For the first time since 1999, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has accepted a new (21st) full member.
Aside from the slight Asian "accent", Hatikvah sounds more or less "ours", especially to Czech ears that recognize the theme borrowed from Smetana's Moldau.
The membership became official when the parties filled some paperwork in UNESCO – the cultural arm of the United Nations. While Israel (and Palestine) are members of UNESCO, I needed to explain the meaning of UNESCO to my dear American readers because they're not members; America can't afford the member fees.
Foreign minister Avigdor Liberman represented Israel at the ceremony.
Aside from the world, there also exists the antiworld where everything is anti-. For example, there is antiphysics in that world that is studied by anti-Semites. ;-)
Among 12 Nobel prizes awarded to Israeli citizens so far, none of them is actually for physics. However, 20% of Nobel prizes have been given to Jews, an overrepresentation by a factor of 100 relatively to their percentage 0.2% in the population. That includes about 52 Jewish Nobel prize winners in physics.
Israel's role in the birth of ATLAS.