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April 25, 2014 / 25 Nisan, 5774
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Netanya Car Bombing

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Police and firefighters were on the scene of a criminal car bombing in the city of Netanya on March 13, 2014,

A local Netanya man “known to police” was seriously injured in a car bomb in the city on Thursday night, in what police suspect may have been an attempted underworld killing.

The victim, Ayal Sofer, is a well-known alleged organized crime figure in the Netanya area, and has survived a number of attempts on his life in the past.

Nazi ‘Death Train ‘Car to Be Displayed in Netanya

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

An authentic German train car that transported Jews to concentration camps will be placed at the Netanya Memorial Site and service as a “living monument” and educational center in memory of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust

The car will arrive in Netanya tomorrow on Friday and will be the first time it has been displayed in Israel.

“The memorial sites established Netanya are a moral dictate, and they pay homage to the millions who lost their lives in the Holocaust,” said Netanya Mayor Miriam Feirberg-Ikar said,

 

Israel Planning ‘Rescue’ Operation for French Jews

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

The Israeli government is expected to approve soon a plan to bring tens of thousands of French Jews to Israel within the next three years, according to a report in Makor Rishon on Friday.

An Aliyah plan of this scale hasn’t been attempted since Operation Moses and Operation Solomon rescued Ethiopian Jewry and and brought them to Israel.

Currently, tens of thousands of French Jews are essentially fleeing France, in great part due to the serious rise in antisemitism in that country. The problem is that they are leaving France to go to London, Canada, and the US. A mere 3,000 of the the Jews who left France in 2013 made it to Israel.

The Israeli government has determined that in order to entice French Jewry to come to Israel, three primary areas must be addressed: employment, housing and quality education.

In order to address the employment issue, the government is set to recognize existing French professional licenses in the fields of medicine and tax advise; it will consider placement in the army in jobs that actually fit the Oleh’s professional skill set, and will assist existing business owners wishing to bring their companies over to Israel.

The programs Taglit (birthright) and Masa, intended to strengthen Jewish identity and solidarity with Israel through a 10-day trip to Israel for young Jews will be expanded to French Jewish youth.

And French Jews will be practically guaranteed slots in the top schools.

The goals of the program are to double the number of French Jews brought to Israel each year. In 2014, the goal will be 6,000 Jews, 12,000 in 2015, and 24,000 in 2016.

The cost of the program is still unknown. The effort will be coordinated by the Prime Minister’s office.

The strategy is to create a 3 year window of opportunity for French Jewry, telling them: Come to Israel now while the going is good, because we can’t guarantee these conditions in the future.”

We at The Jewish Press are calling it “Operation Moïse.”

Locals Protest Haredi College Program in Netanya

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

I don’t get it. Do you want the Haredim to get an education or not? do you want the Haredim to enter the workforce or not?

In Netanya, the Michlelet Netanya is rumored to be preparing to open a set of courses specifically for the Hareidi community. Not just a set of courses, but they have requested permits from the Netanya municipality for the construction of a new building that would house a “Haredi campus.”

Local residents have protested outside City Hall in an attempt to cause the cancellation of any such plans.

Residents see such programs as the beginning of a trend of “hitchardut”, or, haredim taking over the area. They say they want Haredim to integrate into society, but into existing programs and into full society, and not by creating their own secluded programs.

Netanya City Hall says that the new program will not be in a new, separate, building, but will be within the existing campus of Michlelet Netanya.

I don’t care if they start their programs in the same building, in a different building, in this or that city or in whatever way they want. Why shouldn’t they be allowed to choose the setting for the program they are developing for their community? If we want integration, and we do, at least in certain ways, we cannot force them to do things “our” way. Why is our way any more right than their way or than any other way? If we force them to do it our way, they will, or many will, retreat and cancel any such plans. the Haredi community makes changes on its terms, when they feel terms are necessary, or not at all.

This is another attempt to ram “our” way down their throats even at the expense of actual gains that we say we want.

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Crows Rule Cities

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

When we moved to Netanya, a coastal city in Israel, I noticed the absence of seagulls. How can a city by the sea not have any seagulls? The answer is: they were chased out by the huge crow community.

This explains why there are so many crows and also why there are so few… rats and mice. We also have a huge population of feral cats in Netanya, but they’re mostly fed by little old cat ladies. I suspect most of the rat hunting is done by our crows. Our smart and crafty crows.


Iron Dome Battery Deployed to Central Israel

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

The Iron Dome battery was moved to the Sharon region north of Tel Aviv for the first time, and is in position to protect Netanya, Hadera and other central Israel cities, according to the IDF.

Military spokesmen said that the battery is being deployed as part of the regular operational process, and is the sixth operational Iron Dome battery.

