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Former NHL player, championship cyclist, and over 100 injured Israeli veterans along for the ride in Beit Halochem Canada’s 12th annual fundraiser.

Bet Halochem(November, 2019 – Concord, ON) The 12th annual Courage in Motion, an initiative of Beit Halochem Canada, Aid to Disabled Veterans of Israel, was an outstanding success. This year’s ride welcomed cyclists from across Canada, joined by some Americans and Israelis. From October 27-31, these international cyclists rode alongside Israel’s disabled veterans on five fully supported routes through northern Israel’s extraordinary archaeological sites and remarkable landscapes.

Brand new and state of the art: The Stephen J. Harper KKL-JNF Hula Valley Visitor Centre launched

(l-r): Israeli PM Netanyahu, former Canadian PM Stephen J. Harper, KKL-JNF World Chairman Daniel Atar

At the heart of the Hula Valley, home to millions of migrating birds and hundreds of thousands of tourists every year, a brand new, eco-friendly and hi-tech visitor center was launched on November 6.

After 10 years of planning and construction, the visitor center is now active, offering guests various attractions - including state-of-the-art VR stations simulating a flight from the eyes of a migrating bird, a 194 sq. ft. digital, gesture-controlled wall that projects a live feed of surrounding migrating birds, a 3D digital model of the Hula Valley, dynamically updated with terrain data, a 220 seatsauditorium fitted with a 4K projector that will remain open to the public, and more.

Netanyahu didn’t win Israel’s election. So why is he getting the chance to form a government?

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin presents Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, with the mandate to form a new government, at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, Sept. 25, 2019. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) – As votes were counted following last week’s election in Israel, many saw the results as a loss for longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
After all, Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud Party won fewer seats than the Blue and White party of his main competitor Benny Gantz.

Oak Hammock Marsh in discussions to sign new memorandum of understanding with Israel’s Agamon Hula to further wetlands research

(l-r): Ariel Karabelnicoff, Executive Director JNF Manitoba & Saskatchewan; Nathalie Bays, manager of Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretative Centre; Larry Vickar, local businessman, philanthropist and JNF Canada National Board member, who is spearheading the renewal of the collaboration; Paula Grieef, resident naturalist at the centre; and Jacques Bourgeois, who is in charge of marketing and communications for Oak Hammock Marsh.

By MYRON LOVE
On Wednesday August 21, 2019, a meeting was held at Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretative Centre to discuss a renewed collaboration between the Agamon Hula Valley in northern Israel and Oak Hammock Marsh (which is just north of Winnipeg).