A)The high speed rail link🚆 between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem has finally opened🎊🎉. Travel between the two cities will take 28 minutes. The project is 11 years late⏱, let’s hope the trains are a little more punctual😅.
B) Prince Charles has accepted an invitation💌 from President Rivlin to make his first1⃣ official visit to Israel for the commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz🕯.
C) Russia and Israel are trying to avoid a diplomatic spat🤬 over entry to their respective countries for citizens🛂. Many Russians have been denied entry to Israel and vice versa causing tension😠 between the two.
D) Gidon Saar is continuing his campaign to defeat🥇 PM Netanyahu in the Likud primaries🗳next week.
- Why do you think Israel has invested so much effort and money in connecting Jerusalem and Tel Aviv by rail?
- Who do you think will benefit from the rail link?