Australian Jews criticized the Maccabi movement for continuing to employ officials responsible for the deaths of four Australians at the 1997 Maccabiah Games.
After a week in Israel — my first visit there — my overall assessment of its state of the environment is that there is room for both optimism and pessimism. Israel’s environmental health depends on the country taking decisive steps, both large and small, to reverse decades of damage.
A decade after four Australians perished in the 1997 Maccabiah bridge disaster, those most affected by the incident say they've gradually learned to accept what happened. Except for one festering wound.