Israeli race car driver Roy Nissany finished in second place in the Formula One world V8 3.5 Series championship; 18-year-old Israeli skater Daniel Samohin wowed judges and the audience alike at the 2016 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORT
Second place in Formula race
Israeli race car driver Roy Nissany finished in second place in the Formula One world V8 3.5 Series championship, which took place at Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. Driving a Lotus, Nissany also set the fastest lap time.
Israeli is new World Junior figure skater
18-year-old Israeli skater Daniel Samohin wowed judges and the audience alike at the 2016 World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Debrecen, Hungary when he pulled off three quads to vault himself from ninth place to the gold medal – Israel’s first ever ISU title.
300,000 tour Israel on one day
Hundreds of thousands of Israelis flocked to Israel’s parks and beaches on the last full day of Chol HaMoed Pesach (the Intermediate Days of Passover). Most popular were Caesarea, Eshkol National Park, Ein Gedi, Einot Tzukim, Ashkelon National Park, Beit Guvrin, and Me’erat HaNetifim.
Promoting Israeli art to the Netherlands
KunstenIsrael (Dutch for “Art and Israel”) is an independent foundation that encourages Dutch culture venues to show the work of Israeli artists. The organization brings museum directors, curators, presenters and journalists to Israel to get a first-hand taste of the cultural scene.
Israeli jazz goes global
Israeli saxophonist Eli Degibri has taken time off from organizing August’s popular Red Sea International Jazz Festival in Eilat, to play with some of the world’s finest musicians at the White House on the United Nations’ International Jazz Day on April 30.
Israel’s largest sea festival
The largest water sports festival in Israel took place at the Tel Aviv Marina. Sailors, surfers, kayakers, SUP boarders, swimmers and marine fans participated in the Sail Tel Aviv-Yafo Passover holiday event.
Israel’s first female Olympic wrestler
Ilana Kratysh will be the first-ever Israeli woman to compete in the wrestling events at the Olympic Games after winning the World Qualification Tournament in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Womens-Wrestling-Kratysh-makes-history-earns-Rio-Olympics-berth-452124
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