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This year, the capital of Israel will celebrate its 53rd anniversary. But, unfortunately, due to the epidemic of the Kovid-19 virus, the long-awaited holiday will take place not in the usual format, but with certain restrictions.
The main tradition of celebrating the day of the city, from year to year - the traditional dance of flags in Jerusalem. But this time it was canceled. Only thanks to the Supreme Court, the police and the organization organizing the march, the action will take place on Thursday evening.
The Supreme Court has asked two parties - the police and the Amla Kavali Association - to agree on a plan for this year's limited event. After discussions between the police and the organization, the head of the Jerusalem Police Department presented the agreements reached.
Residents of the capital rejoiced at this news.
What holiday awaits Jerusalem?
This year the celebration will take place without government meetings, without a city-loving ceremony, The Ethiopian Jews National Remembrance Day ceremony will be without a crowd, and the ceremony to honor beloved Jerusalem at the Tower of David Museum will be canceled.
Dances in the center of Yeshiva will also be held in a limited format.
As for the flag dance itself, the event will consist of three sections.
The first is driving trucks and cars.
The second is a human chain of several hundred people, which will take place in several places approved by the police. People are transported around the Old Town by buses provided by the municipality. The main requirement - participants will have to stand at a distance of 2 meters from each other. During this part, other participants will be allowed to watch the chain from the Wall embankment.
The third part - 450 people will be able to pray at the Western Wall.
Lawyer Nati Rom, representing Amalabi, said: "The tradition will not be broken. We are glad that the flag dance continues even during the Crown, and we hope that next year we will have a particularly big event. We thank the Israeli police for their efforts and persistence ".
So, the feast of Jerusalem, albeit with restrictions, will still take place.
Temple Mount is a special place for the Jewish people.
According to old legends, it was on it that Abraham had to give his own son, Isaac. Here the sanctuary was rebuilt in the form of a temple with an ark. The Temple Mount was the point from which the great Way of the Cross began. After the destruction of the temple, which occurred 40 years after its creation, two mosques were erected on this site. One of them was the Dome of the Rock.
This mosque impresses with its grandiose golden domes and is an outstanding example of architecture. Each of the domes in diameter reaches about 20 meters. Thanks to this, they are visible from almost anywhere in the city.
Inside the mosque is a rocky platform from which, according to legend, the prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven.
There is also a museum of Islamic art, and the Paradise Stone and Earth Stone are kept.
The internal halls of the mosque are decorated with marble, ceramic tiles and mosaic ornaments. Two-story galleries with multi-colored stained-glass windows stretch along the walls.
Even the most luxurious hotels in Jerusalem cannot be compared with this mosque in its splendor.
During quarantine, traffic on the roads was limited, which caused the activation of infrastructure.
In this regard, Mayor Moshe Leon this week instructed specialists to accelerate urban infrastructure projects.
For example, the first and most important project that is already underway is the expansion of the light rail line, the red line, to Hadass Ein Kerem in the south and Neve Yaakov in the north.
“The municipality of Jerusalem, the Ministry of Transport, the group of transport master plans and Moriah will facilitate infrastructure work to expand the red line of the light rail in the coming days,” the mayor said. The municipality added that for more intensive work, work will be performed during rarefied automobile traffic.
The work will include excavation and laying of railway infrastructure, after which the transport situation will be restored to its previous state.
Another important project that is being implemented next week will be the laying of public transport routes on Begin Road.
As part of this work, the route will be expanded, and a 2.5 km long road will be built on the new route. The work will include the organization of infrastructure for the placement of control and information signs, lighting and fences.
Also this week, the modernization of city streets will be accelerated. Modernization work includes the modernization of roads and sidewalks, including geometric changes, modernization of lighting, planting trees and flowers, as well as the placement of outdoor furniture.
This burst of infrastructure work is caused by the desire of the municipality to minimize the inconvenience of citizens.
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On the first weekday of the holiday week, there are reports from all over Israel of the closure of popular holiday destinations - crowds of vacationers overwhelm beaches, national parks, nature reserves and campsites.
In the middle of the day, the Association of Kinneret Cities announced that all 15 "quiet" family beaches on the northern and eastern coast of our only lake are closed due to overflow, and suggested that citizens look for other places to relax.
But there are also crowds elsewhere. The National Parks and Preserve Authority has closed the entrance to the Ein Gedi nature reserve for those who have not booked parking spaces in advance.
The city beaches of Rishon LeZion, the beaches of Palmachim and Nakhsholim, the Tel Afek National Park are closed - there are also no free places left.
The Taba border checkpoint cannot cope with the influx of people wishing to leave for Sinai, many hours of queues lined up on both sides. The administration asks fellow citizens not to come to the checkpoint in the morning - in the evenings there is no such pandemonium. People languish under the scorching sun, scolding the authorities for their inability and deafness to the needs of citizens - but the reason for the holiday suffering lies deeper: Israel is rapidly becoming the most populous country in the world.
The tourist infrastructure and nature of Israel cannot withstand the demographic load, despite the fact that everyone who had such an opportunity tried to leave Israel for the holiday week, and Ben Gurion Airport has also been operating at the limit of its capacity in recent days.
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In total, 4,038,703 cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the country since the start of the pandemic.
The number of infected people is taken into account by PCR tests and tests at checkpoints (a positive home test result is not taken into account in statistics if it is not confirmed at the checkpoint).
Over the past 24 hours, 62,591 tests have been carried out. Coronavirus was detected in 9% of cases.