Metropolitan Tel Aviv is believed to be within range of missiles fired by Hezbollah from Lebanon, and at least one missile fired from Gaza overshot Tel Aviv last November and landed in the Mediterranean Sea.

An Iron Dome battery deployed near Eilat in southern Israel last week intercepted rockets fired from Sinai at the tourist enclave.

Netanya’s Most Expensive Apartment Sold in LAGOON Complex for NIS 8.58 million

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Dizengoff Trade has announced the sale of a 280 sq. meter apartment with an additional 60 sq. meter veranda for the record price of NIS 8.58 mil.

The apartment is located on the 30th floor of the first tower being built as part of the LAGOON Complex, which combines tourism and residential facilities in a single compound and is located in the Net-600 neighborhood along Netanya’s southern beach.

The apartment was sold to a new immigrant from France; more than 87 units have been sold so far.

Based on Israeli tax authority data, the deal signed for the LAGOON unit broke a previous record held since June – a 200 sq. meter apartment on the 21st floor (of 22) that was sold for NIS 6.71 mil.

Dizengoff Trade Marketing Manager, Hanan Segal says, “The city of Netanya is constantly breaking its own residential price records. On one hand, demand is rising while supply is diminishing, on the other, especially for projects situated along the coast line. In 2012, the number of construction starts was 1,214 units, as opposed to 99 in the first quarter of this current year.” Segal adds that “The city of Netanya and its unique coastline have become a viable alternative to Tel Aviv. We are experiencing a migration of well-established residents in their late 40s, who have achieved their professional goals and whose children are grown up; they are now free to focus on attaining a quality of life that they had been dreaming about all those years.” The LAGOON Complex covers an area of nearly 9 acres and includes 2 luxury towers – one which is 34 stories high (153 units) and the other – 37 (167 units) for a total of 320 residential units plus a luxury hotel.

The complex includes a lush expansive park, underground parking for each building, security, a gym, a private outside pool for each tower, an events hall, a café, a boutiques avenue, and jogging paths. An adjoining bridge will provide access to the beach and the Netanya Promenade, which recently won the coveted Israel Realization designers prize, alongside an inspirational Sculpture Park.

The LAGOON project is being marketed by Remax.

About Dizengoff Trade

Dizengoff Trade is a private holding company that deals in real estate, international trade, and high-yield initiatives in a variety of sectors. The company’s excellent reputation is a result of its spirit of entrepreneurship, excellence, determination, reliability and financial strength. The company has been rated amongst Dun & Bradstreet’s top 100 companies in Israel in the commerce and services categories.

M. Dizengoff & Assoc. Ltd. was established in 1904 by Meir Dizengoff, the first mayor of Tel Aviv, and dealt in maritime commerce in conjunction with the ZIM Shipping Company. In 1952, after accumulating significant experience and relevant connections, Dizengoff Trade Ltd. was established as a separate entity, focusing on the global trade of sugar, wheat, feed grain and iron. In 1986, the company diversified into real estate and other business initiatives; and today it incorporates two independent divisions – one that deals in commerce and the other in real estate and entrepreneurial projects. Dizengoff Trade maintains an impressive list of projects throughout the country, including the City Gate project in Herzliya, Power Center in Nes Tziona, the Train Building in Beersheba, Dizengoff Gardens in Rehovot, and Lewinson Hill in Rishon LeZion. Currently, the company is initiating other large-scale projects, carefully maintaining its core values of professionalism, reliability and the continuing endeavor to enter fresh markets and new sectors.

Turtle Washed Ashore

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

My friend David Goldberger sent me this image of an sea turtle that was washed ashore Monday on the Netnaya beach, just south of the Carmel Hotel.

Is the water polluted? he wanted to know. Does this pose dangers we are unaware of?

According to Yaniv Levy, manager of the Israeli Sea Turtle Rescue Center at Michmoret, a few miles north of Netanya on the Mediterranean coast, some 2,000 to 3,000 turtles used to nest along Israel’s shores at the turn of the 20th century. Now the numbers are down to about 180 loggerheads and fewer than 20 green turtles, and he estimates that only 10 green females in Israel are capable of egg laying.

According to Levy, the turtles face many dangers: pollution, plastic bags and other litter; outboard motors and fishing nets; jeeps hurtling along beaches. About 50 injured turtles are brought to the Rescue Center every year, most of them victims of human activity.

“We treat injured turtles and return them to the sea, gather and incubate eggs before returning the hatchlings to the beaches, raise public awareness of the issue and help preserve the coastline and establish coastal nature reserves,” Levy says.

(Source: A battle of survival for the Med’s sea turtles)

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