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December 1, 2015 / 19 Kislev, 5776
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Israeli Start-Up Finds Parking Places for Drivers

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Israelis, who brought WAZE to the world,  have come with another invention that will make the Boycott Israel movement even more obsolete.

“Spaceek” had developed a system that has run a pilot test in Kfar Saba, located on the northern edge of metropolitan Tel Aviv, and uses sensors and an app for drivers to head to an empty spot.

Empty parking places in the Tel Aviv area, just like in New York City, are a prize for frustrated motorists driving around in circles until they can find a place to park.

The Spaceek system places a network of sensors on parking places. Drivers use an app to “see” which ones are available and then can navigate to it.

If another driver beats someone else to the punch, an app will let him know, a system that might prevent fights from breaking out when someone arrives 30 seconds too late to what he thought was an empty parking place.

Globes reported that Spaceek has attracted $272,000 in crowd funding. The money will be used to expand business in urban center, and Spaceek hopes to deploy its system overseas.

Mother of Terrorist who Stabbed 2 to Death ‘Proud of Her Son’

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Jewish mothers like to wish that their sons will be a doctor, lawyer or businessman.

In the Palestinian Authority, a mother is proud that her son is a terrorist.

She told Hamas TV that her 36-year-old don’s deadly stabbing of two Jews while they were praying in a Tel Aviv synagogue was a “source of pride for Hebron and Palestine.”

The attacker, Raid Halil bin Mahmoud, 36, had a special permit to legally work outside of Judea and Samaria to have carried out a terrorist attack.  Israeli authorities said he had no criminal record.

His acts of murders were rationalized as a reaction to his “pain” for other Arabs.

Mahmud lives in Dura, a Hamas-infested city in the southern Hebron Hills, between Hebron and Be’er Sheva.

His clean record and his mother’s response are clear indications of how deep the Hamas ideology and Palestinian Authority incitement has seeped into the hearts and minds of the Arab population.

Condé Nast Designates Tel Aviv Home of Best Vegetarian Food

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

(JNi.media) Condé Nast Traveler, which is part of a network of 20 print and digital media brands reaching more than 164 million consumers, focuses on literary journalism and hard news reporting. This month, it declared that Israel’s trend-setting city Tel Aviv has become a Mecca for herbivores. The magazine extols the city’s Carmel Market, with its “gleaming pyramids of eggplants, peppers, and cabbage heaped like pinups.” It is astonished by all the gastronomic influences: Russian, Polish, Arabic, Moroccan, Bulgarian, Iraqi, which “can coax a world of flavors out of the most humble potato.” And best of all, for the religious Jewish traveler, Tel Aviv’s abundance of no-meat, no-dairy restaurants are “kosher by default,” if you trust the owner, of course.

The article divides the eateries into outright Vegan and “veggie friendly.” Vegan food, in addition to being vegetarian, does not contain animal products and by-products such as eggs, dairy products or honey. The list of top notch, Tel Aviv Vegan joints is impressive (served here with choice lines from each):

Café Anastasia: tofu crepes, macadamia or chickpea omelets, and veggie scrambles.

Caffe Kaymak: fundamental bean soup is a medley of nutty al dente beans sitting in a sweet tomato broth roused by black pepper.

Nanuchka: hand-made dumplings, include a pastry pocket stuffed with potato, paired with eggplant salsa, as well as a pirashki filled with seasonal mushrooms.

Tenat (Ethiopian): crepe-like Injera bread, which you can wrap around the accompanying lentils, root vegetables, beetroot leaves, and potato salad.

Bindella: open ravioli piled with green-pea puree, mushrooms, and green-vegetable ragu.

Chiripom: Tip the party hat and out roll croquettes made of fried onion, parsley, and white potatoes.

Dallal: A forest-mushroom-and-mascarpone tortellini with hazelnut and truffled goat cheese makes for a rich starter.

Incidentally, Carmel Market, Shuk HaCarmel in Hebrew, is a vast, open air marketplace in old Tel Aviv, bordered by Allenby Street and Magen David Square. The market is open every day of the week, except Shabbat, and sells mostly food but also home accessories and flowers. Tuesdays and Fridays are the days when independent artists and vendors sell unique crafts, art, and jewelry nearby, along Nahalat Binyamin Street.

