Rakefet, the Persian Cyclamen (“cyclamen persicum”), is in full bloom.
US Embassy to move to Jerusalem already in May
Surprisingly, the US Embassy move to Jerusalem will already take place in May this year. Two Trump administration officials said, that the ribbon cutting is likely to take place on May 14th, Israel’s 70th Day of Independence.
Israeli firm invents highly efficient engine
For 150 years, the design of the traditional internal combustion engine has not been changed, apart from minor adjustments – until recently! The Israeli firm Aquarius Engines invented a highly efficient, lightweight combustion engine that uses a completely different approach and thus represents a real challenge to the traditional engine.
First almond blossoms in Israel
Yesterday, on the day of Tu B’Shvat, one could already find first blossoms on the almond trees. Tu B’Shvat, the 15th of the Hebrew month “Shvat”, is also called the “New Year of the Trees” and marks the beginning of the agricultural cycle in Israel. Traditionally, trees are planted on this day.
For the first time in its history, the Council of Europe calls on the Palestinians to stop funding terror.
On Thursday, for the first time in its history, the Council of Europe has called on the Palestinian Authority to stop funding terror by paying convicted and detained terrorists and their families. Current PA laws and regulations grant every terrorist who is arrested, tried and imprisoned in Israel to receive a monthly payment. The more […]
Israel global leader in water recycling
Water is an inherently scarce resource in the Middle East – the more exemplary it is handled in the small country of Israel. Almost 90% of the waste water in Israel are reused. This is four times more than in any other country of the world, according to Gilad Erdan, minister of strategic planning and […]
Repeated rocket fire from Gaza
Over the past week there have been daily rocket attacks on Israel from the Gaza Strip. One missile landed in an open field near Netiv Ha’asara, others could be intercepted by the Israeli defense system “Iron Dome”. There was no physical damage. The Israeli military responded with airstrikes on military zones in Gaza: “In response […]
“Four copper wheels”
Artist Udi Cain (Ehud Chaikin), from the famous Jewish-Hassidic Chaikin family, describes his artwork: “One of my sculptures stands on a small plaza near the main square of the commercial and industrial zone in the Talpiot neighborhood of Jerusalem. I built it as a tribute to the builders of Jerusalem from the times of the Kingdom of […]
Gaza launches rockets at Israel
Friday night several rockets were fired from Gaza at Israel. One of the rockets hit the Israeli town of Sderot. Several cars were damaged, two locals were treated for shock.
Israeli police spokesman on current security situation
A spokesman of the Israeli police provides details on the current security situation in Jerusalem: (Interview in front of the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem on December 8th 2017)
Moderate atmophere at Damascus gate
The atmosphere at Jerusalem’s Damascus gate was relatively calm on Friday morning – despite the “Days of Rage” that were proclaimed by Palestinian Leaders, and the generally tense situation. Other parts of the city were quiet.