Israel Electric Corporation Signs Multi-Year Services Agreement with GE to Help Enhance Country’s Energy Supply Security

 

· New Multi Year Services Agreement to Cover Three GE 9FA Gas Turbines at IEC’s Eshcol, Tzafit and Alon Tavor Power Stations which include Hot Gas Path Inspection and Major Inspection to each unit.


· IEC Selects GE to Help Increase Long-Term Reliability of its Three Power Plants

 

HAIFA, ISRAEL—September 8 , 2016—In a move to help enhance the country’s long-term energy supply security, Israel Electric Corporation, Ltd (IEC), Israel’s main electric utility, and GE’s Power Services business (NYSE: GE) today announced a new multi-year services agreement, in which GE will support the long-term availability of its three 9FA gas turbines at IEC’s Eshkol Power Station, Tzafit Power Station and Alon Tavor Power Station.

 

Paul McElhinney, president & CEO of GE’s Power Services business, met this week with IEC and other GE executives in a formal signing ceremony for the multi-year agreement at IEC’s headquarters in Haifa. The new deal follows a previous 13-year multi-year agreement between IEC and GE for the three stations. The new pact goes into effect when the old service agreement expires in 2017. The agreement covers parts, repair and technical advisor services for planned outages for the three 9FA units.

 

As further noted by GE’s McElhinney, “GE is delighted to continue our close working relationship with IEC by implementing this multi-year agreement and maintaining IEC’s three power plants. We are proud to help IEC work to increase the country’s long-term energy supply by improving the reliability and availability of its existing 9FA gas turbine fleet.”

 

From right to left: Pascal Schweitzer, General Manager - Europe - Power Services, Paul McElhinney, president & CEO of GE’s Power Services business, Ofer Bloch, IEC CEO and Ram Erlichman, GenerationSenior Vice President, Generation & Energy.

 

Photo Courtesy: Yosi Weiss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hamas Terror Tunnel Uncovered and Neutralized in Southern Israel

 

 

Earlier this week, following combined efforts of intelligence, technology and ground forces IDF and ISA uncovered and neutralized an offensive tunnel infiltrating Israel from the Gaza Strip.

 

This tunnel, the first to be found since Operation Protective Edge, was built by Hamas in order to infiltrate Israel and execute terror attacks against the people of the southern communities. The IDF will continue its counter terror efforts to uncover and neutralize Hamas’ offensive tunnels.

 

Lt. Col. Peter Lerner IDF spokesmen: “The ugly truth is that Hamas continues to invest millions of dollars to build tunnels of terror and death. The tunnel uncovered in Israel demonstrates once more Hamas' warped priorities and continued commitment and investment in tools of violence.


This tunnel exposes Hamas' abhorrent intentions to attack the men, women and children of southern Israel.”

 

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Local EU Statement on Yom HaShoah

 

The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Israel

 

The EU Delegation to the State of Israel, together with all Embassies of EU Member States in Israel, joins people in Israel commemorating today the deaths of six million Jews – innocent men, women and children, murdered simply for being Jewish.

Remembering the Shoah means for us recalling our joint responsibility for the future, continuing to stand strong against anti-Semitism, prejudice and racial discrimination in all their forms.

It is our duty to fight against anti-Semitism on every front. We cannot and will not accept that Jewish communities in Europe do not feel safe.

Attacks on Jews are attacks on all of us – against our way of living, against tolerance and against our identity. The European Union was built on the foundations of our values of democracy, human dignity and fundamental rights.

We are determined to defend these values against hate, violence and fanaticism. Never forget. Never again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Italian State Forestry Corps (Corpo forestale dello Stato) and KKL-JNF Foundation in Italy

 

 

To promote environmental culture, ecological preservation, and sustainable development with the patronage of the Embassy of Israel in Italy

 

Rome, Today, April 13th 2016, at the General Inspectorate of the State Forestry Corps, KKL- JNF (Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael - Jewish National Fund) Italy Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Forestry Corps, in order to promote new forms of cooperation and agreement in the field of management and enhancement of natural protected areas, protection of environmental resources and for the implementation of international conventions.

The MOU also promotes new cooperation teams for scientific and technical activities and for territorial planning, research projects for biodiversity protection and management of forestry resources including; training programs, education and event planning courses that deal with environmental fields.

 

The Memorandum signed today – said Raffaele Sassun, President of KKL Foundation in Italy – "is a handshake between friends who are committed in developing new ways to protect our planet. We do not close the door on anything, from the simplest issue to the one that is almost impossible to solve, from educational projects to complex field operations."

The Memorandum envisages an area designated to the Corpo forestale on Mount Carmel, the symbol for both Jewish and Christian Religion, a green lung of Israel, which was recognized by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve and which has suffered a terrible fire in 2010, but currently in rebirth.

 

Cesare PatroneHead of the Corpo Forestale dello Stato said: "The Corpo Forestale dello Stato and I are deeply proud about the initiative to dedicate a specific area, on Mount Carmel, to the Italian Forestry Corps, creating either a monument or an artwork as a testimony of the cooperation between the KKL Foundation and us", A reproduction of the monument will be placed in a protected area in Italy, symbolizing issues of environment and brotherhood among people.

The KKL invests heavily in Research - said Meir Spiegler, Director General of KKL Israel - not only for Israel but also for the rest of the world... The signing of this protocol represents the common commitment of the cooperation between the two nations.”

