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American billionaire of Jewish origin Sheldon Edelson was buried on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem
Due to quarantine measures and at the request of the family, there were few people at the funeral ceremony. His wife Miriam Oxhorn was present.
Sheldon Edelson's body was brought to Israel from the United States the night before. At the airport, the plane was met by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Bank of Israel reports that on Friday, January 15, foreign exchange trading ended with a sharp increase in the dollar and the single European currency against the Israeli shekel
The dollar exchange rate rose by 3.691% and amounted to 3.231 shekels per $ 1. The euro exchange rate increased by 3.559% and amounted to 3.922 shekels per € 1.
Such a sharp drop in the shekel against major foreign currencies is caused by a statement by the Bank of Israel about its intention to increase purchases of foreign currency by $ 7 billion in 2021 to $ 30 billion a year.
Yesterday in Israel, President Reuven Rivlin was vaccinated against coronavirus
He also called on citizens to follow his example.
“When you go to get vaccinated, you care not only about your health, but also about the health of those around you. You will also help everyone get back to normal. You will help the economy to restart and reduce the burden on our medical teams, ”he added.
Four skyscrapers blew up in the United Arab Emirates
This happened in the city of Abu Dhabi. The complex of buildings Mena Plaza Tower, the maximum height of which is 144 floors, was blown up to all safety standards. The explosions rang out simultaneously. Reported by KhaleejTimes.
According to local authorities, the skyscrapers were destroyed as part of a project to reconstruct the local port of Mina Zayed.
The explosion hit the Guinness Book of Records as the safest controlled explosion in the world.
Today, December 15, 256 members of the Jewish community of India Bnei Menashe arrived in Israel
This was announced by the Minister of Aliyah and Absorption Pnina Tamano-Shata.
“I am delighted to have had the privilege of bringing members of the Bnei Menashe community to Israel after many years of waiting. This followed the unanimous approval of a special government decision that I was pushing for an immediate aliyah of about 250 new olim,” she said.
Among the hundreds of olim who arrived in Israel today are about 50 families and 24 single people, four children under the age of two, 39 children from 2 to 12 years old and 19 elderly people over 62 years old. Upon arrival, they will all be quarantined.