Art & Culture
Typography

 

 

Master Kobe will arrive to Israel with two KRAV MAGA missions from Brazil in January 7. 2015 – The groups will hold here training and get a close knowledge on the "real Israel".
"Master Kobi Lichtenstein" (so he is being called in the continent), will arrive along with two groups (from his 10,000 of his students) to visit Israel, training the Krav Maga in Historic Places and hearing about its history.


The groups will be training on the top of Masada (a symbol of heroism Jewish history), in the "Wingate Institute", in Tiberias, and will visit Imi Lichtenfeld's grave in Netanya (Imi was the founder of the Krav Maga and the spiritual father of this art).


Kobi Lichtenstein is an Israeli Krav Maga instructor that during the last twenty years became to be the guru of Krav Maga in South America, where he founded the Krav Maga Federation which is recognized as one of the largest unions in Krav Maga and certified by the government and the establishment in Brazil and in most of the continent,


Master Kobi authorized and trained hundreds of instructors and trainers who teach in 17 districts in the continent of South America, Special Forces and elite forces of the army and police security Krav Maga system. South American Federation of Krav Maga. There are now over 150 of Krav Maga training centers, which are scattered across the continent.


Master Kobi proudly points out that in all of the training centers an Israeli flag is located next to the state or province flag (photos attached). Master KobI also mentions that training for Certification (takes about 4 years) includes 30 hours of History of Israel until the establishment of Israel state and its way of everyday survival, through threat of surrounding Arab countries and every day's terrorism threats.

 

Master Kobi comes every year with a group of instructors and students of Krav Maga from South America to Israel (so far visited with about 1,000 of his disciples in Israel) - "I would like people here know the real Israel on broad views, innovation, modernization and its advanced technology instead of the negative image presenting them through the hostile media ".

Kobi Lichtenstein was born in 1964, in the city of Rechovot, Israel. At the age of three, he began his Krav Maga training with the creator of the art, Imi Lichtenfeld.


Accepted in class only for a trial period, due to his young age, he was quickly approved by his master, who soon "adopted" him. Being renowned as a prodigy, he became notorious to the press at age six. His life was dedicated to Krav Maga, his movements and instincts were shaped by the technique of this art, and at the age of 15, he began teaching his first classes.
He was the one responsible for all the Krav Maga teaching in the central-south region of Israel, therefore, having millions of students. An ex-combatant in the War of 1982, he joined innumerous special missions of the Israeli Army, worked in National Security Services and concluded his MBA in National Security and Terror by the University Hod Hasharon in Israel, with a partnership with Newport University in California.


In 1990, Master Kobi arrived in Brazil with the support of master Imi, with the goal of divulging, spreading, and teaching Krav Maga in South America.
He established himself in Rio de Janeiro and founded the Brazilian Association of Krav Maga, which is recognized by the Secretary of Sports and the Ministry of Education of the Brazilian Government.


During the last twenty years in Brazil, Master Kobi has been graduating instructors who today teach in many gyms in different Brazilian states. He supervises the practice and divulgence of Krav Maga, keeping a high ethical and technical level of his instructors and students, following the suggested steps by his master and creator of Krav Maga.
As a Krav Maga master and a specialist in security, he has already taught courses to several military, police and private security forces. The training for the security business has been reaching excellent results and the courses have been requested by almost all Brazilian states and by countries in South America.


In May 2010, Master Kobe organized the largest international event of Krav Maga, bringing to Rio de Janeiro the main teachers of Krav Maga in the world and bringing together delegations from 28 countries during five days of intense programming, including seminars, lectures, workshops, and cultural event evening of tributes, and still getting the world record for"Greatest lesson in self defense in the world" by the official auditor's of Guinness Records. The grandeur of the event put Rio de Janeiro on the world stage of sport,praised the hospitality and professionalism that drive the work of master Kobi in Brazil in the last 20 years.


The conception of Krav Maga reveals a path that enables anyone to exert their right to life, even with the violence that surrounds us. It is the only fighting technique with a worldwide recognition as an art of self defense and not as a martial art.
There are no rules or competitions, because the techniques envision self-defense in real-life situations. With simple, fast and objective responses to violent daily life situations, it shows the common citizen how to defend himself,

 

 

​PM Netanyahu: We face common challenges, the first of which is to defeat the forces of terror that rampage through the world and threaten both our countries. We must stand together in this battle, much as we work together to perfect the future.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, this evening (Tuesday, 4 July 2017), at the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem, hosted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Read more ...

The EU Delegation in Israel and the Municipality of Tel-Aviv-Yafo presented:  Performance Europa!
Urban celebration of live performances and interactive installations
Tel Aviv’s White Night ,Rothschild 1 Plaza, 29 June 

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, today (Thursday, 15 June 2017), in Thessaloniki, at the third trilateral summit, signed joint statements for the continued strengthening of relations.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

At a festive ceremony attended by Minister of Education Naftali Bennett, the Lauder Dormitory Building was inaugurated today at the Technion
state of the art building was donated to the Technion by World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder and his wife Jo Carole

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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)

Friday was a beautiful late spring day; the gardens were lovely, the weather was fine; the guests were elegantly attired; the refreshments were generous and delicious; all the makings of a happy celebration marking the National Day of Sweden. H.E. Carl Magnus Nesser, ambassador of Sweden to the State of Israel, hosted the event at the ambassadorial residence in Herzlia Pituach.

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.

Read more ...

A fundamentally agricultural holiday, Shavuot commemorates the custom of bringing offerings to the Holy Temple from the first fruits of the harvest and the first animals born to the flocks.

