Former Meretz chairman and former education minister Shulamit Aloni passed away Friday at the age of 86. Aloni was awarded for lifetime achievement in pioneering the civil rights and help legalize basic laws, culture and education in Israel. She lead the fight for the right of minorities, women and the weaken parts of societies while her service as a member of the kennest and minister of education.
Former prime minister and combat soldier will be remembered for his exploits in Israel's wars, the decision to leave Gaza, an infamous trip to the Temple Mount at the start of the second intifada - and the massacre at Sabra and Shatila in Lenanon Read more about at: www.facebook.com/groups/israelisland/ And like us on: www.facebook.com/israelisland
Arik Einstein one of the greatest Israeli singers who's songs had became apart of the Israeli Essence and culture had died a few moments ago at the age of 74 following aortic aneurysm, May he rest in peace. Read more about this story at: www.facebook.com/groups/israelisland/ Like us on : www.facebook.com/israelisland
The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs just published on Facebook a link to a site that setted up 10 things you should visit in the Golan Heights. While winter is heading more and more closer to Israel the Golan heights is one of the best places to visit in Israel during the winter season - www.igoogledisrael.com/2013/10/top-10-things-to-see-and-do-in-the-golan-heights/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=top-10-things-to-see-and-do-in-the-golan-heights
FC Barcelona footballers to play against Jewish-Muslim team on July 31 as part of campaign advancing peace between Israel, Palestinians through sports and education
Turkish authorities have "cleared a renegade bird captured in the Ag?n district of the eastern province of Elaz?g on suspicions of working for Israel's state-of-the-art intelligence agency," Local authorities submitted the bird to careful medical examinations to ensure that it did not carry microchips. finally the authorities got convinced that the bird was "just a simple specimen of Israeli wildlife," Hurriyet reported, adding that the bird had been registered under the name "Israeli spy".
Teddy Stadium hosts opening ceremony of international Jewish athletic event in presence of 30,000 viewers, including President Peres, Prime Minister Netanyahu. This year's Maccabiah is biggest ever with record number of participating countries, athletes and sports .
Former deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon formed an organization under the name "The Truth About Israel" which aims to train thousands of pro Israel advocates on the Internet & social networks.
Ayalon will weekly analyze key events affecting Israel's image. "Our goal is to provide the basic tools for PR for anyone interested to join the effort" said Ayalon. "Anyone can be an ambassador network & influence world opinion. Thousands have already joined. www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGYxLWUKwWo
Today 63 years ago the "shvut" law that gives jews, people with jews ancestry and their spouses the right of return and live in Israel and to gain citizenship what we now call "aliyah". www.gov.il/FirstGov/TopNavEng/EngSituations/ESNewImmigrantsGuide/
They call Tel Aviv Miami Beach on the Med. it's known for its inhabitants' tendency to tune out regional skirmishes, some restaurants, discos, and clubs are open until dawn. By day, the scene shifts to the city's promenade and eight miles (13 kilometers) of beach literally steps from town. Head to wide and sandy Gordon Beach to sit in a seaside cafe or take a dip in the saltwater pool. www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/top-10/beach-cities-photos/
Robert De Niro had just arrived to join other celeb at President's Shimon peres birthday celebrations. De niro who brought his son along had requested not to take a any pictures of him and when the god father asks you to do something you comply... ;)
Jerusalem has were covered with star dust today when the infemes Hollywood star took a stroll around the holy city. Sharon had arrived to attend shimon peres 90 years birth day celebrations . much more to come...
International race brings fancy cars, noise to capital. At cost of more than $4.5 million, Mayor Nir Barkat says it is worth every penny "This will make a huge contribution to branding and promoting peace" www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewef_0GY-EI
Singer Barbra streisand has landed at Ben Gurion Airport on a private jet and accompanied by 150 staff members. Streisand will appear on Thursday and Saturday night at Bloomfield Stadium in Jaffa and will also participate in the President Shimon Peres 90 years birthday celebrations. She is expected to stay at the King David in Jerusalem.
A new award for Australia, the award for this year's Honorary Citizen of Australia has been given to Raoul Wallenberg. Mr Wallenberg, who rescued tens of thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust, was honoured in Canberra today. The Prime Minister said while Mr Wallenberg never saw Australia, the nation recognised his moral courage and expressed gratitude for those he saved and did later come its shores. For more, see - www.tinyurl.com/blktrul
Earlier Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled his new government before the 22 new ministers swear an oath to the State and the Knesset. Netanyahu then took to the podium where he presented his government's guidelines. "I would like to thank the citizens if Israel for giving me the incredible opportunity of leading the country for the third time," the prime minister said. Netanyahu pledged his government will work for the benefit of all Israelis, and stressed the issues they will face.
Israel goes Leftward as Right bloc's majority razor-thin; voter turnout 66.6%; Likud Beytenu plummets; Labor polled to get 17 seats, Bayit Yehudi 12, Shas 11, Livni and Meretz 7 each, UTJ 6. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud Beytenu list did even worse in Tuesday’s election than public opinion polls predicted last week, winning 31 seats according to exit polls on three television networks and only 29 in a Smith Research exit poll conducted for The Jerusalem Post. In a clear shift away from the Right, the TV exit polls found that the Center-Left bloc, which won only 55 seats in the 2009 election, had risen to 58-59 seats. The Smith poll, which predicted a fight between Kadima and Strong Israel over the last three seats, found that the Center-Left bloc could still win a majority.
