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Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:08:13 +0200

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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.



A pregnant Natalie Portman thanks her Israeli fans for their support

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:08:00 +0200

The Jerusalem-born national treasure is in Toronto for the international film festival, and she spoke with Ynet on her feelings on the one big family that is Israeli culture.



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.



Israeli animators win prestigious award in New York

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 22:42:00 +0200

Gal Haklay and Shulamit Tager won first place in the original design category for their animated film Scapegoat, chosen from a total of 100 films competing for awards at Animation Block Party.



Several Israeli filmmakers to be screened in Toronto Film Festival

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 21:30:00 +0200

The festival's lineup will deal with various aspects and narratives in Israeli society, and feature such Israeli film directors as Avi Nesher, Yosef Cedar, Emil Ben-Shimon, Maya Zinstein and Or Sinai.



Singer Bonnie Tyler to perform two concerts in Israel next year

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 14:48:00 +0200

The 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' singer will perform in Tel Aviv's Hangar 11 and Culture Palace on February 6 and 7, 2017; ticket prices range between NIS 199-NIS 499.



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.



No need to be lonely: Ricky Martin is here in Israel

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:08:00 +0200

Before his Israeli premiere performance on Wednesday night, Ricky Martin has arrived with his two sons at Ben Gurion Airport.



Queen rocks it out in Tel Aviv

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 22:12:00 +0200

Israeli fans enjoy the classic tunes blasted out by the rock band Queen, with Adam Lambert stepping in to fill Freddie Mercury's shoes; band covered by famous Israeli singer and songwriter Arkadi Duchin.



Queen, Adam Lambert land in Israel ahead of Tel Aviv concert

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:36:00 +0200

Ahead of their gig at Yarkon Park on Monday night, the British band and American singer went to dinner in Herzliya; the setlist will include some of the band's all time greatest hits, as well as some of Lambert's songs.



Sophia Loren, Matisyahu and Peter Murphy to perform in Israel

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 21:33:00 +0200

A mixed bag of an iconic siren, feel-good troubadour and alternative rebel are slated to come to Israel; they are silver screen goddess Sophia Loren, fusion singer Matisyahu and former Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy, all of whom are planning on putting on a show for their devoted fans



Israeli artist to present Trump and Clinton paintings in US exhibit

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:54:00 +0200

Artist Efrat Ilan's portraits of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the only pieces of artwork produced by an Israeli to be selected for the Florida exhibit.



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.'



Opera comes back to the park

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:44:00 +0200

After a hiatus of several years, the Israeli opera is coming back to Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park with performances free to the general public. September 15th will see Giacomo Puccini's famous Madame Butterfly, with modern enhancements.



From Russia with love: The 'Israeli exhibition' in Moscow

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 15:10:00 +0200

A cooperative project between the Israeli Ministry of Tourism in Moscow and National Geographic will see the display in Moscow of photos of Israel depicting the country's finest light; 'The people thank us for bringing the Israeli sun here. They say they want to visit Israel.'



Tel-Avivi, a city portrait

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 23:45:00 +0200

In pictures: In honor of summer's end, Ido Biran presents an urban portrait of Tel Aviv and its beaches two years in the making. Photographing Tel Aviv and its dynamic landscapes and people from various positions, Biran presents a unique view of Tel Aviv summer life; 'Tel Aviv without a beach is an entirely different city.'



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.



Israeli Wine Wednesday loosens up millennials to donate

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 11:45:00 +0200

A popular Israeli fundraising event is going to be held around the world for the first time on Wednesday, September 14th; participants bring a bottle of wine, make a donation for a local charity, and mingle; events will be held around the planet on five continents - from Mongolia to the US.



Meet Mr. and Mrs. Lee, a love story

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:02:00 +0200

Review: The sister restaurant of the acclaimed Blue Rooster is an inviting, mostly outdoor place serving good pan-Asian cuisine.



The flavors of Japan and India in Tel Aviv

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:57:00 +0200

Review: Although they are neighbors in downtown Tel Aviv, the Japanese TYO and Indian Ma Pau are opposites not only with regard to the geographical locations of the cuisines they represent--the former is fine dining, while the latter is casual; but both are on top of their game.



A Song of Fire Island and Ice

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:11:00 +0200

What happens in the grotto stays in the grotto: Several same-sex Humboldt penguin couples have been enjoying the sun and splashing around away from media scrutiny in the Kiryat Motzkin Zoo; their community has reportedly embraced their alternative lifestyle and treats their orientation as a non-issue.



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.



Iranian cyclist dies after crash in Paralympics road race

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 09:46:00 +0200

Iranian flag was lowered to half-staff in the Paralympic Village after 48-year-old Bahman Golbarnezhad suffers cardiac arrest on way to the hospital; cause of crash is unclear, being investigated.



Inbal Pezaro wins bronze in 200 meter individual medley

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:11:00 +0200

Israeli Paralympic swimmer wins her first Rio medal after coming in third in the 200 meter individual medley with a time of 3.37.62; This bronze medal marks the ninth overall Paralympic medal Pezaro has won.



Israeli Paralympian Doron Shaziri wins bronze in shooting

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 22:45:00 +0200

The accomplished sharpshooter, who has won seven Paralympic medals in the past, is the second Israeli athlete to medal in the Rio 2016 Games so far; 'I know that I'm still missing gold in my career, as long as I have the strength I'll go on.'