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MK’s Driver’s License Suspended 30 Days

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Likud MK Oren Hazan has lost the right to drive in Israel – at least for the next 30 days.

The lawmaker’s driver’s license was suspended Sunday after he was caught Friday night driving at 150 kilometers per hour on the Arava Highway, in a 90 kilometer per hour zone.

Hazan, who was headed towards Eilat in his personal vehicle at the time, was driving 60 kilometers per hour over the posted speed limit.

Hana Levi Julian

MK Oren Hazan Rapped for Speeding on Highway to Eilat

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Likud MK Oren Hazan was caught speeding down the Arava highway towards the Red Sea resort city of Eilat on Friday night. The posted speed limit on that road is 90 kilometers per hour, about 56 miles per hour.

Authorities say Hazan was in his own private vehicle when he was clocked while driving at 150 kph (93 mph).

According to Israel’s Channel 2 TV news, a hearing is to take place within 72 hours to determine whether to suspend the MK’s license for the violation.

“The highway is excellent,” Hazan commented in an unofficial response, “thanks to the government that expanded the roads. All the rest is a misunderstanding. We’re all human.”

Hana Levi Julian

4.4-Magnitude Earthquake in Dahab Shook Up Eilat

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

A 4.4-magnitude earthquake that struck the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Dahab in the Sinai Peninsula Tuesday evening was felt as far north as the Israeli resort city of Eilat, at the tip of the Gulf of Aqaba on the Red Sea.

No physical injuries were reported in either community.

The epicenter of the earthquake was marked eight kilometers west-northwest of Dahab, at a depth of 14.2 kilometers, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Eilat is located 126 kilometers (78 miles) north-northeast of Dahab.

Four major tectonic plates (Arabia, Eurasia, India and Africa, as well as one smaller tectonic block (Anatolia) are responsible for the seismicity and tectonics in the Middle East region, according to the USGS.

Less than two weeks ago (Nov. 20), a 3.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Lebanon at around 1:30 am local time, also rocked residents in northern Israel as well.

The epicenter of that temblor was marked around 10 kilometers east of Tzur (Tyre) and west of Metulla.

Hana Levi Julian

FM Kahlon Tussles With Netanyahu Over Casinos in Eilat

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Kulanu party chairman and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon apparently is teaming up with Bayit Yehudi chairman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett in a minor political brawl against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The argument is over funding, as usual – this time, a plan to open a casino in Eilat.

In the past Kahlon has sidestepped the issue altogether by saying, “Everyone knows there will not be a casino here.”

The Finance Ministry has taken steps to block gambling activities that target Israelis and others who have low incomes and difficulty walking away from their hopes for easy money.

“Last week we decided to put an end to slot machines and horse races – gambling activities that ruin families. These machines are placed in poor neighborhoods to sell them illusions and hopes while taking money out of their pockets,” Kahlon said, according to the Globes business news site.

“Sadly, this has been going on since 2003 – it has been talked about for years and we decided to take action; soon we’ll remove them, and Mifal HaPayis can scrap them as far as I’m concerned.”

Meanwhile, Netanyahu appointed Tourism Minister Yariv Levin to head a commission to look into the possibility of developing a gambling spot in the southern resort city.

But Kahlon told journalists at the start of the Kulanu faction meeting in the Knesset on Monday: “The State of Israel does not need casinos. It needs to provide education, values, and jobs – not a casino.”

Hana Levi Julian

Hundreds Suffer Ill Effects From Heat Wave in Israel

Monday, May 16th, 2016

The extreme heat wave, or “sharav” that began on Saturday in Israel has brought with it warnings to Israelis not to forget to keep drinking water.

Those with medical conditions, the elderly, young, and pregnant are urged to remain indoors with fans or air conditioning as much as possible.

Temperatures spiked on Sunday, reaching into the 40s celsius (100s fahrenheit) in desert and beach areas such as Eilat, where it reached as high as 45 / 113 degrees.

At least 440 people so far have been treated between Saturday and Monday mornings for heat exhaustion, dehydration, fainting and other results of the heat wave. The Magen David Adom emergency medical response service said it has been called to treat hundreds of people. More than 30 were dehydrated, and nearly 200 had fainted.

Three suffered from heat stroke. Among those were an eight-year-old girl who was hiking near Nachal Tavor in the Lower Galilee, and a 40-year-old man, found semi-conscious on Sunday on the roof of a building in Lod. Both were hospitalized in serious condition.

The extreme heat is expected to continue at least into Tuesday.

Hana Levi Julian

Earthquake Rattles Eilat

Monday, May 16th, 2016

An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale rattled Eilat on Monday morning at around 4:30 AM.

The epicenter was around 100 miles south of Eilat in the Sinai.

Tremors were felt in Eilat and the Negev.

There were no injuries or damage.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Navy Simulates Hijacking of Israeli Ship by ISIS Terrorists

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

By Michael Bachner/TPS

Eilat (TPS) – The IDF has conducted a large-scale naval drill in Eilat that concluded early Thursday morning, March 31. One of the scenarios the drill simulated was the hijacking of a civilian Israeli vessel by the Islamic State (ISIS).

All navy units, including the elite Shayetet 13 special commando unit, participated in the exercise. According to the IDF, it was meant to practice the navy’s quick reaction to immediate threats under pressure.

The scenarios simulated during the drill included terrorists invading Israel’s borders by sea; an attempted terror attack directed at an Israeli vessel; and taking over an Israeli vessel hijacked by ISIS terrorists. The latter scenario was exercised by Shayetet 13.

Increased ISIS influence and activity in the Sinai is viewed as a potential threat in Israel, and a senior navy officer said the drill is meant to improve the response to events of maritime terror attacks.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit explained that the drill had been planned ahead of time and that its goal is to continue training the forces in different scenarios.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

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