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The Wikipedia has an entry for sand cats here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sand_cat, and BuzzFeed has a piece here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/rethinkisrael/18-reasons-the-sand-cat-is-your-new-favorite-animal with pictures and animations in an article entitled 18 Reasons The Sand Cat Is Your New Favorite Animal.
I'm looking forward to getting over there soon to see them.
Recently our sea turtle rescue center found this guy missing two flippers! Needless to say he was having great difficulty swimming. So, they have fitted him with a kind of dorsal fin that really helped him out. You can see the straps for the dorsal in the picture. This really great story can be read here: http://www.greenprophet.com/2014/freedom-the-turtle-israel/.
The Israel Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center URL here: http://www.israeltraveler.org/en/site/national-center-for-sea-turtle-rescue and, if you are interested in volunteering, you can see the center's Job Board here: http://www.seaturtle.org/jobs/index.shtml?view=519.
The Turtle Rescue Center is a bit of a trickeration to get to from Akko, so it may be summer before I get the opportunity to navigate over there, but I do intend to visit.