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Published: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:35:00 +0200

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Backstreet Boys to return to Israel for April concert

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:19:00 +0200

After a successful three-show run two years ago, Backstreet's Back with their Las Vegas concert 'Larger Than Life,' including all of their greatest hits; pre-sale general admission tickets to cost NIS 285, later climb to NIS 315; golden ring tickets to cost NIS 595.



Israeli envoy to snub Paris film festival over contentious movie

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:49:00 +0200

Culture Minister Regev outraged to learn controversial film 'Foxtrot' will be screened at the festival's opening night; Foreign Ministry instructs ambassador not to attend event, after efforts to convince organizers to select another movie have failed.



Holocaust survivor decries satire show sketch

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 11:06:00 +0200

91-year-old Holocaust survivor appalled by Eretz Nehederet's sketch on International Holocaust Remembrance Day; 'I heard on TV they're making fun of Holocaust survivors. How can they do that?' she asks Communication Minister Kara; PM Netanyahu weighs in on incident, writes, 'Cynicism, loss of moral compass have no bounds.'



Israel's culture minister hails her country's Oscar failure

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:34:00 +0200

Commenting on Israel's snub at the Oscars, Culture Minister Regev says awards ceremony 'saved us from a false presentation' by not listing the Israeli made Foxtrot as a contender for best foreign language film.



Lebanon bans movie 'Jungle' because of Jewish star Radcliffe

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:14:00 +0200

Starring Jewish British actor Daniel Radcliffe, Jungle, a new movie based on survival tale of an Israeli backpacker, joins long list of Israel-associated movies pulled from Lebanon’s cinema screens, including Wonder Woman and Justice League.



Lebanon allows Spielberg film 'The Post' after censorship threat

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:15:00 +0200

Lebanese interior minister rejects request to ban movie over director's links to Israel, saying movie 'has nothing to do with Lebanon or the conflict with the Israeli enemy.'



Aviv Geffen: 'Political reasons' behind axing from Independence Day ceremoney

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:33:00 +0200

Well-known Israeli rocker says was approached to perform 'Yoman Massah,' a song he wrote for Arik Einstein, at annual torch-lighting ceremony, but then never heard back from production; Channel 2: Minister Regev behind move.



Israelis sue New Zealanders over Lorde boycott

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:39:00 +0200

Shurat HaDin files first lawsuit under Israeli anti-boycott law against Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab, who wrote an open letter to Lorde urging her to cancel her planned show in Israel, which she did.



US refuses visa to Israeli singer set to perform at UN

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0200

Amir Benayoun's visa request to the United States refused, with embassy saying he failed to prove he 'has a strong connection to his country, which ensures his return to Israel'; Benayoun, along with David D'Or and Miri Mesika, invited to perform song in Hebrew, English and Arabic on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.



Jews must wake up, says rabbi who called Lorde a ‘bigot’

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 19:38:00 +0200

Influential American Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who placed full-page Washington Post ad against New Zealand singer over cancelled Tel Aviv concert, believes Israelis fail to understand the extent of the threat posed by BDS; instead of downplaying the boycott movement’s achievements, he says, ‘the Jewish people should take every lie being spread about them seriously.’



Israeli envoy asks to meet Lorde over cancelled show

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 12:41:00 +0200

Ambassador to New Zealand Itzhak Gerberg invites pop star to discuss 'Israel, its achievements and its role as only Middle East democracy,' calling her decision to cancel Israeli performance 'regrettable'; no comment as yet from Lorde's representatives regarding meeting.



Lorde backs out of Israeli performance

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 19:26:00 +0200

New Zealand singer Lorde caves in to pressure, joins cultural boycott on Israel; 'She doesn't deserve everything she's been through this past week,' show's production company says, referring to widespread criticism levied against 21-year-old singer; ticket purchases will be refunded.



Book on Israel's covert assassinations becomes bestseller

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:37:00 +0200

A book detailing Israel's history of covert assassinations has been at the top of bestseller lists for the past two weeks, receiving critical acclaim from some of the world's most renowned critics.



Celebrated author David Grossman wins 2018 Israel Prize

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:28:00 +0200

Prize committee writes Grossman has 'one of the deepest, most moving and most influential voices in our literature'; Grossman: 'In the world, I represent my own views. Representing the entire state is too much for me'; Bennett: 'The time has come to heal the rifts.'



