Israeli officials are present in Jordan working to assist Syrian refugees, Deputy Minister Ayoob Kara revealed on Thursday.
Speaking at a conference in Jerusalem, Kara said that he had “representatives” in Jordan who were making efforts to assist children and infants who have been injured in the Syrian military’s ongoing violent crackdown throughout Syria.
It is the first time that Israelis are known to be working in Jordan to help Syrian refugees.
Kara, a Druse member of the Likud Party, said that one of the people he has sent to Jordan was his bureau chief, who was working alongside representatives from Israeli humanitarian organizations.
“They are in Jordan trying to help people who have been hurt in Syria,” he told The Jerusalem Post, confirming that the representatives he was referring to were Israeli citizens.
“They are there as part of the international assistance [to Syria] and not in the framework of the regime or government,” he said, adding that the focus now was on trying to get medicine and medical treatment to children and infants who have been injured in Syria.
TEL AVIV WHIT NIGHT- RABIN SQURE -
THE BIGGEST HAEDPHONS PARTY IN ISRAEL– 40,000 PEOPLE
WITH S.K,S DANCERS
music by: Sweden: Loreen – Euphoria – 2012 WMG (c) Eurovision Song Contest .
Music by Nicole Scherzinger performing Poison. (C) 2010 Interscope Records
Music by Jennifer Lopez Feat. Pitbull performing Dance Again. (C) 2012 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Music by Rihanna performing Where Have You Been. ©: The Island Def Jam Music Group
Music by David Guetta performing Titanium. (C) 2012 What a Music Ltd / EMI Music France
“If there’s a more perfectly crafted (and aptly titled) invitation to command the dance floor, I’ve yet to find it,” writes the magazine’s music reviewer, Paul V. about the hit single ‘D.I.S.C.O’. “Openly gay (and super handsome) singer Ivri Lider will also charm you with his prowess, and TYP are about as clever and cunning as pop electro can sound in 2012.”
Korean electronics giant Samsung announced this week that it would be one of the sponsors of Israel’s Olympic team, as an extension of Samsung’s sponsorship of the Summer Olympics in London.
In order to demonstrate its “commitment to the success of Israel’s 38-strong Olympic team,” Samsung has produced a smartphone app that will allow Israelis to communicate directly with the athletes. In a ceremony Sunday, the athletes received Samsung Galaxy S III phones, which they will use to get the messages of support sent by fans in Israel. The app — which aggregates messages on the athletes’ Facebook pages — will send messages in real-time, giving the athletes a morale boost when they need it most, said Barak Palachi, marketing director of Samsung Israel.
The app, made for Android phones, will be available from the Samsung website beginning next week.
The app is part of a major advertising campaign being sponsored by Samsung Israel surrounding the Olympics, on which the company is spending NIS 3 million. According to one advertising expert, that is a hefty sum for an Israeli marketing campaign that will last for about three weeks.
“Samsung already has a large presence in the Israeli market, and is considered one of the premium brands in the country today in electronics, like televisions,” said Tzach Cohen, who manages a Tel Aviv advertising firm. “The company’s biggest concern now is upending Apple in the mobile market, promoting its new S3 [smartphone] model. With the publicity from this app and advertising campaign, Samsung will certainly get attention and goodwill.”
As one of the top sponsors of the Games, Samsung “purchased” one of the eight Olympic torches, and a company representative will present it at the Games when they begin on July 27. The torch was on display in Israel last month for several days.
Although Israel is one of its smaller markets, Korean electronics giant Samsung has gone out of its way to be a good corporate citizen here. For example, the company recently sponsored a “smart house” in Jerusalem, highlighting Samsung technologies, at a cost of over a million shekels. There are also several Samsung-subsidized programs for children and youth to learn high-tech skills.
Source: Times Of Israel
The Netanya municipality announced on Tuesday that is has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for creating the world’s largest “socks mosaic” made of no less than 12,000 socks – all of which are clean.
The project was produced by the local cultural center in cooperation with the Italian city of Ravenna, which is considered the world capital of mosaics.
The idea to create an untraditional mosaic made of socks was proposed by Netanya artists Yuti and Anat Shamai. “The idea was to get as many people involved, and that the display will be as large and as impressive as possible. We decided to choose a material that is available in every household and that’s how we came up with socks,” explained Yuti.
Following the decision, the municipality turned to all the residents, asking them to donate socks. The request came with one condition –the socks should be clean. The residents gladly cooperated, donating some 12,000 socks for the original project.
The mosaic was put together in the city’s Independence Square, with the help of many local residents. “Yuti and I got the exciting message that the mosaic made it into the Guinness Book of World Records. We made history with something that is positive, fun, and which benefited the people of Netanya,” said Anat Shamai.
Netanya’s socks mosaic broke a previous Guinness record of 4,000 weaved socks.