Of 23 people rescued, about 15 climbers, including 12 Israelis, were recovering in a hospital in Kathmandu. Searches for any additional casualties resumed on Thursday morning.
By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
Agam Luria, a 23 year old from Yifat, a kibbutz in the northern Galilee, was named as one of three Israeli hikers killed in a Himalayan avalanche on Wednesday.
Himalayan range. – Photo: REUTERS
A fourth Israeli is still missing, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday. The names of the two other casualties have yet to be released to the public.
At least 85 climbers are still unaccounted for after a blizzard dumped snow and triggered avalanches along a mountain trekking route popular with backpackers, the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal said on Thursday. Continue Reading »
In the US, the thought of undocumented workers is more likely to conjure images of Latino gardeners or nannies caring for the children of the affluent rather than pushy Israeli salespeople in air-conditioned malls selling hand creams.
By Gil Shefler
NEW YORK (JTA) — In 2006, aspiring Israeli singer Rami Feinstein faced a big-time dilemma: Would he sign a 19-year contract with a top talent agent and relinquish 45 percent of his future profits, or take a job illegally selling cosmetics at an American shopping mall?
Israeli worker demonstrating a beauty product at a mall kiosk. (Creative Commons)
Feinstein took the job at the mall — and it worked out better than he expected. Continue Reading »
Israel working to release Israeli on post-army trip after Indian authorities recover 2 bullets in his backpack forgotten there from his army service
An Israeli man was detained in Mumbai, India last week after he was found carrying two rifle bullets in his backpack, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Tuesday. Israelis working to secure his release.
‘back-packers’, traveling the world – Photo: Gilad Kavalerchik
The man, in his 20s, was on a post-army trip to the Far East and had apparently forgotten the bullets in his backpack during his service in a combat military unit.
Last Thursday, he landed in Mumbai where he was meant to board a flight to another destination. Continue Reading »