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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.
Israel will launch three spacecraft to the Moon in 2024
Within the framework of the Bereshit-2 project, Israel will launch three spacecraft to the Moon in 2024, two of which are to land in different regions of the Earth's natural satellite. In addition to Israeli companies, a number of other countries will also participate in the project.
Bereshit was created by the Israeli non-profit organization SpaceIL and launched into space in February 2019. The probe set a record for compactness among lunar lander and became the first private spacecraft to enter a circumlunar orbit. However, the attempt to land "Bereshit" in April 2019 in the Sea of Clarity area ended in failure due to a malfunction of the inertial sensor, which led to the shutdown of the main engine. A few days after the crash, it was announced that the creation of a new lunar apparatus "Bereshit-2" was started, but in the future SpaceIL abandoned a second attempt to land on the moon using an apparatus similar to the first "Bereshit".
On December 9, 2020, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin announced the start of work on Bereshit-2, the project will be led by SpaceIL, which will cooperate with the Israeli Space Agency and the state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries. Seven countries, including the United Arab Emirates, can act as partners in the project. The total cost of the project is estimated at $ 100 million.
First shipment of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine arrives in Israel
Around 09:00 on Wednesday, December 9, a plane landed at Ben Gurion Airport, carrying the first batch of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine on board.
At the airport, the plane was met by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Health Julius Edelstein.
According to the Ministry of Health, 200,000 doses of the vaccine arrived in the first batch (enough to vaccinate 100,000 people). Israel has prepared infrastructure for storing these vaccines.
Benjamin Netanyahu said he intends to serve as an example to his compatriots and to be the first in the country to be vaccinated against the coronavirus with the Pfizer vaccine. "This is a great day for us. The end of the epidemic is visible. While we still have to comply with all safety rules, but the end is already in sight," the head of government stressed.
The date of the start of mass vaccination in Israel is still unknown. It is also unclear when more significant shipments of coronavirus vaccines are expected to arrive in Israel.
Israeli mafioso went on hunger strike
The heads of Israeli criminal gangs in jail went on a hunger strike to protest the "violation of their basic rights" by the Prison Administration.
The unprecedented mass hunger strike of the mafiosi involves "the heads of the largest and most dangerous criminal groups in Israel," such as Itzik Abardzhil, Nivi Zaguri, Itzik Bar-Muha and many others. The news of the declared hunger strike was conveyed to journalists by the lawyers of these honorable people, Shani Moran and Naama Elhadad.
The Prison Administration responded by saying that it does not yet have any information about hunger strikes among criminals. This means of fighting for their rights is usually resorted to by administratively arrested Palestinians, who are held in jails for months without charge on the basis of "secret intelligence".
36-year-old israeli suspected of trying to burn her ex-husband
The court extended the arrest warrant for the ex-wife, suspected of setting her ex-husband on fire. A 26-year-old friend of the arrested woman, a resident of Binyamina, is suspected of aiding and interfering with the investigation.
The 29-year-old was taken to Hillel Yafe hospital with severe burns two weeks ago, and an investigation into the incident put the police on the trail of his ex-wife. The couple broke up two weeks before the incident.
Both suspects will appear before the Hadera Magistrates' Court today. After assessing the weight of the evidence, the court decided to leave the main suspect behind bars until next Tuesday.
The city halls of Ashdod and Ashkelon recommended residents to close their windows and not play sports outdoors - the city was enveloped in a sharp chemical stench
City inspectors and employees of the Ministry of the Environment discovered the source of the stench in the territory of the oil and gas storage facility belonging to the pipeline company KCAA (Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline). On the roof of one of the giant cisterns, traces of fuel leaks were found mixed with rainwater.
Environment Minister Gila Gamliel has promised an investigation and sanctions against those responsible.
Last year, the pipeline company CCAA was fined 100 million shekels for an environmental disaster in the Avrona nature reserve.