From strike on Iran to Noah's Ark: Israel Hayom wraps up 2021
Ahead of Rosh Hashanah, which this year fell on Sept. 6, the staff of IsraelHayom.com took a look through our archives and identified the most popular stories for our readers in the year that had passed since Rosh Hashanah 5781.
But nearly four months have passed since then, and the news – good, bad, and bizarre – keeps rolling on.
As 2021 comes to a close, these are a few of the more recent stories that resonated most with Israel Hayom readers.
In October, archaeologists with the Noah's Ark Scans project said that using advanced 3D scans, they had located a giant shape in the Turkish mountains the proportions of which match the biblical descriptions of Noah's Ark. The discovery was made in the Durupinar site on Mount Tendurek in eastern Turkey.
Israel hosted this year's Miss Universe pageant in the resort city of Eilat on Dec. 13. The winner, Miss India – Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu – graciously sent out a tweet saying how much she had enjoyed her visit, upsetting some social media users.
Israel Hayom military commentator Yoav Limor's analysis of the challenges inherent in any attack on Iran's military facilities was a fascinating read that delved not only into the tactical but also the strategic and diplomatic aspects of Israel employing the "military option."
Hydrogen fuel could solve a lot of problems for humanity, but it's expensive to produce. Now researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology might have solved that problem.
Comedian Dave Chappelle's latest Netflix special, "The Closer," included a joke about alien "space Jew" travelers who want to claim the earth for their own, which apparently took aim at the outlandish and frightening accusations targeting Jews since the start of the COVID pandemic. Later on, however, Chappelle continued to riff, and it wasn't quite as funny.