Tiberias resident and ethnic-pop singer Bezalel has received special
permission from NASA to use rare, hypnotic video footage of Earth for his
performance at the pre-Eurovision Song Contest next Thursday. The footage, taken
by a NASA shuttle in outer space, will accompany Bezalel’s performance of his
song “No War.” The song deals with the universal vision of global peace. The
event will be aired on Channel 1.
“For as long as I can remember, I’ve
dreamed of making it to the Eurovision Song Contest and to reach beyond the view
seen from the window of my parents’ house in Tiberias,” Bezalel said. “I am
“Our vision is to reach for new heights and reveal
the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind,” NASA
Paramedics attacked while administering CPR
A Magen David Adom
paramedic team was attacked while attempting to resuscitate an injured
60-year-old woman in Kiryat Tivon over the weekend.
MDA lodged a
complaint with police against the attacker, who was a member of the woman’s
“This is a serious infringement of the trust of those who are
saving lives, and the Magen David Adom management will act together with
authorities until justice is served against the attacker,” the organization
The paramedic who was attacked was admitted to hospital with
moderate injuries.Two women moderately hurt in ATV accident in Upper
Two 20-year-old women were moderately injured in an ATV accident at the
Dishon River in the Upper Galilee on Saturday. The women were evacuated to Ziv
Medical Center in Safed.Ma’alot-Tarshiha hosts fencing world cup
For the eighth consecutive year, Ma’alot-Tarshiha hosted over the
weekend the world cup championship in fencing for women. Over 100 fencers
competed for the title of fencing champion, from 33 countries, including
Germany, Sweden, Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic and Turkey. Ma’alot-Tarshiha
fencing star Alona Komorov previously held the top spot, but this year she was
knocked down to third place by Estonian representative Lahis Katrina and
Russia’s Yulia Bakariba, who came in second.
This year the
Ma’alot-Tarshiha municipality honored the late Israeli fencing star Andre
Spitzer, who was murdered in the terrorist attack at the 1972 Munich Olympic
Games. The municipality dedicated the event to him “as a tribute to his memory
and as thanks for his dedication as a fencing teacher for boys and girls in
Ma’alot-Tarshiha and the entire region.”
CENTER Livnat opens Israeli
sports exhibition at Ben-Gurion Airport
Culture and Sport Minister Limor Livnat
opened an Israeli sports exhibition last week at Ben-Gurion Airport.
exhibition – run in cooperation with the Israel Sports Association – presents
the story of the nation’s sports history in pictures. The display features rare
photographs of Israeli sports legends and historical highlights.
exhibition will run until the end of the year in the travelers’ lounge. Many of
the pictures are signed by sporting heroes including Mordechai Spiegler, Mickey
Berkowitz and Yael Arad.
“This extraordinary exhibition showcases Israeli
sports legends in their best moments,” said Livnat. “It is exciting to look at
the pictures and to remember our sports history. I’m sure it will also excite
the millions of passengers who pass through the terminal during the
year.”Mother suspected of neglect after kids found naked in yard
found a pair of eight-year-old twins and their four-year-old brother barely
dressed in their yard in the center of Petah Tikva on Sunday. Police were called
to the scene after neighbors reported the sound of loud crying emerging from the
house. The mother, who was apparently under the influence of drugs, was detained
for questioning. Police suspected her to be guilty of negligence and neglect of
Police escorted the children to Schneider Children’s
Medical Center, where they underwent tests and were found to be in good health.
The police noted that there were no signs of violence or
The police also involved welfare services and were checking
whether the family is known to any other authorities.Tel Avivians ready
for annual Zombie Walk
Fun-loving Tel Avivians geared up for the annual Zombie
Walk set to take place this weekend as part of the many Purim celebrations that
will take over the city.
The event – the fourth of its kind – was set for
Saturday night, and Zombie Walkers were due to meet on Ben- Zion Boulevard.
Event organizers and participants were preparing for the occasion by designing
posters, video trailers and the most terrifying costumes they could conjure
up.Two Holon teens arrested for attacking 3 high-school students
arrested two 17-year-old Holon residents on Sunday on suspicion of attacking
three high-school students in the city.
The three victims of the attack
were treated at Wolfson Medical Center and were later released.
of the incident was believed to be related to an investigation police were
conducting concerning drug use among teenagers. The two assailants reportedly suspected that one of
the three students had given their names to the police. They came to the school,
attacked the teenagers and fled the scene.Hot plate causes fire at Bnei
A fire broke out at the Abir Ya’acov Synagogue in Bnei Brak on
Shabbat, according to the Local website. Members of the community arrived at the
synagogue on Saturday morning to find a heavily damaged kitchen and smoke and
soot on the walls.
There were no casualties and furniture and books were
The cause of the fire appeared to be a blanket that had caught
fire after having been left on a hot plate.
“Thank God there were no
casualties,” the Local website quoted manager of the synagogue Ariel Darshanas
as saying. “It was sad to see on Shabbat morning the damage done to the
synagogue, but despite everything, the prayers were held as usual.”Man
stabbed to death in Rishon Lezion
A 25-year-old man was stabbed to death in
Rishon Lezion over the weekend. He succumbed to his wounds at Assaf Harofeh
Medical Center in Tzrifin, where he had been admitted in serious
Police identified the location where the stabbing took place
and were investigating the circumstances of the incident.
vandals run wild in Eilat
Over the last month, illegal vendors stuck thousands
of stickers denouncing the mayor on urban infrastructure throughout Eilat. The
stickers are difficult to remove and cause grave aesthetic damage to the
Last Friday, a complaint was filed over the phenomenon at the Eilat
police station. Utility poles, street lights, signs, fences, bus stops and trash
cans were all targets of the peddlers’ anti-mayor campaign. Stickers were
plastered in all areas of the city, in neighborhoods new and old, on the
promenade and in tourist areas, triggering numerous complaints from local
Despite complaints to city inspectors, the sticker campaign
“Stickers harm the city’s appearance, disturb residents and
visitors, and removing them requires much effort from the municipality,” said
city manager Philip Ezzard. “Part of the urban infrastructure will need
repainting now and it seems that we may need to replace some of the
infrastructure that was damaged,” he said, adding that this would require
financial investment. “It’s a shame that years of investment in infrastructure
have now gone down the drain because of the behavior of unbridled
vandals.”IDF soldiers hurt in Negev parachuting accident
soldiers were lightly injured in a parachuting accident in the Negev over the
The soldiers were taken to hospital in Beersheba, where they
were treated for their injuries.Ashkelon awaits the annual Adloyada
Ashkelon residents eagerly awaited the traditional Adloyada, the
huge parade held annually on Purim. This year the theme for the parade –
scheduled for Sunday – is cinema through the ages, the Local website reported.
Residents and visitors can expect to enjoy spectacular exhibits including a
giant alien, dinosaurs, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell, Popeye, pirates, zombies and
characters from the Israeli cult movie Hagiga Basnooker
As every year,
the parade will begin at the School of Sciences plaza on Eli Cohen Street and
will end at the city’s main thoroughfare.
After the parade, celebrations
will continue with performances by children’s stars Rinat Gabai, Yaniv Hamagniv
and local bands.
Ashkelon community centers and clubs will take part in
the event alongside the municipality’s Events and Tourism Department of Culture
and Youth and local dance groups. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. Admission is