According to the Israeli army, a security guard in a settlement was killed in a terrorist attack in the West Bank. Two terrorists in a car shot the man in his place at the entrance to Ariel’s town, the military said Saturday night. The two attackers fled. The security forces were looking for them. Several roads have been closed. According to the Israeli media, the attackers are Palestinians. The security situation remains tense after the wave of terror in recent weeks. Numerous people were injured in renewed clashes between violent Palestinians and Israeli security forces on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month, Ramadan, on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. According to the Israeli police, several hundred people were involved, including masked people. Stones and firecrackers were thrown at Kotel. Muslim believers have partially left the Temple Mount. The police were forced to enter the area and stop the riots. dpa / yes
They landed in the Atlantic with a big splash. Second Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe and three other astronauts returned to Earth on Monday evening off the coast of Florida. They had been in space for 17 days. The SpaceX Dragon Endeavor capsule landed safely, held in place by four huge parachutes. Upon arrival, the vehicle was slowed to 30 kilometers per hour. Stibbe congratulated on his return from President Isaac Herzog on Twitter: “Welcome back to Earth, Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe! One small step for man, one big step for the State of Israel and humanity’s space mission “.
Darina, a nine-year-old girl, is expected to be flown to Israel as part of Israel’s humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. At the end of March, the girl was injured by shrapnel during a Russian bomb attack in her hometown of Chernihiv. Her legs can only be saved with surgery. She and her mother are admitted to Sheba Medical Center for treatment. A few days ago, with the help of Israeli volunteers, the girl was transferred from a hospital in Kiev for further treatment to the Israeli Kochav Meir field hospital, which has been operating for a month in the city of Mostyska in western Ukraine. “Darina’s arrival in Israel is part of our humanitarian expedition,” said Asaf Vivante, director of the pediatric department at Safra Children’s Hospital in Sheba and a member of the medical delegation working in Ukraine.
Israel’s nuclear research facility in the Negev is besieged by unusual adversaries. A few years ago a family of porcupines settled nearby. At first, the employees were fascinated by the seemingly harmless neighbors. But their numbers have steadily increased over the years. The facility offered them security. Now the animals cause great damage, because they dig under buildings and eat water pipes. As a result, around 100 porcupines have been captured and relocated in recent years with the help of the National Parks and Nature Agency.
The Israeli Ministry of Tourism offers financial incentives to operate flights from Europe to Ramon Airport near Eilat during the winter season. Any airline that flies directly to Ramon should receive a subsidy of 60 euros per passenger, with the exception of holiday periods. The Ministry markets Eilat and the South as a holiday destination with warm weather practically all year round. The number of tourists who landed there during the 2019/2020 winter season (until tourism stopped in March 2020 due to the pandemic) was around 150,000. Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov: “I see great importance in making Israel an attractive destination for tourists from all over the world, with particular attention to countries with very cold winters”.
EL AL’s board of directors has appointed Dina Ben Tal Ganancia as chief executive officer. She will be the first woman to lead the company since its inception in 1948, the Israeli airline said. Ben Tal Ganancia, formerly Vice President of Commercial and Industry Affairs, succeeds Avigal Soreq, who has held the position since late 2020. The new boss has been with EL AL for 14 years and previously worked as an external consultant.
LumiWeave, initiated by Anai Green, is the winning project of the international technology competition »Women for Climate«, launched by the C40 organization. The project is »an ecological, flexible and economical solution for pollution-free shading and lighting in public spaces«. The focus is on an innovative panel that combines energy generation and lighting. LumiWeave is an ecological zero-emission system that provides shade and light immediately after installation, without the need for electricity. It still produces light even after three days without sun. It is now being installed as a pilot project in a park in Tel Aviv. The city is a member of the international organization C40, a global network of large cities committed to taking action to combat the climate crisis.