Hi everyone! This is Will Finkelstein, Ein Gedi IA Correspondent, and this is the week’s update!
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Israel to Assist California in Drought Prevention
The state of California is currently experiencing its driest year in recorded history, and as California is the producer of much of our national food supply , it is expected to have a strong impact on the American food economy. Last month, Governor Jerry Brown signed an agreement with PM Netanyahu to collaborate on research and development, with hopes of obtaining some of Israeli’s highly advanced water technologies and expertise. Eighty percent of Israeli water supply now comes from desalinization and Brown has admired Israel’s demonstration of “how efficient a country can be.”
Israel Launches “Ofek 10” into Space
On Wednesday evening, the Israeli Ministry of Defense launced a spy satellite called Ofek 10 from the Palmachim Air Force Base. The satellite, which is capable of taking photographs of objects that are half a meter (1.64 ft), is being launched for testing purposes and is capable of circling the Earth in 99 minutes. This is the first spy satellite being launched since Ofek 9, which was released in June 201.
Holocaust-era children’s Opera staged in Even Yehuda
The opera Brundibar, which was performed by children in front of an inspecting Red Cross delegation at the Theresienstadt concentration camp, is being staged in Israel for the first time at the American International School in Even Yehuda. The composer, Hans Krasa, staged the opera many times while held at Theresienstadt. The production has a highly international cast and will be performed in front of the current US ambassador, Israeli Education Minister and Ella Weisenberger, one of the last living prisoners in Theresienstatd.
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