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Published: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:18:42 +0200

Copyright: Ynet - news and content from Israel (Yedioth Ahronoth web site)

Hollywood stars welcome new year in Israel

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 20:43:00 +0200

Ministry for Public Diplomacy together with America's Voices in Israel bring stars from The Walking Dead, Dexter, Lost and Hawaii Five-0 to country; Sonequa Martin-Green: 'After this trip, I will bring back home the necessity of embracing other cultures.'

Israel’s ‘Mr. Television’ accused of sexual harassment

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 15:15:00 +0200

Several women who worked with former leading news anchor Haim Yavin complain of inappropriate behavior on his part. The complaints follow a controversial interview in which he told Yedioth Ahronoth, ‘In the past, if you grabbed a woman’s behind, she would slap you in the face. Today, they run to a lawyer’; Yavin denies all allegations.

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.'

Award to actor suspected of sexual harassment sparks controversy

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:58:00 +0200

Moshe Ivgy, accused by several women of sexual harassment, won the award for best actor at the Haifa Film festival, causing anger in many people who believe the festival's decision to be inappropriate.

Rod Stewart to return to Israel in June

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:22:00 +0200

The successful musician with a career spanning half a century will perform in Israel for the third time on June 14th in Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park.

Robbie Williams to perform in Israel

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:51:00 +0200

For the second time in as many years, Robbie Williams is set to perform in Israel at Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park in September.

George Michael dies, fans and charities mourn his passing

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 22:45:00 +0200

His music touched the souls of fans the world over, but after his death, it is George Michael's quiet charity work that shines a light on his modest spirit; 'Your songs have always greatly inspired me,' Israeli singer Eyal Golan writes in his eulogy, promising that they 'will continue to be the soundtrack to my life.'

ADL condemns anti-Semitic Lupe Fiasco freestyle lyrics

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 09:17:00 +0200

Hip-hop may have saved his life, but Lupe Fiasco is causing a stir by using anti-Semitic tropes against Jewish record executives in his latest freestyle.

Jingle Bells—It sounds better in Yiddish

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 23:35:00 +0200

The YidLife Crisis team release a parody Chrismukkah album teaser with Yiddish-language carols like Yingl Belz and Little Drummer Boychik.

Justin Bieber sets date for Israel concert

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:18:00 +0200

After announcing plans last month to return to Israel for the second in five years, the pop idol has reserved May 3, 2017 on his calendar for a performance in Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park.

National library acquires famed Judaica collection

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:26:00 +0200

The Valmadonna Trust Library, considered the world's greatest private collection of Hebrew books and manuscripts, contains some 10,000 items; they'll be coming to Jerusalem.

Jerusalem to get $50 million arts center

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:07:00 +0200

The new 2.5-dunam arts center will serve as the home of the city's leading arts venues and is part of a project to turn Jerusalem into a world capital of culture; campus is expected to open in 2020.

Controversy, threats around student's art: 'God is dead'

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:48:00 +0200

A Haifa University student submitted to her class a Muslim prayer rug with writing, which she explains as a commentary on ISIS; she receives death threats; university supports her right to freedom of expression.

Bezalel students re-hang Netanyahu-noose posters

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 21:23:00 +0200

Art students in Jerusalem protest what they consider to be an infringement on their freedom of expression; unknown artist at Shenkar College hangs work of PM with Hitler mustache.

Bezalel student questioned for 'Netanyahu with noose' poster

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 23:22:00 +0200

Attorney general calls for the investigation of student who put up poster of Prime Minister Netanyahu with a noose; after being released, student's attorney refutes any question of incitement, saying poster was a class assignment; a second, nude painting of Netanyahu was put up in Bezalel one day later in protest of the supposed attempt to limit freedom of expression.

Netanyahu roped into artistic protest

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 21:20:00 +0200

An anonymous student at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem hung a controversial poster in the hallway; politicians condemn it as inciting to violence; Bezalel says it was not publicly displayed and part of professional discourse.

A culinary oasis

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:38:00 +0200

Review: Chef Rima Olvera and her team whisk diners to globe-spanning gastronomic destinations, from the comfort of her beautiful restaurant.

Come for the view, stay for the food

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 16:07:00 +0200

Review: The Mamilla Hotel’s Rooftop Restaurant boasts spectacular views of Jerusalem’s Old City, and gourmet food prepared by Chef Koby Bachar.

Come in early for an 'Early Day' at 223

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:15:00 +0200

New Israeli cocktail is in the running to be the next Bacardi Legacy; called 'Early Days,' barman Omri Blutstein mixes this rum based cocktail using a combination of fruit juices and his own home made Earl Gray vanilla syrup. It’s hard to just have one.

Moroccan soul food at Ewa Safi

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 12:26:00 +0200

Review: When it comes to ethnic cuisine, this new, upscale incarnation of a popular Moroccan eatery at the Tel Aviv central bus station retains the authenticity of the original.

Pass GO, collect NIS 200: Monopoly comes to Jerusalem

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 14:54:00 +0200

Players of the new board game could buy the Biblical Zoo, the Western Wall and the Knesset, and donate NIS 150 on their way to the Kotel; game draws criticism as it doesn't feature non-Jewish sites.

Israel: The land of milk, honey and whisky

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:00:00 +0200

Following the recent trend of successful microbreweries, Tel Aviv's Milk and Honey Distillery brings the tradition of single malt whisky to Israel and adds a touch of the Holy Land.

17-year-old Israeli wins Africa Eco Race

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:15:00 +0200

The young Israeli shocked the racing world by winning one of the most challenging races in the world; 'I wasn't thinking about winning at all. It's going to take me a while to digest it all.'

Jewish-American pros look to boost baseball in Israel

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:41:00 +0200

Israel, with the lowest ranked team in the showcase tournament, is taking advantage of a rule that allows anybody eligible for citizenship to play for that country and is recruiting athletes from abroad with at least one Jewish grandparent.

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.