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Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:20:51 +0200
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Netflix buys Israeli thriller Fauda
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 21:39:00 +0200
The American network buys the celebrated Israeli series about an elite IDF unit in pursuit of a Hamas leader; the show will be broadcast in its original Hebrew and Arabic.
De Niro, Schwarzenegger clash over election at FIDF event
Sun, 06 Nov 2016 09:59:00 +0200
A fundraiser for the Friends of the IDF organization produced a tense incident between two of Hollywood's biggest stars; De Niro, a Clinton supporter, tried to question the former California governor about his possible support for Trump.
From Hollywood to the IDF
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 10:58:00 +0200
American actor Houston Mack decided to leave Hollywood and chase another dream of his and has now become a soldier in the IDF Paratroopers Brigade; ' I want a good future for our country. If I can contribute, it is my responsibility to do that.'
Gal Gadot: From Wonder Woman to a secret agent
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:10:00 +0200
Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who is a rising star in Hollywood, and co-star Jon Hamm sit down to talk to Ynet about their new movie 'Keeping Up With the Joneses.'
UN appoints Wonder Woman as honorary ambassador amid outcry
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:30:00 +0200
The comic book superhero, currently played by Israeli actress Gal Gadot, has been named a UN ambassador, in the hopes of inspiring girls and women the world over to 'think of all the wonder we can do'; amidst the celebrations were also those who protested the choice, saying that girls deserve better than 'a sexualized cartoon character.'
Britney Spears just may drive you crazy next summer in Israel
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:24:00 +0200
Not a girl, not yet in Israel: the iconic pop star, whose scintillating songs have been offering her legions of fans an excuse to dance for over a decade, is reportedly in talks to perform in Israel for the first time next summer; Spears has reportedly set her price at $2 million.
Eagulls to perform in Israel
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 22:07:00 +0200
The post-punk English band will be performing one night only in Tel Aviv's Barby club on February 17.
Air Supply gives out free tickets to firemen's wives
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 12:06:00 +0200
After having to postpone their concert in Haifa last week because of the fires plaguing the city, the band decides to give away 200 tickets to wives of the firefighters who worried day and night as their husbands fought the flames.
Coldplay's Chris Martin lands in Israel
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:28:00 +0200
Martin, who will be staying in a luxury hotel in Tel Aviv during his visit, is a known human rights activist and just arrived in Israel from India, where he put on a concert at the Global Citizen Festival for human rights, peace and tolerance.
Palestinians propose a variety of museums for locals
Sat, 19 Nov 2016 23:34:00 +0200
Though the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian Authority's territory in the West Bank are not very popular tourist destinations, but that doesn't stop the locals from making museums for all to enjoy.
Mike Pence attends 'Hamilton' and is treated to on stage appeal from cast
Sat, 19 Nov 2016 10:20:00 +0200
Vice President-elect Mike Pence goes to see the Broadway hit and receives an on-stage plea from cast member Brandon Dixon Burr, who plays America's third vice president; 'We truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us. All of us,' says Dixon.
Habima to travel to Kiryat Arba, fans protest
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:38:00 +0200
For the first time in its existence, the Israeli national theater will perform in the West Bank settlement; protests over the move have already started on social media.
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.
Burger King releases donut burger for Hanukkah
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:06:00 +0200
For a limited time only, Burger King restaurants throughout Israel will be serving up a donut burger called the SufganiKing to celebrate the miracle of Hannukah; the burger will cost NIS 14.90.
Arab food festival in Haifa serves up coexistence
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:30:00 +0200
Following massive fires, a coexistence food festival in Haifa is set to be held from December 7-9; festival organizer: 'they are trying to crack the beautiful coexistence that we have here, but we won’t let them.'
Not so Uniq(lo)
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 23:08:00 +0200
On Wednesdays, we wear puffer jackets; a new trend is developing amongst the country's top politicians, which was begun by Moshe Ya'alon—who doesn't even go here anymore.
13 great places to enjoy a burger in Israel
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 18:22:00 +0200
From casual to fine dining, several Israeli restaurants are increasingly taking pains to create quality hamburgers. We've reviewed some of the best there are.
Lettuce eat! BDS target foreign chefs coming to Israel
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:17:00 +0200
BDS activists attempted to convince, through intimidation and vandalism, 13 foreign chefs who were invited to Israel to take part in a culinary festival to cancel their trips and boycott Israel; 'The chefs didn't give in to threats and realized it was a cultural and not a political project.’
Eilat to receive new water park
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 13:02:00 +0200
With construction expected to begin in 2017, the city of Eilat is primed to build a new water park containing a wave pool, 25-meter water slide and shopping area; Park is meant to stimulate tourism and local job market.
Israel/Spain WC qualifier to be played in city boycotting Israel
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:11:00 +0200
The decision to hold a World Cup qualifying game between Spain and Israel in the city of Gijon has raised ire among officials in Israel due to the city passing a boycott resolution last January; 'It is unclear to us why out of all places, Spain chose the hold the game in this city.'
Mensch on the bench: Israel to play in World Baseball Classic
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 23:34:00 +0200
For the first time ever, Israel will play in the 2017 World Baseball Classic after defeating the United Kingdom in September; with players and coaches from the MLB, Israel looks to make a run in the tournament while raising awareness of baseball in Israel.
Albanian Muslim spiritual leader welcomes Israelis
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 22:10:00 +0200
After ISIS threatened to attack a World Cup qualifying match between Israel and Albania, the highest ranking Albanian Muslim religious leader welcomes Israeli athletes to his country.
Egyptian fans plot to attack Israeli coach
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 22:37:00 +0200
Egyptian national soccer team supporters planned to attack Ghana national team coach Avram Grant, who is Israeli, at a game in Alexandria in November; Security for the game, Ghana national team and Grant have been tightened in light of the report.
Kosher beefcake: Israeli wins Mr. Universe
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 20:39:00 +0200
Kobi Ifrach, 20, of Zikhron Ya'akov wins the Mr. Universe Junior Division title, the first Israeli to grab the title won four times in the past by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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