60 percent of the country, which today comprises only 10 percent of the population.
With the annual commemoration of David Ben-Gurion Day on Nov. 14 (the sixth of Kislev) marking 45 years since his death, why is it still important to reflect on the vision of Israel’s first leader and worldly statesman?
The graves of first Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, and his wife, Paula, near their residence in Sde Boker in the Negev Desert. Credit: David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons.
Because his prophetic words, “It is in the Negev where the creativity and pioneering vigor of Israel shall be tested,” are being realized today.
The Negev, anchored by Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev in Beersheva, is the geographical center of Israel.." from the article: Ben-Gurion Day marks a vision of Israel’s future in the desert