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Published: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:04:32 +0200

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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.'



Upper Nazareth names cinema for 'Wonder Woman' Gadot

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:04:00 +0200

The Gal cinema was opened in the northern Israeli city earlier this week; 'This is a message for our young people because Gal Gadot is an example of success, who has shown that dreams can be attained,' municipal spokesman says.



Lebanon bans 'The Post' over Spielberg's support for Israel

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:08:00 +0200

Steven Spielberg's new movie 'The Post' to be banned by Lebanese authorities; leaked US State Department memo previously revealed Arab League blacklisted Spielberg over support of Israel; despite ban, recent Spielberg movies have been allowed to be screened in the country.



Gal Gadot causes furor by sporting Lebanese designer's dress

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 21:08:00 +0200

Dress designed by Lebanese firm worn by Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot to National Board of Review Awards Gala causes uproar; designer's Instagram post calls Gadot 'flawless,' later deleted; is designer 'really pleased Israeli actress wears his dress?' tweeted Lebanese journalist; Gadot later won #SeeHer award for trailblazing women at Critics' Choice Awards; 'I promise I will not be silenced,' she vows.



Israeli Wonder Woman joins Golden Globes black dress protest

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:36:00 +0200

Gal Gadot and fellow actresses Allison Janney, Saoirse Ronan and Mary J. Blige will wear black dresses to Golden Globe Awards as part of anti-harassment protest.



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.



Lorde mulls cancellation of Israeli performance

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 14:41:00 +0200

New Zealand pop sensation announces she is reconsidering her planned June performance in Israel, 'speaking to many people' about it; after announcing date, Lorde faced torrent of criticism from fans calling her to cancel show.



Lorde to give regal Israeli performance

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:43:00 +0200

After being crowned youngest singer to ever hit no. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 chart and becoming one of world's biggest pop stars before turning 20, Lorde will play one concert in Tel Aviv on June 5, 2018.



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.



The Israeli artist who seeks to portray light in the midst of war

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:41:00 +0200

Iris Eshet Cohen's work, which she says reflect periods of her life and 'the glorious colors of nature around me,' will be displayed in the 'Colors of Life' exhibition at Blue Gallery in Delray Beach, Florida this month.



Seinfeld to give 2 Israeli performances on Dec. 30

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:24:00 +0200

Hugely successful standup comic behind hit show Seinfeld returns to Israel for only 2 performances in Tel Aviv's Menora Mivtachim Arena on December 30; Seinfeld previously visited Israel for 4 sold-out shows in December 2015.



New exhibit showcases 1917 British invasion of Palestine

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 20:08:00 +0200

New photography exhibit titled 'Where Balfour Meets Allenby' to open at National Library of Israel showcasing photographs taken by British troops during World War I push to reclaim Israel from Ottomans; photos depict grander moments, such as Allenby entering Jerusalem, as well as moments from their daily lives.



NY art museum to display iconic Israeli tembel hat

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 21:17:00 +0200

Israel's iconic tembel hat to appear in exhibit by NYC's Museum of Modern Art titled 'Items: Is fashion modern?', exploring clothing that has made an impact on the world in 20th, 21st centuries; NY Consul General Dayan: 'Hat's inclusion source of Israeli pride.'



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.



Alena debuts at The Norman

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:34:00 +0200

Review: Alena, the luxury boutique hotel’s rebranded brasserie specializing in Mediterranean cuisine, continues its predecessor’s tradition of culinary excellence.



Wine, cigars, cocktails, and tapas

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 18:25:00 +0200

Review: Two leading hotels—The Dan Accadia and The David Intercontinental—boast newly revamped kosher lounges that serve excellent wines, premium liquors and delicious small plates.



La Bohme opens the new Israel Opera season

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 19:03:00 +0200

Puccini’s classic opera kicks off the 2017-8 season of seven performances; La Bohme to run through December 8, while A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Benjamin Britten will be performed in January 2018 followed by Don Giovanni, Don Carlo, The Tale of Tsar Saltan, Dido and Aeneas, and Carmen.



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.'



Giro d'Italia race's 'West Jerusalem' leg raises ire

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 23:31:00 +0200

Organizers of 2018 Giro d'Italia cycling competition cause backlash after publishing that first leg of the race will take place in 'West Jerusalem,' angering right-wing government officials—among them Culture and Sports Min. Regev, Tourism Min. Levin, who are in charge of hosting competition.



Report: Israel pays € 2 million to renowned cyclist to participate in Giro d'Italia

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 21:08:00 +0200

Israel reportedly agrees to pay € 2 million to Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome so he would participate in the 2018 Giro d'Italia bicycle race scheduled to start in Israel.



Israeli wrestler wins bronze medal after Iranian told to throw match

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:36:00 +0200

Iranian wrestler Ali Reza Karimi, competing in U-23 World Championship in Poland, told to intentionally lose match by coaches to avoid meeting Israeli wrestler in next round of competition; 'My whole world came to an end. Achieving world medal is only happiness for any of us.'