Shavuot, the Holiday of Weeks, is one of the three pilgrimage holidays, along with Pesach and Sukkot. These are the holidays on which the whole Jewish people would come to Jerusalem​ in ancient times, when the Holy Temple was there, and would offer animal and grain sacrifices.

Read more ...

Tel Aviv Eat presents three evenings of tastings and workshops featuring the region’s leading restaurants and most prominent chefs. Entrance is free (including the chefs’ demonstrations), and tasting portions range in price from NIS 20-35. Doors open each evening at 18.00. There are several performance stages, live music, and stands selling beer.

Read more ...

"Only when we remember the families who were torn apart from everyone they loved, who suffered that terrible darkness and evil, who had endured the unbearable horror of the Holocaust, only then can we prevent this agony from ever repeating." President Donald J. Trump

Read more ...

The Charles Bronfman Auditorium at Habima Square is one of the centerpieces of the Israeli arts and cultural scene, home to the Israel Philharmonic for the last 60 years. On Friday, May 19th, it was home to yet another historic event, with the dedication of the entrance hall to Miri Shitrit of blessed memory.

Read more ...

President Reuven and First Lady Nechama Rivlin today, (Monday), welcomed President of the United States Donald J. Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump on arrival at Ben-Gurion International Airport, and then at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem.

On his arrival at the President’s Residence, President Trump signed the official guest book and wrote, “It is such a great honor to be in Israel and be with all of my great friends”.

Read more ...

  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, today (Monday, 22 May 2017), at Ben-Gurion International Airport, welcomed US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania with an honor guard.

Read more ...

JPost.com - Breaking News

Trump to study tougher Russia sanctions bill -White House

US Attorney General Sessions visits White House, not Trump

Former sect leader found guilty of polygamy in Canada case

Israeli Embassy in Jordan staff, including injured officer, return to Israel

IDF arrests man carrying knife after crossing from Gaza Strip

King Abdullah of Jordan urges Netanyahu to find 'immediate solution'

King Abdullah of Jordan urges Netanyahu to find 'immediate solution'

Greenblatt to travel to Amman for talks on Temple Mount crisis

UN warns of escalation if no Jerusalem mosque solution by Friday

Shin Bet chief traveled to Jordan to seek solution to diplomatic crisis

Israel-US foundation commits $2.75m. to three first responder projects

Russia ready to help mediate in Qatar row if asked

Kushner to make statement to the press after speaking to lawmakers

Parents of UK baby Charlie Gard agree to let him die

Chinese jets intercept US surveillance plane - US officials

Suicide bomber kills 16, many of them police, in Pakistani city of Lahore

Zionist Union to submit a motion of no confidence

Police: Chainsaw attack in Swiss town not "act of terror"

Two German women held in Iraq; Germany checking IDs of two more

Iran says ambassador to remain in Kuwait despite row

At least five hurt in rampage in Swiss town of Schaffhausen

Kushner, in statement, says 'I did not collude' with foreign government

Netanyahu vows to bring home Israeli guard from Jordan amid embassy crisis

Senior Israeli official to travel to Amman to solve crisis

Currency Exchange Rate

MARKET MOVERS

NMS : YHOO - 01 Jan,
+0.00 (+0.00%) After Hours:
Open Mktcap
High 52wk Hight 57.39
Low 52wk Low 35.05
Vol 0 Avg Vol 19.80M
Eps 0.71 P/e
Currency:

Alphabet Inc.

NMS : GOOG - 24 Jul, 4:00pm
980.34
+7.42 (+0.76%) After Hours:
Open 972.22 Mktcap 678.15B
High 986.20 52wk Hight 988.25
Low 970.77 52wk Low 727.54
Vol 3.23M Avg Vol 1.66M
Eps 31.00 P/e 33.13
Currency: USD

Apple Inc.

NMS : AAPL - 24 Jul, 4:00pm
152.09
+1.82 (+1.21%) After Hours:
Open 150.58 Mktcap 792.97B
High 152.44 52wk Hight 156.65
Low 149.90 52wk Low 96.42
Vol 21.48M Avg Vol 27.25M
Eps 8.91 P/e 17.84
Currency: USD

Weather

Jerusalem Israel Clear (night), 22 °C
Current Conditions
Sunrise: 5:51 am   |   Sunset: 7:40 pm
81%     4.9 m/s     31.217 atm
Forecast
Tue Low: 21 °C High: 35 °C
Wed Low: 22 °C High: 35 °C
Thu Low: 23 °C High: 35 °C
Fri Low: 21 °C High: 33 °C
Sat Low: 20 °C High: 31 °C
Sun Low: 18 °C High: 31 °C
Mon Low: 20 °C High: 34 °C
Tue Low: 21 °C High: 34 °C
Wed Low: 23 °C High: 33 °C
Thu Low: 21 °C High: 32 °C

MARKET MOVERS article

NMS : YHOO - 01 Jan,
() After Hours:
Open Mktcap
High 52wk Hight 57.39
Low 52wk Low 35.05
Vol 0 Avg Vol 19.80M
Eps 0.71 P/e
Currency:

Alphabet Inc.

NMS : GOOG - 21 Jul, 4:00pm
972.92
() After Hours:
Open 962.25 Mktcap 673.02B
High 973.23 52wk Hight 988.25
Low 960.15 52wk Low 727.54
Vol 1.71M Avg Vol 1.66M
Eps 31.00 P/e 32.88
Currency: USD

Apple Inc.

NMS : AAPL - 21 Jul, 4:00pm
150.27
() After Hours:
Open 149.99 Mktcap 783.48B
High 150.44 52wk Hight 156.65
Low 148.88 52wk Low 96.42
Vol 26.25M Avg Vol 27.25M
Eps 8.91 P/e 17.63
Currency: USD