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The view of Dead Sea in its central part... You can see palm orchard of Mitzpe Shalem kibbutz in the foreground and the hills in Jordan in the background...

Mitzpe Shalem, situated in the northern area of the Dead Sea, was established in 1977 by a Nahal group. Mitzpe Shalem is located in the Judean Desert between the sea and the desert, and overlooks an enchanting view. Mitzpe Shalem is about a 45-minute drive from Jerusalem. It has a rural, desert character that fits in well with the natural environment.
The economy of the kibbutz depends on agriculture and tourism. In agriculture, the kibbutz has an orchard of palm trees with an area of about 400 dunams and a coop for raising turkeys. Tourism includes the Mineral Beach of the Dead Sea, with its sulfur-enhanced baths, and an organized swimming beach.

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  • Copyright: Andrzej Urbaniec (Deepforest) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 449 W: 57 N: 962] (9260)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-03-18
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-03-27 16:50
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