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January 24, 2017 / 26 Tevet, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘Highway 1’

Sneak Peak: The New Highway 1 – Coming Soon

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

The new replacement section of Road 1 from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem opens next week on January 19, 2017.

The new section starts from Sha’ar Hagai and goes until the entrance of Jerusalem.

It completely gets rid of the killer Motza curve and might even cut down travel time by 6-7 minutes.

 

Take a look:

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Bennett Promising Ma’ale Adumim Sovereignty Bill By Month’s End

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Habayit Hayehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett Tweeted Sunday morning: “By the end of January we, along with all the coalition factions, will submit to the government a bill calling for applying Israeli law in Ma’aleh Adumim. I expect all the members of government to support it.”

The Knesset Constitution Committee is scheduled to debate a plan to apply Israeli sovereignty in Ma’aleh Adumim on Monday. The debate, initiate by the Land of Israel Lobby in the Knesset, will review the legal aspects of applying Israeli law in Ma’aleh Adumim, an urban Israeli in Judea, 4.3 miles from Jerusalem. Ma’ale Adumim achieved city status in 1991, and in 2015 its population stood at 37,525. Located along Highway 1, which connects it to Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area, Ma’ale Adumim is one of the most prominent well established Jewish cities in the 1967 liberated territories.

MKs Yoav Kisch (Likud) and Bezalel Smotrich (Habayit Hayehudi) are expected to participate in the committee debate, as well as Ma’aleh Adumim Mayor Benny Kashriel and his deputies. The committee will hear from the city’s residents who will share the daily difficulties they run into because they live, in effect, under martial law and not under Israeli civil law.

Kisch and Smotrich last August submitted a bill to bring Ma’aleh Adumim into Israel proper, which has received the endorsement of the majority of the coalition members, other than the Haredi United Torah Judaism. The bill reads, simply: The state’s judicial and administrative rule will take effect in the territory of Ma’aleh Adumim.” The bill notes that this de facto annexation will not essentially change Israel’s demographic balance – meaning that, since the added city does not have a significant number of non-Jews, there should be no concern for the “ticking demographic time bomb” that is a major concern of Israeli politicians who oppose annexation.

According to Walla, some in the Land of Israel Lobby wanted to submit the bill officially now, in response to the UN Security Council anti-settlement resolution, but MK Kisch objected, preferring instead to wait until after President Trump’s January 20 inauguration.

David Israel

18 Homes Destroyed, Dozens Damaged in Halamish (Neve Tsuf) [video]

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

350 families from Halamish (Neve Tsuf) in the Shomron were forced to evacuate their homes from a pyroterrorism fire.

45 homes were damaged, of which 18 were completely destroyed.

Two firemen, two soldiers and a number of residents were injured in smoke inhalation.

Most of the residents have been allowed to return home, except in 3 neighborhoods were there is concern that the fires might start again.

There are reports that the fires began from Molotov cocktails that were thrown at some homes.

There were also fires near Dolev, Alfei Menashe and Karnei Shomron. Fires continued at Nataf and Beit Meir over Shabbat.

Firefighters continued to fight the fires near Jerusalem, on Highway 1 near Shaar Hagai.

In Maale Adumim, 2 people were critically injured and 10 more were moderately wounded in an apartment building fire early Saturday morning.

The Maaleh Adumim fire was caused by an electrical fault and not pyroterrorism.

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Update: Car Vs. Camel: Three Injured

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Three people have been injured after a car collided with a camel that was walking along Highway 1 near the Almog junction. The accident happened just before 9 PM on Thursday, according to a TPS report.

Police say that the driver, age 35, has been seriously injured with a head injury. His five-year-old son who was in the car was lightly injured.

The initial police investigation says that a local resident was riding his camel along the side of the road when the car hit them for reasons still unknown. The camel-rider was lightly injured.

All three have been evacuated for medical treatment.

The Almog junction is at the end of Highway 1 near the Dead Sea.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Forest Fire in Jerusalem Threatening Main Power Company Station [video]

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

A forest fire that broke out below Mount Menuhot in Givat Shaul, at the entrance to Jerusalem, is threatening to reach Jerusalem’s main power station nearby. The IEC building and the compound have been evacuated. Ten firefighting teams are on the scene, as well as additional teams from Beit Shemesh and from Judea and Samaria, as well as firefighting planes.

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The eastbound lanes Route 1, the main highway from Tel Aviv, have been blocked near Ginot Sakharov, and additional traffic routes: Akiva Azulay, Kanfey Nesharim, Menachem Chaftzadi and Maginey Yerushalaim have been blocked.

A spokesperson for the firefighting and rescue forces reported that the fire is moving quickly eastbound, driven by the winds. Firefighters have been trying to move between the fire and residential neighborhoods.

The weather forecast in Israel on Wednesday is calling for high temperatures, low humidity and strong winds, an ideal combination for fast-spreading forest fires across the country.

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David Israel

Updated: 6 Dead in Horrific Bus Accident on Highway 1

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Six passengers were killed on the Number 402 bus and at least 20 others were injured, a number of them critical, on Sunday night in a horrific collision on Highway 1.

The accident occurred when the bus crashed into a truck as it was traveling from Jerusalem to Bnei Brak at the Latrun Interchange.

According to the Egged Bus Company, the truck had stopped on the side of the road, but was sticking out onto the main road, and the bus collided with the side that was sticking out.

Sources said that at least three of the fatalities were children.

The wounded are being evacuated by helicopters and ambulances.

Hana Levi Julian

Beat the Obama Traffic Jam and Take the Train

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Coming to Israel this afternoon or late morning on Wednesday, or going to the airport to meet friends and relatives?

President Barack Obama also is coming, and you are well-advised to take the train and forget about driving.

President Obama has not yet boarded Air Force One in Washington, but Highway 1, the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway that bypasses Ben Gurion Airport, already will be closed to traffic for one hour from around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday because of the arrival of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

That is only the preview of what is in store for tomorrow, when the president arrives around noon and will stay at the airport to view the Iron Dome anti-missile system.

There will be a repeat closure of Highway 1 last Friday morning, when President Obama leaves Israel after a 52-hour visit.

Jerusalem residents will feel the brunt of the traffic jams, and all roads around the King David Hotel will be closed off to traffic during his visit.

Residents of Judea and Samaria also will be blocked from 8:15-9:15 Thursday morning and 3:15-4:30 from traveling on the only north-south highway linking Jerusalem to their communities. President Obama is scheduled to visit Ramallah, where a “hot” welcome is planned by anti-American activists and terrorists.

Friday afternoon, Israel returns to normal, with Shabbat coming just in time.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

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