Israel's first delegation to the London 2012 Paralympics was on its way to the games on Wednesday. The rowing and sailing teams will be the first to arrive for the games which are set to start on August 29. The rest of the Israeli delegation will be heading to London next week.
Head of the delegation Dr Ron Bolotin who is already at the Olympic village has reported that the village which was closed after the Olympics came to an end has now been reopened and has begun to welcome delegations from around the world.
He added that many volunteers from the local Jewish community are at the village undergoing final briefings and preparations ahead of the opening ceremonies and competitions.
As a result of the prime minister's promise, the Broadcasting Authority has decided to present a live broadcast of the opening and closing ceremonies as well as daily updates on the games.
Bolotin noted that morale among the athletes is high and that they are determined to represent the country with dignity.
Last week Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Culture and Sports Minister Limor Livnat held a special reception ceremony for the Israeli Paralympics participants.
Netanyahu told the athletes: "Your physical accomplishments are very impressive, but even more so your mental ones. You have achieved tremendous triumphs. I hope you get a medal, but as far as I'm concerned you're already champions."