Judoka gold and Israeli anthem in Morocco

Israeli judoka Timna Nelson-Levy won gold in the under 57kg event at the Agadir Judo Grand Prix in Morocco. As she stood proudly on the podium to receive her medal, the “Hatikvah,” Israel’s national anthem, was played and the Israeli flag was raised.

Dead Sea Scrolls go to Denver

Two Dead Sea Scrolls will be shown for the first time in an Israel Antiquities Authority exhibition in Denver, Colorado. The six-month exhibit includes 18 other Dead Sea Scrolls, a three-ton stone from the Western Wall, and some 600 artifacts from the Biblical to Bar Kochba periods.

Thou shalt innovate

Avi Jorisch recently published his book “Thou Shalt Innovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World”, a fascinating telling of how many Israeli inventions have made the world a better place.

35,000 run the Jerusalem marathon

35,000 participated in the Jerusalem Marathon, rated among the top 10 marathons in the world. They included 4,000 people from over 72 different countries. Some 10,000 Jerusalem hotel rooms were filled for the event.

Going into bat for the Jewish State

A new documentary has premiered at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. “Heading Home” features the Birthright Israel-type trip for the professional Jewish American baseball players who as “Team Israel” surprised everyone by finishing sixth in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Israeli cyclist makes history

Guy Sagiv made history at the Tirreno-Adriatico race in Italy in becoming the first Israeli cyclist to participate in a World Tour race. The Israel Cycling Academy team has been performing well, in advance of the Giro d’Italia which starts in Jerusalem on 4th May - the first time a Grand Tour event will be held outside of mainland Europe.

King David laser show

The Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem is launching a new multimedia exhibit - the King David Night Experience. The majestic story of David, from shepherd to king, comes to life in a new cinematic production projected onto the walls and archaeological excavations of Jerusalem’s Citadel.

Ju-Jitsu gold medals in Abu Dhabi

At the Abu Dhabi Ju-Jitsu World Championship Juniors and Aspirants 2018, Israel’s Meshi Rosenfeld won the U21 Under 55kg class and Nimrod Ryeder won the U21 Under 77kg class, with Amir Alroy winning bronze. Three Israelis won silver medals including Sara Kovaliov who is deaf.

3rd place youth handball trophy in Qatar

An Israeli sports delegation consisting of two youth high school teams returned from Qatar on Thursday with a third-place trophy in the World Handball Championship for Schools, held in Doha.

Streaming the Beach Volleyball Major Series

Austria’s Red Bull Media House has partnered with Israel-based video broadcasting startup Pixellot to broadcast the 2018 Beach Volleyball Major Series in Florida. Pixellot broadcasts live, multi-angled, panoramic HD video without the need to deploy personnel on site.