At 8 o’clock last Thursday evening lights in Israel’s busy commercial capital, Tel Aviv, were either turned off, or dimmed for one hour, as Israel participated in the world-wide event to raise awareness of global warming.
The focal point of Israel’s visual contribution to the event was the turning off of a switch by President Shimon Peres at the three-tower Azrieli complex in the center of the city. One by one the lights on each of these landmark towers went black in common with many other buildings and institutions whose owners cooperated in the Tel Aviv municipality’s participation in the global event.
The first picture, left, shows the two left-hand towers of the three-tower Azrieli Center complex plunged into almost complete darkness as part of the world-wide global warming awareness event.
The second picture, right, shows a display of mosaics at the Eretz Yisrael Museum in Tel Aviv being lit by candles to draw attention to the world-wide global warming awareness event.