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The BBC is broadcasting “The A-Word” – a drama about a family with an autistic son – after buying the format from Israel’s Keshet International, and Israel’s unique location, geography and climate attracts about 500 million birds annually from 550 species. In the Hula Valley, the Israeli Government feeds eight tons of corn to tens of thousands of cranes every day.

By: Michael Ordman

 

CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORT

BBC buys Israeli drama about autism

The British Broadcasting Corporation is broadcasting “The A-Word” – a drama about a family with an autistic son. The BBC bought the format from Israel’s Keshet International and has remade the Israeli script.
http://www.israellycool.com/2016/03/25/watch-bbc-is-learning-about-autism-from-israel/

Feed the birds

Israel’s unique location, geography and climate attracts about 500 million birds annually from 550 species. In the Hula Valley, the Israeli Government feeds eight tons of corn to tens of thousands of cranes every day.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/why-israel-is-a-pilgrimage-site-for-birds-and-birdwatchers/

Israel’s Edge

A new book “Israel’s Edge: The Story of the IDF’s Most Elite Unit – Talpiot”, features the elite soldiers who are taught not just how to fight, but also how to think. Talpiot’s graduates have created cutting-edge businesses including Check Point, Compugen, Anobit (bought by Apple) and XIV (bought by IBM).
http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/israels-edge-the-story-of-the-idfs-most-elite-unit-talpiot-2/

Hear the noise

Here is a video of Jerusalem’s Winter Noise Festival, in which you can hear the exciting events.

Nature paints the Negev red

Carpets of red anemones (known as kalanyot in Hebrew) cover the Negev “desert” of Israel every spring. To celebrate this breathtaking sight, the annual “Darom Adom” (The Red South) Festival takes place during the months of January/February.

Judo gold in Georgia

The Israeli judo team won a prestigious Grand Prix in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, with Ori Sasson winning a gold medal.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/209958#.VvgyTkfn95Q

Sela wins 20th tennis title

Israel’s Dudi Sela beat China’s Di Wu (175) 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the Shenzhen Open Challenger tennis tournament – his 20th Challenger title success. Sela did not drop a set throughout the competition, which lifted him up to 67th in the world rankings.
http://www.thejc.com/sport/sport-news/155596/sela-course-rio-olympics-after-20th-title-success

 

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