Update: 2 Murdered, Multiple Wounded in Tel Aviv Synagogue Stabbing Attack [video]

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Four people were stabbed in a synagogue in the Panorama Building on Ben-Zvi Boulevard in southern Tel Aviv, at 2 PM.

The attack happened during the afternoon Mincha prayers in the building.

One of the wounded is dead, he was killed immediately in the attack, a second man died at the hospital, a third is moderately wounded.

The terrorists has been captured and he is in light to moderate condition.

Police now say there was only one terrorist. Initially they suspected there was a second terrorist, and they were searching the area for him.

Workers in the building were told by police to stay in their offices during the search.

The terrorist was from the town of Dura near Hebron, and had no previous security record, accord to TPS.

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of the Har Nof Synagogue Massacre.

El Al Airline Makes Emergency Landing in Montana

Monday, November 16th, 2015

An El Al flight en route to Los Angeles from Tel Aviv made an emergency landing in Montana on Sunday when a warning light was seen in the cockpit.

Israel’s national carrier landed safely before 6 am at the airport in Billings with some 280 passengers and crew aboard the Boeing 777.

The aircraft hit turbulence shortly after the cockpit crew reported seeing the warning light, according to passengers who were quoted by the Associated Press.

The light indicated a fire in one engine; however, Montana’s local newspaper The Billings Gazette reported there was no visible fire when the plane landed.

A flight attendant announced to passengers the pilots had seen the warning light and the plane would land in Billings.

Google Reps Too Afraid to Come to Israel to Testify in Court Case

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Google Representatives who were expected to testify in a court trial being conducted against the planetary juggernaut have refused to come to Israel. The reason: the precarious security situation.

A Tel Aviv judge issued an exceptional order to approve their request for a video testimony.

The court hearings were scheduled to take place on November 30 and December 1, at the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court, but Google’s lawyers in Israel have asked the judge to postpone the hearing dates or, alternatively, to hold them using video conferencing.

The company is being sued by an Israeli businessman claiming the company foreclosed on his account for AdSense, a tool offered by Google to website publishers to sell advertising space.

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt visited Israel in June, before the current wave of violence broke out.

But now, Google’s lawyers’ stated that in view of the prevailing security situation in Israel, especially due to the wave of terrorism, the witnesses expressed in the past few days real fear that prevents them from coming to Israel during this period, and requested the court to allow a brief respite of several months until the evidentiary session, in the hope that by then the security situation will improve.

The lawyers, who represent two Google employees in Ireland, the company’s European headquarters, added that their clients have learned that different countries have issued “a kind of travel warnings to Israel, which naturally intensified their and their families’ fears.” They attached an Irish Foreign Ministry and US State Department travel advisories to Israel.

The attorneys wrote:

In light of the above, it seems that the witnesses’ fear is legitimate and perfectly understandable. At the present stage the defendants should not be compelled to come to Israel to testify.

They asked to postpone the court hearing to the end of the first quarter of 2016.

The plaintiff’s lawyers objected, saying it was the product of prejudice. They said:

More stabbing attacks, in proportion to the population, take place in Ireland and the United States than in Israel, but there they receive lower media attention.

They complained that the “defendants’ request is based on prejudice, hysteria and an anti-Israel agenda.” They noted that tourists, diplomats, business people and witnesses continue to arrive in Israel, citing the arrival of a representative for Facebook who came to Israel to testify in another case.

On Wednesday, Judge Michael Tamir decided not to compel the Google representatives to come to Israel and allowed hearing their testimonies via video conferencing, but ruled that the defendants should bear the costs involved.

“I do not accept the plaintiff’s claim that the witnesses should be required to arrive in Israel against their will at a time when travel warnings are being issued,” he said.

Aeroflot Adding Flights on Russia-Israel Route

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

The Russian Aeroflot airline company is adding flights on the Moscow and St. Petersburg routes to and from Israel and soon will be flying 37 times a week.

The increase service follows the cessation of service from TransAero, whose license was suspended in Russia, and also reflects the large number of Russian immigrants and increased trade and tourist traffic.

Aeroflot inaugurated service to Israel only five years ago. It soon will fly operates four flights a day on the Moscow-Tel Aviv route and a daily flight to and from St. Petersburg. as well as two flights a week to Rostov.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/aeroflot-adding-flights-on-russia-israel-route/2015/11/11/

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