May 17 '16 / Geen categorie

Israel’s largest green organisation joins efforts to ease the refugee crisis in Europe, will provide employment to thousand Syrian refugees by overseeing forest rehabilitation. In Brussels, KKL-JNF World Chairman, Danny Atar revealed that his organization has responded to a major European country’s address for help and will, at a first stage, provide professional management services to to a forest rehabilitation project. BRUSSELS (EJP)—In order to help alleviate …

Sep 21 '15 / EIPA Updates

SodaStream International, the Israeli manufacturer of sparkling water makers, has offered jobs to 1,000 Syrian refugees in its newly opened plant in the southern Israeli Bedouin city of Rahat. “SodaStream and Rahat can effectively absorb 1,000 individuals, or up to 200 families, and provide them with an opportunity to build a new life in Israel,” said a joint statement  by Daniel Birnbaum, Chief Executive Officer of …

Sep 24 '14 / EIPA Updates

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) intercepted and shot down a Syrian warplane that invaded Israeli airspace over the Golan Heights on Tuesday. The Israel Air Force (IAF) at 8:57 a.m., detected a Sukhoi-24 Syrian fighter jet crossing into Israel’s air space. The jet was 800 meters into Israeli air space when the IAF took the decision to shoot it down with a Patriot surface-to-air missile. The …

Sep 17 '14 / EIPA Updates

The United Nations peacekeeping force on the Israel-Syria border (UNDOF or United Nations Disengagement Observer Force) has evacuated its troops and equipment from Syria into Israel as fighting between Syrian factions intensified. During the last several weeks, Syrian opposition forces captured the Quneitra border crossing with Israel and fierce fighting took place with Syrian government troops. The rebel forces included units from the Al-Nusra Front, giving …

Aug 29 '14 / EIPA Updates

The Israeli army (IDF) reportedly raised the level of alert for its forces along the Syrian border as fighting continued between Syrian government forces and rebels, while 43 United Nations peacekeepers were kidnapped in the Syrian part of the Golan Heights. Border tensions have increased this week after opposition forces captured the Quneitra border crossing with Israel, although it was reported that the Syrian Air Force …

Aug 27 '14 / EIPA Updates

The Israeli army (IDF) responded with artillery fire at a Syrian army post after an IDF officer was lightly-to-moderately wounded Wednesday by apparent errant gunfire emanating from the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, where rebels and forces loyal to the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad are reportedly intensely fighting for control of the Quneitra crossing. The IDF said that “a direct hit on the …