 

 

HE Naor Gilon, Ambassador of Israel in Italy, said: "[To feel] the friendship that exists between the two countries is the most important thing, because it best expresses how relationships are living a moment of intense and fruitful exchange. In the past there have been other examples of cooperation between Italy and Israel through KKL, {like the Forest of the Fallen of Nassiriya or the Forest in memory of Antonio Manganelli, the creation of Rabin Park in Rome and the help and support of the Italian Government for the restoration of Mount Carmel after the fire.}”


The agreement features pilot projects in natural areas that are protected and have a notable environmental value, through mutual hospitality meetings to ultimately spread peace, communication, solidarity and wealth among the nations.

The ceremony was also attended by Nazario Palmeiri, Senior Executive of the Corpo forestale dello Stato, Francesco Marinello, President of the 13th Senate Permanent Committee (land, environment, environmental goods), Barbara Degani, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry for the Environment and the and Sea protection, Antonio Ricciardi, Deputy Commander of the Arma dei Carabinieri.

 

Background
The Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael Foundation is the oldest environmental organization in the world. KKL- JNF's operations include: creating open spaces, forests and recreation areas, water, forestry and environment, education, community development and security, tourism and recreation, and research and development – all in appreciation for our natural and cultural heritage.
The Corpo forestale dello Stato – established in Italy in 1822 – is a police force qualified for environmental, natural and landscape heritage protection, for the prevention and repression of crimes in environmental and agricultural protection in the Mediterranean area.

1  Photo Caption: (Left to right):Meir Spiegler - General Director KKL Israel, Raffaele Sassun – president KKL Italy, Cesare Patrone – General Director Corpo forestale, Nazario Palmieri – head of staff Corpo Forestale,

Photo Credit: Courtesy of KKL-JNF

 

2 Photo Caption: Signature of MOU between Italian Forestry Corps and KKL-JNF Italy

Photo Credit: Courtesy of KKL-JNF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Over 60 leading women from across the world joined together last month for a panel discussion showcasing Israeli females in the lead.
Organized by The Israel Project (TIP) and the Embassy of Cyprus in Israel, the event served as a platform to discuss and understand the challenges and opportunities facing women in Israeli society in the modern age.
Among the panelists were popular journalist Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes. Former IDF commander Miri Eisin and Israeli Olympic athlete Maayan Davidovich.

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A senior delegation from Tanzania, headed by Dr. Aloyce Nzuki, Permanent Secretary Ministry for Natural Resources and Tourism, arrived in Israel for a series of meetings and events designed to increase cooperation with the Israeli tourist industry, and encourage Israeli tourism and investments to enchanted, exotic Tanzania.

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09 June 2017 – Jerusalem) The U.S. Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations Nikki Haley visited Yad Vashem today. The Ambassador was guided through the Holocaust History Museum by Dr. Robert Rozett, Director of Yad Vashem Libraries, participated in a memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance, visited the Children's Memorial and signed the Yad Vashem Guest Book.

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On Wednesday evening, June 7th, the Embassy of Slovenia in Tel Aviv celebrated 26 years of independence, and 25 years of bilateral relations with Israel. The commemoration was held at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation in Jaffa. The event was timed to coincide with visits by both the Minister of Education, Science and Sport Dr. Maja Makovec Brencic, and a high-level parliamentary delegation led by National Assembly President Dr. Milan Brglez.

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President Reuven Rivlin today (Wednesday) met at his residence in Jerusalem with United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Nikki R. Haley.

President Rivlin welcomed her and said, “You are a dear friend of Israel. We appreciate your strong stand on the world’s most important stage, in support of the security of the people and the State of Israel. With your support we see the beginning of a new era. Israel is no longer alone at the UN. Israel is no longer the UN’s punching bag.”

He continued, “When I spoke at the UN on Holocaust Memorial Day, I said that the UN must learn from the lessons of the past, and stand up against hatred and racism. I said it must end its obsession with targeting Israel. Progress has been made. Israel’s standing at the UN has improved. But sadly, we have a long way to go. Both in holding to account, public statements made by officials, and in supporting regulation to reduce the ridiculous number of discussions and resolutions against Israel. This is also true in the Human Rights Council - which has been hijacked as a weapon against Israel - and in UNESCO, where they seek to rub out the history of the Jewish people.”

The President thanked the Ambassador for her great contribution to the State of Israel, and said, “Ambassador Haley, as the representative the US - Israel’s greatest and strongest ally - we appreciate very much your support of Israel, and all you do to stand up for the values of freedom and democracy which we share. Welcome to Israel, welcome to Jerusalem.”

Ambassador Haley thanked the President for his warm welcome and said, “Thank you Mr. President for taking the time to meet with us, it is an absolute thrill to be here in Israel, I so much appreciate the support we have received from the people of Israel. But I feel somewhat guilty because all I did at the United Nations was tell the truth. I have never taken kindly to bullies, and the UN has bullied Israel for a very long time, and we are not going to let that happen anymore. It is a new day for Israel in the United Nations. We just got back from Geneva, talking about the Human Rights Council and hopefully it will be a new day at the Human Rights Council when it comes to Israel.”

She concluded by saying she was greatly looking forward to her visit to Israel and said, “I am looking forward to taking in the history, the beauty, the tradition, and all that comes with the magic of Israel. Thank you very much for having me it is a pleasure to be here.”

Photo credit: Mark Neiman (GPO)

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The event was attended by many Swedish nationals living in Israel; Swedish music, Swedish food, Swedish sponsors and a generous open bar – all the makings of a happy event.

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