Despot Mahmoud Abbas awards Jordanian Rima Khalaf, former UN official who resigned after refusing to retract report accusing Israel of apartheid, the ‘Palestine Medal of the Highest Honor’ in recognition of her ‘courage & support’ for the Palestinian people.
By The Associated Press
The Palestinian president has awarded his people’s highest honor to a former UN official who was forced to resign last week after authoring a report that accused Israel of establishing an “apartheid regime.”
Rima Khalaf, 2011 – Wikimedia Commons: Chatham House – Flickr
The official Palestinian news agency Wafa said Sunday that President Mahmoud Abbas informed Rima Khalaf by phone that she would receive the Palestine Medal of the Highest Honor in recognition of her “courage and support” for the Palestinian people. Continue Reading »
Photographer Amir Ben-Dov of Israel wins top prize in BBC’s prestigious wildlife photography competition for his still photo of ‘A trio of red-footed falcons on a single branch.’
An Israeli photographer, Amir Ben-Dov, 53, has won a first place prize in annual The Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) 2015 competition, one of the most prestigious and largest nature and environment photography competitions in the world.
Amir Ben-Dov with A trio of red-footed falcons
The competition, which is sponsored by the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London and the BBC Wildlife Magazine, concluded Tuesday night with a ceremony in London. Continue Reading »
The Tel Aviv bar scene gets int’l recognition with Tasting Room named the best-designed bar in the Mideast & Africa and the Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar ranked the best bar in the Mideast & Africa.
By Gili Yuval
LONDON – Israel’s bar scene received some impressive international kudos this week.
While the world has become increasingly aware of – and enamored by – Israel’s thriving restaurant scene, the local bar scene has perhaps been overshadowed by this success, as well as by the popular nightclubs.
The Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar
But this underexposure may change.
The Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar, on Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Street, was ranked the seventeenth best bar in the world in the 50 World’s Best Bars competition that took place in London on Thursday. Continue Reading »
Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) of Leiden University in the Netherlands ranked Weizmann Institute 10th in world for scientific research quality.
An Israeli science institute has been ranked in tenth place in a list of international research institutions and universities.
Weizmann Institute of Science in the central Israeli city of Rehovot – Photo: Weizmann Institute of Science website
The Weizmann Institute of Science in the central city of Rehovot was the only institute located outside the US to be included in the ranking conducted by the Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) of Leiden University in the Netherlands. Continue Reading »