Tower of David Museum opens
After years of planning and renovations, the new Tower of David Museum has just opened in Jerusalem. With accessibility ramps, elevators to the historic fortress, reservoirs, tunnels, 10 galleries, scale models, digital tools, films, touch-control history wall, interactive games for children, and more.
European Gymnastics champions
Israel’s women’s rhythmic gymnastics team won a gold medal in the 5 hoops event at the European Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. They also won 3 silver medals.
Israel beat Japan 2-1 in the last minutes of their last group match to qualify for the knockout stages of the Under 20 World Cup in Argentina. They then beat Asian Cup champions Uzbekistan in injury time of their next game, to reach the quarterfinals where they beat favorites Brazil in extra time!
Watch “From Israel with Love”
The Technion UK offers free viewing of its Israel 75th Anniversary celebration show – but only until 11:30pm on Mon Jun 5th (UK time). Register below.
Robbie Williams in Tel Aviv
UK pop star Robbie Williams performed at Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park on Jun 1 as part of Tel Aviv’ Summer in the City festival.
What to do with the kids in Israel this summer
Israel is the most child-friendly destination for tourists on the planet. Here is Israel21c’s guide to 32 summer activities for visitors with children. Beaches, animals & birds, adventure playgrounds, water parks and activities, digging up history, caves, tunnels, science, art & much more.
Roman cargo ship discovered off Netanya coast
A swimmer has discovered a rare cargo of 1,800-year-old marble artifacts on an ancient merchant ship shipwrecked off the coast of Beit Yanai near Netanya. The swimmer was awarded a certificate of appreciation for good citizenship.
Muay Thai gold medal
An Israeli won gold in the Under-57kg men’s category at the International Federation of Muay Thai Associations (IFMA) World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. His name is Ruach Hashem Bichayanu Gordon! Another Israeli, Maxim Branis, won silver in the Under-67kg category.
The best summer location
Club Méditerranée, also known as Club Med, named Jerusalem, the best destination for a sunny summer vacation worldwide. Israel’s capital city topped the list with an overall score of 74 out of 100.
Rare visitor to Israeli beach
The Israel Nature and Parks Authority reported that, for the first time, a rare Mediterranean monk seal has come ashore onto a beach in central Israel. It has been basking in the warm sunshine for 3 days, with volunteers protecting it until it decides to return to sea.