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Cucurbitaceae 2000
First Announcement

We are pleased to invite you to participate in Cucurbitaceae 2000, the VIIth Eucarpia Meeting on Cucurbit Genetics and Breeding, to be held in Israel, March 19-23, 2000. At the meeting, we will get together to discuss the latest developments in cucurbit genetics, breeding, germplasm enhancement, pathology and related fields.

This meeting will convene at the Ma'ale Hachamisha Resort and Convention Center, situated in the beautiful Judean Hills on the road to Jerusalem. All sessions will take place at this venue.

During the meeting we will visit the Arava, Israel's premier region for winter growing of cucurbits, the Dead Sea and the historical site of Massada. There will be a special program for accompanying persons, and also several options for post- conference tours.

We hope to offer an exciting scientific program and the unique opportunity to visit Israel in the year 2000.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee.

Nurit Katzir

About Israel

Israel is situated on the crossroads of three continents and offers a variety of scenic, historical and cultural attractions. Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, the Dead Sea and many other exciting sites are all within less than a day's drive from the Ma'ale Hachamisha Kibbutz. We welcome you to experience the historical, biblical and modern aspects of this exceptional land and its people.

Meeting Venue

The Meeting will be held at the Ma'ale Hachamisha Kibbutz Hotel and Convention Center, situated in the foot hills of the Judean Mountains. The resort is a 30 minute drive from Ben Gurion International Airport and a 15 minute drive from Jerusalem.

The hotel has spacious, air-conditioned guestrooms with private baths, radio, telephone and TV. A full range of indoor and outdoor recreation facilities are available. These include Spa and Health Club, offering an indoor heated pool and an outdoor swimming pool (in season), tennis courts, lawns and gardens, restaurants and coffee shops.


The Meeting will be conducted in English.

Social and Sightseeing Program

A Diverse Program of social evens and sightseeing tours will be available to participants and accompanying persons. In addition, Israel's varied scenery and abundance of relics and antiquities provide opportunities for short and enriching excursions.

Organizing Committee

  • Nurit Katzir (Chair), Newe Ya'ar Research Center, ARO
  • Ron Cohen, Newe Ya'ar Research Center, ARO
  • Menahem Edelstein, Newe Ya'ar Research Center, ARO
  • Zvi Karchi, Newe Ya'ar Research Center, ARO

Advisory Board

  • Shlomo Cohen, Volcani Center, ARO
  • Yigal Cohen, Bar-Ilan University
  • Guy Elyashiv, Zeraim Ltd.
  • Haim Nerson, Newe Ya'ar Research Center, ARO
  • Rivka Offenbach, R&D Arava
  • Harry S. Paris, Newe Ya'ar Research Center, ARO
  • Rafael Perl-Treves, Bar-Ilan University
  • Arthur Schaffer, Volcani Center, ARO
  • Eyal Vardi, Hazera Ltd.


c/o International Travel & Congresses Ltd.
P.O. Box 29313, Tel Aviv 61292, Israel
Tel: +972-3-7951444 Fax: +972-3-5107716


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