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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Tuesday, October 24, 2017


The Israeli government has unanimously approved the establishment of a museum in Jerusalem dedicated to Albert Einstein, the father of the theory of relativity. Israeli President Shimon Peres initiated the idea. The museum will be built on the Givat Ram campus of Hebrew University.

“This is not just a tourist matter. This is an issue of the greatest value that will grant recognition to the sparks of genius that were hidden in our people and which broke through with Einstein,” Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

In his will, Einstein left his personal papers and intellectual copyrights, as well as the right to use his image, to Hebrew University.

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Palestinian officials have rejected an Israeli call for the resumption of direct peace talks without preconditions, rejected a letter from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that was delivered to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas over the weekend.

“The content of (Netanyahu’s) letter did not represent grounds for returning to negotiations,” Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi said in a Reuters interview. Netanyahu’s letter was in response to a letter from Abbas delivered on April 17.


Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu (L) at a joint press conference with Kadima head Shaul Mofaz. (PHOTO CREDIT: GIL YOHANAN)
This was the shortest election season in the history of Israel. Last week Monday, facing a destabilized government, and the failure to come to an agreement with the Ultra-Orthodox parties and coalition partners on a national service bill that would replace the now defunct Tal Law, Prime Minister Netanyahu called for early Knesset elections, in order to restore some semblance of order.

In a speech at the Likud convention in Tel Aviv, on Sunday, Netanyahu proposed a short four month election

Benny Hesse, longtime head of the Ashkenazi Chevra Kadisha in Haifa, was murdered in 2011 in what is believed to be territorial dispute between burial societies. Pictured above: Haifa CemeteryThe unexpected discovery of a weapon wedged between two stones in a Beit Shemesh mikveh (ritual bath) has led police in Northern Israel to arrest a suspect on charges of murdering the head of a burial society in Haifa in 2011, the Jerusalem Post has reported.

Benny Hesse was walking home alone with his wife last January when an armed individual shot him dead. Hesse was 68, and had been directing operations at the Ashkenazi Chevra Kadisha (burial society) in Haifa for over twenty years.


Police authorities in Israel raided several yeshivot this week and arrested five people for allegedly participating in a scheme to enroll non-existent students and thereby receive massive funding from the government. Taking action against religious schools in Jerusalem and Betar Illit, the National Fraud Squad seized a number of documents and computers, as well as expensive automobiles owned by the heads of the yeshivot. 

Investigators working on the case have accused the educational