Culture

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? […]

Giving Climate Change a Human Face

As part of the 8th International Photography Festival in November 2020 in Tel Aviv, Swiss photographers Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer present their work The Human Face of Climate Change. Whereas climate change is often explained with a barrage of scientific data, graphs, hypotheses and forecasts, Braschler and Fischer have put a human face on the existential challenge facing […]

Now What?

Teder.fm, in collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland in Israel, presents Heike Munder, Director of the Migros Museum for Contemporary Art in Zurich, in a podcast conversation with prominent local cultural figure Itay Mautner. Wake up and get inspired by a talk about the special philosophy of the Migros Museum, about art and artists during […]

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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

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.

The glaring differences between the concerted global efforts to combat the COVID-19 epidemic and the lackluster efforts to avert a global climate catastrophe have become apparent to everyone. Likewise, the effects of social distancing measures on greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants have been extensively covered by the press. However, even if we leave aside […]

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