High peaks, rivers and streams, breathtaking landscapes and evergreen forests make the Upper Galilee particularly attractive to hikers, and Israeli women won two gold medals at the World Ju-Jitsu Under 21 Championship in Spain.
By: Michael Ordman
CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORT
Explore the Upper Galilee
High peaks, rivers and streams, breathtaking landscapes and evergreen forests make the Upper Galilee particularly attractive to hikers. No wonder it has been nicknamed The Israeli Tuscany.
World champions at Ju-Jitsu
Israeli women won two gold medals at the World Ju-Jitsu Under 21 Championship in Spain. Rony Nisimian won gold for 62 Kg, Meshi Rosenfeld the gold for 70 Kg. Ma’ayan Diamond, won a bronze medal for 55 Kg. The men’s team won three silver medals and three bronze.
A new book “Unexpected Israel” written by Ruth Corman is worth reading
Top scoring words
Forty-six players from 10 countries took part in the 2016 Israeli Open Scrabble Tournament in Tiberias. The top prize was $3000. Israel – though not an English-speaking country – hosts the largest regular Scrabble gathering in the world, in Jerusalem.
World cup fencing medal
Israeli fencer Yuval Freilich overcame the Olympic gold medalist and two former world champions to win the bronze medal in the epee competition at the Peter Bakonyi World Cup event in Vancouver, Canada.
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