On the evening of September 16, an undisclosed number of buses will take an undisclosed number of people to the Dead Sea, where they will prepare for a mass nude photo shoot by artist Spencer Tunick the following morning.
The Jewish American artist, famous for his installations featuring large crowds of naked people, has conducted group photo shoots of nudes at locations around the world, most of them at public sites.
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service announced it was raising Israel’s credit rating on Friday, citing Israel’s response to a global recession. Israel’s new credit rating is A+ “with a stable outlook.”
In its announcement, S&P said the raise in Israel’s credit rating came following what it called Israel’s responsible reaction to the global economic crisis, adding that the country was on a reliable track toward cutting its national debt and improving its foreign loans status