Tuesday, 02 March 2021
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Learn a new Hebrew word in time for Yom HaAtzmaut - מטס


Every year, on Israel's Independence Day, we are treated to a country-wide flypast by the Israel Air Force (IAF).  This year, the flypast will be honoring the hard work and dedicated services of Israel medical fraternity during the Covid-19 Coronavirus.  The flypast commences at around 9:30am on Yom HaAtzmaut and 4 aeroplanes will fly over 21 hospitals across the country.

The Hebrew word for 'flypast' is מטס.  In English it also refers to a flyby, flyover or aerial demonstration


Hebrew מטס
Transliteration Matas
English Flyover, flyby, flypast or aerial demonstration


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Want to watch the 2020 'MATAS'? This is the flight plan over Israel's hospitals:

09:40 - Wolfson (Holon)
9:45 am - Ichilov (Tel Aviv)
09:52 - Tel Hashomer (Ramat Gan)
09:58 - Meyanei Yehoshua (Bnei Brak) + Assuta (Ramat Hachayal)
10:05 - Meir (Kfar Saba)
10:10 - Sharon + Schneider + Beilinson (Petah Tikva)
12:12 - Emek (Afula)
12:21 - Poriya (Tiberias)
12:28 - Ziv (Safed)
12:35 - Galilee Medical Center (Nahariya)
12:40 - Rambam (Haifa)
12:43 - Bnei Zion Hospital (Haifa)
12:43 - Carmel (Haifa)
12:52 - Hillel Yaffe (Hadera)
12:56 - Laniado (Netanya)
14:54 - Barzilai (Ashkelon)
15:00 - Assuta (Ashdod)
15:05 - Kaplan (Rehovot)
15:11 - Shamir (Rishon LeZion)
15:19 - Hadassah Ein Kerem (Jerusalem)
15:22 - Shaare Zedek (Jerusalem)
15:25 - Hadassah Mount Scopus (Jerusalem)
15:45 - Yoseftal (Eilat)
15:49 - Soroka (Beer Sheva)

These hours are not yet final and will be updated closer to the time of the MATAS here (Hebrew only)

In accordance with the Ministry of Health's guidelines, the IDF urges the public not to congregate while watching the flyover