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Israel’s “Dog TV” makes pets happy; Thousands of storks spooted in south; European Championships of flag football next year in Jerusalem and much more!

By: Michael Ordman

CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORT

Dog TV is now on satellite

I reported previously (see here) about Israel’s Dog TV channel that allows dog owners to leave their pets home alone but happy.  Dog TV is now available on U.S.-based satellite broadcast provider Dish Network Corporation. It is already on Comcast’s cable Xfinity and AT&T’s DirecTV.

https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3744254,00.html

Annual stork migration begins

The annual migration of the storks has started in Israel. Thousands of storks were spotted flying over the Rotem Plain in southern Israel, according to the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI). (No connection with the large numbers of Israeli births last month!)

http://www.jewishpress.com/uncategorized/theyre-baaaaaack-annual-stork-migration-has-begun-in-israel/2018/08/12/

Israel to host Euro Championships of Flag Football

Israel has been chosen to host the European Championships of flag football next year in Jerusalem. The tournament will feature both men’s and women’s competitions and is currently scheduled for June 2019. http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/big-sports-news-israel-chosen-to-host-the-european-championships-of-flag-football-next-year-in-jerusalem/2018/08/16/

Michael Jackson is to tour Israel

Well, not the superstar himself, obviously, but the “I Am King” tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, is landing in Israel for 20 spectacular dates in 2019. Performances begin in Herzliya on Jan 19 and end in Haifa on Feb 20. Catch it in Tel Aviv on Feb 14 and Jerusalem on Feb 16.

https://www.touristisrael.com/i-am-king-michael-jackson-tribute-israel/23873/

Colombian Superstar Carlos Vives performs in Israel

Award-winning Colombian musician Carlos Vives held a successful concert in Tel Aviv. He tweeted, “Thanks Tel Aviv! It has been a very special night! What an incredible concert, we are very happy to have been here with you to share and learn from here a little more!”

https://unitedwithisrael.org/colombian-superstar-carlos-vives-rejects-bds-performs-in-israel/

Michael Jackson is to tour Israel

Well, not the superstar himself, obviously, but the “I Am King” tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, is landing in Israel for 20 spectacular dates in 2019. Performances begin in Herzliya on Jan 19 and end in Haifa on Feb 20. Catch it in Tel Aviv on Feb 14 and Jerusalem on Feb 16.

https://www.touristisrael.com/i-am-king-michael-jackson-tribute-israel/23873/

Travel magazine awards for 3 Israeli locations

Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2018 World’s Best Awards included Jerusalem (3rd place) and Tel Aviv (4th) in the “5 best cities in Africa and the Middle East” category. The Beresheet in Mitzpe Ramon came 3rd in the “Top Resort Hotels in Africa and the Middle East” category.

http://nocamels.com/2018/08/tel-aviv-jerusalem-desert-resort-top-travelleisure-magazines-2018-worlds-best-awards/

Para-Euro swimming champions

Israeli swimmers won two gold medals in the European Paralympic championship held in Dublin, Ireland. Inbal Pezaro, 31, won the women’s 200-meter freestyle final and Ami Dadaon, 17, won the men’s 100m freestyle. Both are members of the ILAN Haifa swimming club.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-swimmers-bag-2-gold-medals-in-european-para-championship/

Medals for windsurfers

Israelis Eyal Zror and Liam Segey came 1st and 2nd in the men’s U17 category at the 2018 RS:X Windsurfing Youth World Championships in France. Israelis Naama Gazit and Linoy Geva won silver and bronze in the main women’s event. Geva came 1st in the women’s U17 category.

http://www.rsxclass.org/youthworlds2018/results/youth-women/

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