Monthly Archives: December 2016

Ancient “Free Zion” coin unveiled

Israel’s Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev unveiled a coin discovered during a recent excavation of a road in Jerusalem. The coin was one of a series minted during the Jewish revolt against the Romans in 67 CE. Regev noted … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Monopoly game

A new version of the favorite board game Monopoly is being launched.  Jerusalem Monopoly will be in the shops in time for the 50th anniversary of the re-unification of Jerusalem.  It may even be available in time for Hanukkah. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/221556

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Cousins re-unite at Yad Vashem

Sisters Henia and Rywka Borenstein made Aliya in 1948, believing that their entire family had been wiped out in the Holocaust. But their cousins Fanya and Gennadi had made Aliya in 1990 and have just been re-united, thanks to the … Continue reading

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Hundreds of thousands of tourists

Israel’s Tourism ministry expects around 120,000 tourists to Israel in December, of whom half are Christian.  On Dec 24, the ministry will offer a free shuttle for pilgrims travelling between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Tourists and pilgrims at Rachel’s Crossing will … Continue reading

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Ashley Blaker comes to Israel

Ashley Blaker, comedy writer, producer and the UK’s only Orthodox Jewish comedian, makes his first Israel comedy tour.  Star of the sell-out UNGEFILTERED tour and producer of UK’s hit program “Little Britain”, he will perform from Jan 1 – 5 … Continue reading

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Jaffa clock tower seals restored

Tel Aviv municipality has restored the original marble seal of Sultan Abd al-Hamid II on the landmark 1903 Jaffa Clock Tower.  The seal was one of four on the structure and the only one that has survived the passage of … Continue reading

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Jerusalem is one of the best places to travel to

Travel & Leisure magazine has included Jerusalem in its list of top places to visit in 2017.  It writes “Jerusalem has now emerged as a culinary force to rival Tel Aviv”. It recommends the Mahane Yehuda Market and the new … Continue reading

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Israeli robots to clean Indian mega solar park

Israel’s Eccopia is to install its water-free, robotic solar panel cleaning system at the 10,000-hectare 2,255 MW Bhadla Solar Park being constructed in Rajasthan, India. Dust storms reduce solar panel efficiency by 40%.  The Eccopia system will also save over … Continue reading

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New delicious variety of pomegranate

The “Wine” (Yayin) pomegranate is a new strain of the ruby-red fruit developed by Israeli farmers at Zamiri Nurseries of Moshav Yesud HaMa’ala. They are juicy, tart yet sweet. http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/yes-we-have-sweet-edible-pomegranates-just-in-time-for-rosh-hashanah/2016/09/24/0/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab0medHdGJU

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Gett a ride share in New York City

Commuters in New York City can now use their Israeli Gett app to request a “Gett Together”. For $3 they will be picked up by a professional driver and dropped off along set routes during designated commuting hours.  Other passengers … Continue reading

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