SpaceIL is backed mainly by private donors, including US casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and billionaire Morris Kahn who co-founded Amdocs, one of Israel's biggest high-tech companies. Upon landing, the craft will relay photographs and collect data about the moon's magnetism for research by Israel's Weizmann Institute.
South African-Israeli billionaire Morris Kahn, president of SpaceIL, who has donated $27 million to the enterprise, was extremely excited: "The launch of the first Israeli spacecraft will fill Israel, in its 70th year, with pride".
SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries have raised $88 million (£$66 million, AU$118 million) primarily from private donors to fund the project over the past eight years.
The space agency will launch its lunar probe onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket by the end of the current year, with plans to land on the moon by mid-February 2019.
SpaceIL's project began as part of the Google Lunar XPrize, which offered $30m (£23m) in prizes to inspire people to develop low-priced methods of robotic space exploration. The team says it will be the smallest spacecraft to land on the moon.
It is about 2m (6.6ft) in diameter and 1.5m high, and will weigh only 585kg (1,300lb) at launch. More than 400kg of that weight is fuel that will be burnt off by the time it lands on the Moon.
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He added that the loss of Zinedine Zidane, who has been replaced by Julen Lopetegui at Real, doesn't change the club's appeal. Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is moving to Juventus in a transfer deal worth in the region of £105m.
SpaceIL, a nonprofit founded in 2010, said on its website it's the only Israeli team participating in the Google Lunar XPrize competition - a competition to land the first privately-funded unmanned spacecraft on the moon. Other countries also have groups in the competition, including the United States, Japan and India.
Mr Kahn said he hoped the mission would create an "Apollo effect" for the next generation in Israel - a reference to the enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and maths triggered by Neil Armstrong's Moon walk in 1969.
Josef Weiss, IAI CEO said, "As one who has personally brought the collaboration with SpaceIL to IAI, I regard the launch of the first Israeli spacecraft to the moon as an example of the wonderful capabilities one can reach in civilian-space activity".
"This is a tremendous project", Kahn said.
It will be launched via a rocket from American entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX firm and its mission will include research on the moon's magnetic field.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the closure of the crossing will be followed by additional measures. Israel will also severely limit the ability of Palestinians to fish off the coast of the Gaza Strip.
He spent six seasons in England, winning three Premier League titles, one Champions League title and one FA Cup. After nine years with the Spanish club, he will leave for the Italian side in a staggeringly massive deal.
Shehzad was the highest run-scorer as he scored 372 runs with three fifties and a century for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Meanwhile, the Pakistan Cricket Board had revealed earlier that a player is tested positive for the doping test.
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said the territory had opened more than 40 evacuation shelters for those in need. The Florida-based weather forecaster said some additional strengthening was forecast for Tuesday night and Wednesday.
They walked away from a potential deal for Mahrez in January because they were put off by Leicester's valuation. Wantaway Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez finally looks set for his dream move to Manchester City .
The midfielder did endure a disappointing summer as Spain were surprisingly knocked out of the World Cup by Russian Federation . The former Mallorca midfielder made 53 appearances for Madrid in all competitions in 2017-18, netting 11 goals.
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Meghan , meanwhile, went for a darker look in a retro-style, bespoke Dior dress featuring her go-to bateau neckline. It will be Prince Harry and Meghan's first trip outside the United Kingdom since their wedding in May .
With his Baltimore Orioles sitting at a league-worst 24-64, Machado will nearly certainly be on the move in the coming weeks. The Baltimore Orioles are in the process of fielding offers for Manny Machado from seven teams, according to a source.
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France now flies into Sunday's final on a hot streak, having defeated Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium in the knockout stage. The FC Barcelona centre-back has a knee injury, and his availability will depend on a fitness test closer to kick-off.
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Decker said he sent four engineers to the cave site, and they assisted rescuers by boosting pumping power 40 per cent. Elon Musk has offered his assistance and has floated plans to save the soccer team stranded in a Thai cave network.