Scouring Israel for the Golden Squirrel

A group of ecologists search for signs of this little critter, once common in northern Israel but not spotted in the area since 1984.

Only in rare cases are entry permits granted to the slopes of Katef Sion, located on the western side of Mount Hermon. Ever since the Israel Defense Forces withdrew from Lebanon, permits are issued only in special cases such as a prayer held yearly, in the site where by tradition the Lord made his "Covenant of the pieces" with Abraham.