Israeli singer to be cast as Roxie in Broadway's Chicago

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 13:51:00 +0200

Musical's New York producers enamored with Shiri Maimon's starring turn in Evita, offer her starring role in hit Broadway show; negotiations still ongoing, but expected to conclude favorably, sending songstress to occupy role previously played by Melanie Griffith onstage and Rene Zellweger onscreen.



Louvre displays art looted by Nazis, hopes to find owners

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:22:00 +0200

31 paintings put on display in Paris's Louvre Museum in effort to find rightful owners of art looted by Nazis during World War Two; at least 2,000 items still unclaimed, most of them taken from Jews; owners must provide proof when coming forward; 'These paintings don't belong to us. Museums often looked like predators in the past, but our goal is to return them,' says head of the museum's paintings department.



China exhibits the Israeli kibbutz

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 21:49:00 +0200

On two several and prominent location in China's sprawling port city northwest of Hong Kong, the Israeli kibbutz is put on display, educating visitors about a unique aspect of Israeli life.



Trump's Jerusalem declaration stars in caricatures

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 20:55:00 +0200

Next week's comics and cartoons festival in Migdal HaEmek will feature an art exhibit focusing on Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.



A stark Don Giovanni

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:41:00 +0200

Bravura debut performances highlight the Israel Opera’s current production of Mozart’s classic tragicomedy.



Four frugal Asian feasts

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:59:00 +0200

Review: Four restaurants boasting extensive menus that offer attractive weekly or daily deals on delicious Asian food.



Mandolin magic

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 11:25:00 +0200

Review: The Porter English Concert Lecture Series with award-winning pianist Orit Wolf presented an evening of enchanting music with mandolinist Shmuel Elbaz.



6 super pizza deals in central Israel

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:40:00 +0200

Review: One can enjoy great pizza in Israel at truly bargain prices, if you pay attention to the 'when and where.' You won’t save calories, but you will feel virtuous about spending less money.



A sensuous, whimsical Midsummer Night’s Dream

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:51:00 +0200

Review: The Israel Opera presents a world premiere production of Benjamin Britten’s opera, based on the renowned play by William Shakespeare.



The 3-2-1 Dinner for Two

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 21:36:00 +0200

Review: Brown unveils Chef Michal Levy’s winter version of the neighborhood brasserie’s evening tasting menu for two.



Ahmad Tibi: 'I will not sit alongside Miri Regev in the stands'

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 21:41:00 +0200

The Joint List MK, who happens to be a diehard supporter of the Bnei Sakhnin Israeli Arab football team, is unimpressed with Betar Jerusalem's struggles against its own racist support, looks down on Sports Minister Regev's performance and needles Israel on being overtaken by Palestine in the FIFA standings: 'Some occupy top position, others occupy another people.'



Israel-South Africa tennis match marred by pro-Palestinian rally

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:52:00 +0200

Dozens of pro-Palestinian activists wave flags, chant anti-Israeli slogans ahead of Davis Cup tennis match between Israel and South Africa; Pretoria police called to the scene; South African sports minister himself boycotted match.



Chelsea F.C. launches campaign against anti-Semitism

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0200

Chelsea players recently met Harry Spiro, an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor, and heard his painful story about the murder of his entire family by the Nazis; 'We're reminded there is still much to be done in the fight against anti-Semitism,' says owner Abramovich; captain Cahill tells Ynet: 'I feel obligated to spread Spiro’s message.'



NBA includes 'Palestinian Territory, Occupied' option in All Star voting

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 11:18:00 +0200

Voting for NBA All Star Game includes option of 'Palestinian Territory, Occupied' as user's country of origin; enraged, Sport Minister Regev writes NBA Commissioner Silver to protest, demand writing be changed; NBA removes 'Occupied' from text following day. 'Text created by third party,' NBA says; 'Israel's lands not occupied,' Regev declares.



Turkish cyclist star quits Israeli team over Jerusalem controversy

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 17:36:00 +0200

Professional Turkish cyclist Ahmet rken asks for, receives release from Israeli team to join Turkish cycling group, citing pressures on his family after President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital; 'I took the decision to not worry about my country, my family,' rken says.



Giro d'Italia fixes 'West Jerusalem' reference

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 21:33:00 +0200

After Israel threatened to drop out of hosting the famous cycling race, organizers of Giro d'Italia remove mentions of 'West Jerusalem' from its website, changing it to just 'Jerusalem'; Ministers Regev, Levin say they're 'pleased.'