Stormy weather caused major damage to property and injuries as a result of the collapse of a number of trees, who were uprooted from by the wind, but there is also a positive side to all t rain, rivers up north and central are filling up, it seems that this flow was only seen a decade ago! Hillel Glazman, Head of Monitoring and Streams Nature and Parks Authority. "The water flow in streams is very unusual, massive amounts of rain constantly Flows down stream straight to the kineret" www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNUIQLJah-8
President Shimon Peres has called for completing the peace process with the Palestinians. He said that Palestinain leader Mahmoud Abbas is a person with whom it is possible to reach an agreement on a two-state solution. He stressed that there is no other alternative, and that the idea of a bi-national state endangers its Jewish, Zionist and democratic nature. As president, I can say this, Peres said, "and there is not much time to complete the work." He noted that Abbas is practically the only leader in the Arab world who publicly and courageously states that he supports peace and opposes terror. Peres made the remarks in a meeting at his official residence in Jerusalem with Israel's ambassadors abroad.
START-UP NATION addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel - a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources-produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful,and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada, and the UK? How is it that Israel has, per person, attracted over twice as much venture capital investment as the US and thirty times more than Europe? www.startupnationbook.com/
Israel International Song Parade The International Songs parade of 2012 in israel starts with "Diamonds" a song by Rihanna but this year Singer of the Year is yet again...Adele, despite of Gangnam style reaching 4th place (and worst song of the years as well...lol). Israel chose and here are the results! About 100 thousand users voted and decided the song "Diamonds" by singer Rihanna is the song of the year. Young Rihanna continues her journey to conquer the world of pop and ranks 11th with the song "Where Have You Been" and 12th with the song "Princess of China" which she performs with the band "Coldplay". www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWA2pjMjpBs Parade second place goes to singer and musician Gotye who performs with singer Kimbra the song "Somebody That I Used To Know" and in third place are David Guetta and singer Sia with the song "Titanium". Of corse, fourth place goes to the huge network hit "Gangnam Style" by rapper and singer PSY. It broke a record this year of more than a billion views on YouTube. www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVNT4wvIGY
THE FULL LIST
|Rank||Artist Name||Song Name|
|2||Gotye Feat. Kimbra||Somebody that I Used to Know|
|3||David Guetta feat. Sia||Titanium|
|5||Fun.||We Are Young|
|7||Carly Rae Jepsen||Call Me Maybe|
|8||Train||Fifty Ways To Say Goodbye|
|9||David Guetta||She Wolf|
|10||Maroon 5||One More Night|
|11||Rihanna||Where Have You Been|
|12||Coldplay feat. Rihanna||Princess of China|
|13||Michel Telo||Ai Se Eu Te Pego|
|14||Adele||Make You Feel My Love - Live|
|15||Lana Del Rey||Born To Die|
|16||Lana Del Rey||Summertime Sadness|
|17||Adele||Rumor Has It|
|18||Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa||Payphone|
|19||Christina Perri||Jar of Hearts|
|21||Red Hot Chili Peppers||Did I Let You Know|
|23||Lana Del Rey||Blue Jeans|
|24||Beyonce||End of Time|
|25||Florence + the Machine||Never Let Me Go|
|29||Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull||Dance Again|
|30||Simple Plan Feat. Sean Paul||Summer Paradise|
|33||Red Hot Chili Peppers||Look Around|
|34||Mumford &Sons||I will wait|
|35||David Guetta Feat. Usher||Without You|
|36||Snoop Sogg, Wiz Khalifa, Bruno Mars||Young, Wild and Free|
|37||Florence + the Machine||Spectrum|
|38||The Script Feat. Will.i.am||Hall of Fame|
|39||Michel Kiwanuka||Home Again|
|40||Bruno Mars||Locked Out of Heaven|
Following the massacre in Connecticut the media asked many question about the laws permitting nearly every American to purchase a gun. Some value comparison: "When it comes to weapons, we have a lot to learn from Israel" "Everyone knows that Israel has a lot of guns," the report dealing with the subject opened the American magazine "The Daily Beast". However, the writer David Frum quick to admit that despite what he thought, in Israel there is a "strict control over civilian ammunition." According to him, licensed people in Israel unlike the U.S. - may carry only one gun and must undergo extensive mental and physical tests before allowed to carry one. Moreover, applies a limit of 50 bullets a year."When it comes to firearms, we have much to learn from Israel"- "This country's gun culture - and not only its Gun control Laws, which keep its citizens safe And you must give a valid cause to carry one every 6 month
System meant to intercept any missile fired at Israel from a distance of at least 70 km, slated to become operational in 2014 The interceptor missile system is being developed for the Defense Ministry by Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and the US's Raytheon Co. It was designed to intercept Hezbollah missiles fired from Lebanon. Israel is counting on the system to become the centerpiece of its air defense layout.
Several rockets were launched from Gaza toward south Israel after 9 pm Wednesday, when the ceasefire between Hamas and Israel took effect. The IDF held its fire. "The operation's goals have been achieved. Hamas suffered a serious blow and is in a great amount of distress. After the organization's leaders come out from their hiding places, they will see the extent of destruction. We understand from intelligence sources that Hamas is in distress."
A loud blast was reported on a bus in the Shaul Hamelech street in the heart of Tel Aviv near the Kirya base. Rescue forces reported of a mass casualty event. Thirteen people were injuredl; three sustained moderate to serious injuries an and four were lightly wounded. One woman suffered shock. The wounded were evacuated to the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. A security source estimated that an explosive device was planted on the bus. Police suspect there may be another explosive device in the area. The event occurred against the backdrop of Operation Pillar of Defense and the continued firing of rockets from Gaza at Israel.