Israel announced on Tuesday that it will launch a rocket to the moon, in a bid to become the fourth country to do so. Israel Aerospace Industries and the non-profit organization SpaceIL are planning a December launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The craft is scheduled to land on the moon on Feb. 13. The project has been in the works for eight years, at the cost of $88 million.
The IDF shot down a Syrian drone that penetrated several miles into Israeli territory today. Fragments of the aircraft crashed into the Sea of Galilee. The IDF said the Syrian drone was flown into Israel through Jordan.
The film 93Queen documents a woman’s attempt to create an all-female version of Hatzalah, a volunteer ambulance corps in Israel, with only strictly observant Orthodox staff. The film will open on July 25 in New York.
A group of Hasidic Jews in the Laurentians have until July 26 to leave a residence they have been using in violation of local bylaws. The town they’ve been staying in said the group has been generating excessive garbage, holding loud gatherings that disturb neighbours and using the residence as a house of worship and religious school.