Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Israel/World

First Flight Lands at Ramon Airport as Eilat Seeks to Grab More Tourists

(Max Schindler/Jpost) The inaugural flight to Eilat’s yet-to-be opened Ilan and Assaf Ramon International Airport landed on Monday, July 16, marking a new chapter in the Red Sea

Nation-State Bill Approved for Knesset Floor Vote

(Yona Schnitzer/TPS) The Nation State bill, which seeks to legislate Israel’s standing as a Jewish state into law, was approved for a second and third reading on the Knesset floor

Netanyahu, Security Chiefs Hold Briefing With IDF Gaza Division

(TPS) Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot and senior intelligence officials held security consultations with the IDF

Balloon Carrying Firebomb From Gaza Hits Israeli Kindergarten

(Israel Hayom) A balloon carrying a firebomb launched from the Gaza Strip landed in the yard of a kindergarten in the southern Israeli town of Tkuma this week while young

Jerusalem Court Issues Lien on Ships Headed to Gaza, With Proceeds Going to Israeli Victims of Terror

(Josh Hasten/JNS) In a rather rare judgment, a Jerusalem District Court just issued a lien on two large ships that are part of a Gaza-bound flotilla set to arrive in Israeli waters

Hungarian PM to Visit Israel, but Only Deputy to Visit PA

(Ariel Kahana/Israel Hayom) In a sign of burgeoning diplomatic ties, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will

Egypt Issues Ultimatum to Hamas, Demands They Halt Flaming Kites Against Israel

(JNS) Egypt issued a warning to Hamas to put a halt to launching of flaming kites and balloons into Israel from Gaza, according to a report in Ynet. The ultimatum followed

‘Plastic Bag’ Law in Israel Slashed Bag Waste in 2017

The Environmental Protection Ministry lauded the success of a “plastic bag law” that has led to a drastic drop in the use of plastic grocery bags by Israeli consumers.

Crews Use Israeli Tech to Assist Thai Soccer Team Rescue

(Mara Vigevani/TPS) An Israeli technology provided voice and video communications between rescue workers and 12 teenage members

Haredi Lone Soldiers Receive New Home in Jerusalem

(Courtesy of Friends of Nahal Haredi) A new apartment building for haredi lone soldiers was inaugurated last week in Jerusalem.

Online Safety Tips From One of Israel’s Top Cyber-Experts

(Courtesy of Bar-Ilan University) Professor Yehuda Lindell is one of Israel’s leading scholars on the subject of cyber security. For the past three years, he has headed

What’s in a Name?

After the establishment of the state of Israel, municipal governments across the country created new Hebrew neighborhood names to replace existing foreign-language names. However, most of these new titles were never accepted by the public. Let’s

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