The Hebrew OpenOffice project at openoffice.org.il will close for an indefinite recess at the end of February 2008.
As of this date I do not have any further information regarding the possible resumption of the project. A senior figure in the MoF has recently indicated an interest in continuing MoF support but that approval for funding, if at all, might take several months.
I was very sorry to read Jonathan’s announcement as I enjoy the results of the l10n project on a daily basis. I hope to see the government decide to continue the support to make sure an alternative to proprietary software exists, and hopefully making it a de facto standard in Israel in the future.