Israel is due to open in October a new 40-mile rail line between Haifa and a terminal 5 miles short of the Jordanian border; Over 650 women attended the 7th annual Temech Conference for Israeli Female Entrepreneurs on June 28 in Jerusalem, and much more.

In what may be a result of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's trip to Africa, Tanzania has announced it will soon re-open an embassy in Israel to help establish direct ties after severing relations following the 1973 Yom Kippur War.