At the moment, 32149 people are infected (-269 per day).
10,647 COVID-19 cases died (+17 per day; data for several days has been updated).
598 cases in hospitals (+16 per day; 1.8% of the current number of infected), others are recovering in specially equipped hotels or at home.
The condition of 216 patients (-4 per day; 0.7% of the current number of infected) is assessed by doctors as severe, 75 (-3) are connected to ventilators or ECMO.
The infectiousness index (an index of the reproduction of the virus, showing how many people, on average, one infected person transmits it) - 0.7.
According to a report by the Israeli Ministry of Health, 87% of seriously ill patients are over 60 years old.
Most people over 60 years of age are fully vaccinated, and the percentage of seriously ill among them is much lower than among the unvaccinated. Among citizens in the age group 60+, 40/100 thousand are seriously ill and unvaccinated, 11/100 thousand are seriously ill and vaccinated for a long time (more than six months), and 9/100 thousand are seriously ill and fully vaccinated. At the same time, against the background of high infection rates in absolute numbers, the number of seriously ill patients among fully vaccinated elderly people is growing: at the moment, among seriously ill patients in the 60+ category, there are 32 unvaccinated, 9 vaccinated long ago (more than six months), and 131 fully vaccinated. In the age categories under 60 years among seriously ill unvaccinated absolute majority.
According to the Israeli Ministry of Health, as of April 19, 6,705,575 people (72% of the country's population) received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, and 6,133,264 people (65% of the country's population) received the second dose. 4484464 people were vaccinated with the third dose (48% of the country's population). The fourth dose was received by 796,184 people (9% of the country's population).
In recent months, the vaccination process in Israel has been very slow. There is a growing number of people who were vaccinated more than six months ago (that is, they cannot be considered "fully vaccinated").
You can sign up for the vaccination queue at the health insurance fund: by phone, through the website or mobile application.
There is a program "Vaccination at home", the purpose of which is to eliminate social injustice in relation to residents of the periphery and settlements with a low socio-economic status.
A green certificate is only required for "high risk" events. For example, at celebrations or parties with a large number of participants.
The following populations are eligible for the Green Certificate:
- Persons vaccinated with two doses of the vaccine, when no more than four months have passed since the second dose;
- Persons who have been ill with coronavirus, if more than four months have not passed since the moment of recovery;
- Persons vaccinated with three or four doses of the vaccine, regardless of the date of vaccination.
A decision was made to abolish the "green standard". However, it will still be necessary to do an antigen test before entering nursing homes.
- Nursing homes, geriatric hospitals and hostels for the elderly will require a negative rapid test result to enter.
- It is recommended to be tested for coronavirus before meeting with the elderly.
- Institutions that will require a rapid test before entering will receive partial subsidies from the state.
- Unvaccinated employees of educational institutions, medical institutions and social services will still be required to be tested twice a week for coronavirus.
Middle school students are exempt from weekly coronavirus tests.
- Testing for coronavirus in elementary grades has been cancelled.
Benjamin Netanyahu may again return to the post of prime minister - the politician has every chance of getting the votes of more than half of the deputies in the vote in May. This was announced to Izvestiya on Tuesday, April 19, by the adviser to the ex-premier Ariel Bulstein.
“The split of the coalition and its fall is a matter of the near future. If there are new elections, I have no doubt that Netanyahu will become Israeli Prime Minister. But even if there are no elections, it seems to me that he has a chance to get the votes of more than 50% of the deputies in the current composition of the Knesset, ”said the adviser.
The first parliamentary session after the holidays will take place on May 9.
On the evening of April 17, the Arab RAAM party suspended its membership in Israel's ruling coalition and said: "If the government continues its actions against the people of Jerusalem, we will resign as a bloc."
Clashes around the Al-Aqsa mosque complex in occupied East Jerusalem continued throughout the weekend. More than one hundred and seventy people were injured during the riots, most of them Palestinians.
Al-Aqsa Mosque is one of the most revered shrines of Islam, located in the heart of old Jerusalem. There is also a sacred place for the Jews - the Temple Mount.
A similar escalation in Jerusalem around the same time last year triggered repeated rocket attacks on Israel by Hamas militants, which eventually escalated into an 11-day war.
Shootings in Gaza and clashes in Al-Aqsa came after a spate of violence, including four deadly attacks since late March by Palestinians and Israeli Arabs that killed 14 people, mostly civilians.
Several people were injured Sunday when Palestinians threw stones at Israeli buses on their way to Jerusalem's Old City, Israeli police said.
Palestinians accuse Israel of attacking Al-Aqsa during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Israel says Palestinian protesters are seeking to disrupt Muslim prayers for political purposes and prevent visits by Jews, who are currently celebrating Passover.
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On Friday the 15th of July 2022, EDK Media production team attended an art workshop in Umlazi, the south eastern part of KwaZulu-Natal which was held in Umlazi Cinema Hall.
The event was solely based on ways that the youth could utilize to venture into the corporate sector and the entertainment industry. The gap has been identified, that the youth is seeking employment rather than self employment. With the unemployment rate at its peak in South Africa, it is crystal clear that having a degree does not automatically translate to employment.
Dignitaries and speakers from different places graced the event with their presence, amongst which Mr Xolani Dlamini, the founder and event organizer of Urban Arts Entertainment attended. Menzi Theo (executive director of EDK Media), Bella Mnyandu and Smangele Sokhela commended the event organizers for pulling off such a great event in such a short space of time.
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