Culture

Texts by Renowned Swiss Authors: liquorice and sandalwood by Anna Stern

and then on the first monday of may the sun got stuck hanging in the eastern sky. our clocks continued to run, but the sun stood unaltered a few degrees above the horizon. it was another cold morning after a gray and wet weekend. the night before, the weather service had warned of ground frost, […]

Texts by Renowned Swiss Authors: The Plimsoll Line by Fabiano Alborghetti

See, we have lived more than one life,now we have to weigh each thingon the scales of dreams and unleashmemories that devour what the present was. (Yehuda Amichai) I So many new words have been learnt complicated words clustered beyond the door, lying in ambush. And ambush has its own gaze: it threatens, usurps, above […]

Texts by Renowned Swiss Authors: The Housing Cooperative by Yael Inokai

We lived in the first block of the cooperative housing project, in the third entrance, on the sixth floor. I had the large room that opened up onto the balcony. My sister had the little one with privacy. The neighborhood was built in the 1920s. There were four large blocks and six small, rectangular green […]

Urban Planning & Covid 19

A conversation featuring Jacqueline Parish of Zurich’s municipal Planning Department and landscape architect and urban designer, RobinWinogrond, co-founder of Studio Vulkan Landscape Architecture in Zurich, City Architect of Tel Aviv-Yafo, Yoav David and landscape architect, Matanya Sack of Sack-Reicher Architects in Tel Aviv

Texts by Renowned Swiss Authors: Still by Gianna Molinari

There was still movement. Wind rippled water, made waves. Birds circled, headed south. And Rome was full of starlings. There was still movement, all the fish under water were nibbling at the bottom; overall, animals fed, mated, and spawned. They lay down to die. How does a doe die a natural death? How a whale? […]

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Innovation & Science

We are in the business of diplomacy. And our business — like that of many others — has been disrupted. The COVID-19 crisis has come with many unforeseeable surprises. Some of our programs have been postponed and the visits of many delegations have been cancelled. However, this doesn’t mean that we have stopped trying our […]

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Society

Inspiring Youth to Take Action toward Climate Change

A discussion on how today’s youth can make a difference in tackling one of humanity’s greatest threats, climate change. Our panel of young activists will offer inspiring and original insights on their daily strugglesand initiatives. Let’s raise youth voices on the climate crisis and increase youth participation to address climate change. In the presence of:H.E. […]

Lessons From Pandemia

Under the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, Swiss philosopher and environmentalist Dr. Augustin Fragnière examines what we can learn from the Corona-Crisis for tackling the far more dangerous climate emergency. Can the very immediate perils of Covid-19 teach us how to adapt to the abstract yet enormous threat of climate change? Or is the pandemic […]

Facing the Climate Crisis Head-On

On October 1st 2020, the Embassy of Switzerland in Israel together with Life & Environment hosted the Webinar: “How can cities achieve sustainable urban development? A talk between Israel and Switzerland”. The Webinar explored approaches and initiatives undertaken by Swiss cities towards mitigating the effects of the impending climate crisis and the myriad of challenges […]

Swiss National Day

Please find Ambassador Jean-Daniel Ruch’s greetings for the Swiss National Day 2020. Things are still different and very challenging these days. We invite you all to take this fact as an opportunity to reach out together toward a healthier planet and like this toward a healthier future for all of us.

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