Netanyahu congratulates Amos IV developers on successful launch

September 1, 2013 15:00


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday congratulated the developers of the Israeli Amos IV satellite, which successully took off on Saturday night from the Zenit launching pad in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

"I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Israel Aerospace Industries and the Spacecom Satellite Communications Ltd. for the successful launch of the Amos IV satellite," said a statement from Netanyahu. "There are very few countries in the world that can congratulate themselves on such an achievement. As prime minister, I and the ministers here are very proud."

The Amos IV launch was scheduled to end in the early hours of Sunday, when the satellite disconnects from the final part of its launcher. It will take two weeks to reach its designated orbital position at a height of 36,000 kilometers.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 22, 2018
Hundreds demonstrate for LGBT rights in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa