Tourist bombing victim out of danger
Daniel Wultz, the 16-year-old high school student from Florida who was critically wounded in the suicide bomb attack at Tel Aviv's old central bus station last week, is in serious but stable condition at Tel Aviv's Sourasky Medical Center, the hospital spokesman said Wednesday.
Wultz, who was in a coma, now reacts to his surroundings by moving his eyes and batting his eyelashes, but cannot speak because he is connected to a respirator. Doctors said he would have to undergo a series of operations before he can resume normal function.
Wultz, a student at David Posnack Hebrew Day School in Weston, Florida, came to Israel to visit relatives for Pessah. He and his Israeli-born father were eating lunch when the suicide bomber blew himself up, killing nine people and wounding dozens. The father suffered moderate wounds and is also out of danger. â€¢ Judy Siegel
Slain couple's daughter arrives today
The daughter of Ethiopian couple Ilu and Adelu Beju, who died April 14 in a murder-suicide in their Or Yehuda home, is set to arrive in Israel late Thursday night, according to a Jewish Agency for Israel statement released Wednesday. Bezeh, her husband Abay Negato and their son will first live in the Mevaseret Zion Absorption Center, where Bezeh will be reunited with her seven younger siblings.
According to JAFI sources, Bezeh was not officially eligible to immigrate under either the Law of Return or the special law of entry specifically for the Falash Mura community. However, her arrival in Israel was at the special request by Jewish Agency chairman Ze'ev Bielski to the Interior Ministry. â€¢ Ruth Eglash
Dog killer turns himself in
The man wanted for leaving the head of a dog outside the front door of the head of a farming community near Beit Shemesh turned himself in, police said Wednesday.
The dog, a white German shepherd, belonged to the son of the head of Moshav Ness Harim, located seven kilometers east of Beit Shemesh. The dog's carcass was left near the door of the son's house Tuesday morning.The motive for killing the animal is a dispute between the two men, the police said. â€¢ Etgar Lefkovits
Prize for women inspired by Post
The Ministry of Science and Technology is to grant a NIS 50,000 prize to outstanding and promising women scientists as a result of a suggestion from The Jerusalem Post's health and science reporter a few months ago.
Prof. Rami Rahamimoff, chief scientist of the Health Ministry and a distinguished physiologist at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, brought the proposal to the forum of chief scientists of the government ministries and won approval. Women scientists, who entered scientific research later than their male counterparts, are poorly represented among prizewinners and an exclusive award could encourage more women to go into scientific fields. â€¢ Judy Siegel-Itzkovich