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Published: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:07:41 +0200
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Israeli bodyguard to keep Kim Kardashian safe
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 17:46:00 +0200
After serving as in the elite Duvdevan Unit, Aaron Cohen is reportedly gearing up for a much more glamorous mission: protecting reality star Kim Kardashian, who is still recovering from her robbery in Paris; Cohen says, 'She's lucky to be alive.'
Trophies and turmoil
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:59:00 +0200
The Ophir Awards ceremony, also known as the Israeli Oscars, were held on Thursday to celebrate cinematic excellence in Israeli films. The awards show, however, quickly devolved into a contentious platform between Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev (Likud) and her many detractors; after leaving the theater during an Arab poem she found anti-Israeli, Regev vowed to break open the ‘closed club’ that is the local film industry; an actor that was present tried to ascend the stage but was stopped by security.
An Israeli and Palestinian win Student Oscars
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 23:24:00 +0200
Israeli director Maya Sarfaty won the Student Academy Award for her documentary ‘the Most Beautiful Woman’; another winner in the Animation category was Ahmad Saleh, a Saudi filmmaker who identifies as Palestinian, with his film ‘Ayny – My Second Eye.’
Seinfeld star lands in Israel
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:43:00 +0200
Wayne Knight, who starred as Newman in award-winning 'Seinfeld' Television comedy series arrived in Israel Sunday morning for 4-day trip; actor to be photographed for Ikea catalogue campaign.
Palestinian rapper performs, is booed on stage following Regev 'terror' accusations
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:22:00 +0200
After coming under fire for his supposed terrorism-inciting lyrics and incurring the wrath of from Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev (Likud), Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar finally took the stage for the protested performance; Nafar was said to have canceled his show at the Haifa Film Festival but stated that he did no such thing; during the show, MK Hanin Zoabi, who was in the audience, was repeatedly called a terrorist; 'I won't let them silence me,' vowed Nafar before the show.
Childhood memories: My very own Cinema Paradiso
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 13:11:00 +0200
In his own words, Israeli singer and composer Yehuda Poliker recalls how he fled his home in his pajamas to visit the brand new cinema that opened near his home in 1954, and how terrified he was by the cowboys and Indians on the big screen.
Pink Floyd 'reunites' to support Gaza flotilla
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 23:22:00 +0200
The three living members of the band posted on Facebook their support for the Zaytouna-Oliva flotilla and decried the Israel Navy's intervention as 'illegal.'
Balkan Beat Box song included in FIFA 2017
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:06:00 +0200
Israel finally makes a mark on the world soccer stage...in music. The song 'I Trusted You,' by Balkan Beat Box, which is on their new album, has been included in FIFA 2017's soundtrack, marking the second time the band has been included on the popular soccer video game.
How to make an origami Israeli satellite
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 17:03:00 +0200
Ahead of the holiday of Sukkot, Israel Aerospace Industries releases a series of videos with ideas of some creative sukkah decorations in the form of paper spy satellites, planes, or even navy ships.
The Old City’s new art scene
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 22:19:00 +0200
Jerusalem's contemporary art scene offers authentic moments of life while dealing with the ever-present tension of such a historic, multi-cultural city.
IN PICTURES: Israel Tattoo Convention 2016
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 15:48:00 +0200
For the third year, the event took place in Tel Aviv. In attendance were both aficionados and artists, and the ink was flowing for those who wanted to add some body art.
Norwegian video pretends to be Norway's National Theatre, slams Israel
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:46:00 +0200
As part of a theatre festival, artists released a film that pretended to portray an apology from Norway's National Theatre for collaborating with Israel's; it was released intending to cause viewers to believe that it was real, and it announces solidarity with the BDS movement and calls to 'Free Palestine' from the 'apartheid state.'
This is not an Israeli ambassador: Magritte painting worth millions
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:58:00 +0200
A Belgian art dealer arrived at the Israeli embassy in Brussels with an interesting story: A painting by Rene Magritte, famous 20th century surrealist artist, depicting former Israeli ambassador to Belgium, Amiel Najar, would be put up for sale at a price of no less than 4.8 million euros. The dealer decided to inform the embassy because 'it is a matter of respect between two countries.'
Wine bar tapas reach new heights
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:34:00 +0200
Review: Chefs Dudu Biton of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem and Einav Azguri of Bar Vin in Tel Aviv create tapas that complement the best wines.
Oktoberfest Menu served up at Porter & Sons
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 13:56:00 +0200
Review: The upscale tavern Porter & Sons is celebrating Oktoberfest with a special menu of Bavarian foods as well as a custom beer tasting menu for the entire month.
Israeli wines gain international recognition
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 23:24:00 +0200
Editors from the US magazine Wine Spectator visited Israel to take a taste of wines produced in the holy land, and were surprised by what they found - a thriving wine industry producing high quality wine; 23 Israeli wines were rated exceptional, including two which use the same variety of grapes used in biblical wine presses.
Volunteering and connecting with China among new TAU alumni initiatives
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 17:08:00 +0200
A recent event put on by the Tel Aviv University Alumni Organization saw the president of the university announce an initiative to strengthen the connections between TAU alumni in Israel and in China; additionally, certain TAU courses will have a community service component, enabling students to effect and contribute to Israeli society.
Yakimono at the Hilton unveils a tasting menu
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:59:00 +0200
Review: The first and oldest kosher Japanese restaurant in Israel celebrates its 18th birthday by offering its first ever tasting menu, featuring some of Yakimono’s signature dishes.
Herbert Samuel debuts in Jerusalem
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:39:00 +0200
Review: The third Herbert Samuel restaurant has recruited talented chef Oren Yerushalmi, formerly of Scala at the David Citadel, to helm its kitchen, which pushes the envelope with bold flavors.
TA roads temporarily close Friday as city bike race gets underway
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:16:00 +0200
For the eighth year, roads closed from the early hours of Friday morning as thousands of cyclists ride the streets of Tel Aviv on tracks ranging from 8-60 kilometers; meanwhile, a marathon between Rosh Ha'ayin and Shiloh shuts down traffic on Route 5
Disabled IDF veterans compete in Berlin Marathon
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 13:37:00 +0200
Eight runners and 13 handcyclists, former IDF soldiers and Border Police officers, formed a delegation to Germany to take part in the Berlin Marathon; 'It's really a dream come true. Next year, we'll improve our time.'
The Legion Run comes to Israel
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:26:00 +0200
The international extreme obstacle is coming to Manara Cliff on October 14; the event boasts demanding physical and mental challenges including fire, ice, climbing obstacles and strength events.
Palestinians try to kick WB soccer teams out of FIFA
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0200
The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is headlining another international venue once again following a Palestinian push to have FIFA declare settlement soccer teams illegal; Israel Football Association head Shlomi Barzel: 'FIFA is not the United Nations.'
WATCH: Israeli man swims across the Kinneret while juggling
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:10:00 +0200
Inspired by a man who did a triathlon while juggling, Shahar Cohen decided he wanted to cross the 3.5 kilometers of the Sea of Galilee doing the same. The achievement is all the more impressive considering Cohen slipped a disc only five months ago.