Hug a tree to beat social distancing blues

Can’t embrace friends and family these days? Hug a tree instead. That’s the message Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority is spreading on social media to try to help people overcome the sense of detachment that social distancing rules can bring.

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In This Story: Israel

Israel, a Middle Eastern country on the Mediterranean Sea, is regarded by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the biblical Holy Land. Its most sacred sites are in Jerusalem. Within its Old City, the Temple Mount complex includes the Dome of the Rock shrine, the historic Western Wall, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Israel’s financial hub, Tel Aviv, is known for its Bauhaus architecture and beaches. 

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