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Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:01:02 +0200

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PM congratulates deaf, Jewish Academy-Award winner on award in Tel Aviv

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:56:00 +0200

The only deaf actor to win an Academy Award thus far, Marlee Matlin, is honored by the Ruderman Family Foundation Monday evening in Tel Aviv for her many years of advocacy in disability inclusion.

Jordan decides to allow Wonder Woman screening

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:05:00 +0200

After Lebanon boycotted the film and Tunisia decided to temporarily ban it over the fact that it stars Gal Gadot, an Israeli who served in the IDF, Jordanian Communications Ministry allows movie theaters to screen it.

Franco-German channel pulls anti-Semitism documentary

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:13:00 +0200

Channel ARTE is accused of biased censorship after shelving a documentary about anti-Semitism in Europe, saying it was not 'balanced' and the topic was 'very sensitive.'

'Wonder Woman' buries 'The Mummy' at box office

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 22:37:00 +0200

This year's summer blockbuster, Wonder Woman, pummels Tom Cruise's the Mummy into dust with Diana Prince's origin story and feminist heart, thanks in small part to the charm and talent of Israeli actress Gal Gadot.

Wonder Woman banned in Tunisia as well

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:36:00 +0200

After Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot was banned in Lebanon, the court in Tunisia also decides to temporarily stop screening the movie because of Israeli actress served in the IDF.

Jordan is debating whether to screen Wonder Woman

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 20:16:00 +0200

Lebanon has already boycotted the film starring Gal Gadot, and now Jordan has to make a decision; the film was transferred to the Communications Commission, which has yet to decide whether to approve the screening; campaigns against Israel exert pressure.

Rod Stewart duets with Israeli singer Rita in Tel Aviv concert

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:14:00 +0200

The roughness of the voice, his endless ability to flirt with the audience; performing in front of 20,000 fans at Yarkon Park, Rod Stewart proved that at 72, he is still at his best.

Former stone-thrower brings music to Palestinian youth

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 17:59:00 +0200

Rami Aburedwan, now a respected musician and composer, organizes musical training and performances for Palestinian youths from refugee camps, like where he grew up.

Roger Waters defends BDS, says Yorke misinterpreted his intentions

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:00:00 +0200

Roger Waters, the celebrity most identified with the boycott movement responded to Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, who said last weekend that he did not agree with a cultural boycott; according to Waters, Yorke "had misinterpreted my attempt to start a conversation."

Bryan Adams coming to Israel

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 21:16:00 +0200

The Canadian rock star, 58, will arrive in Israel on December 4 for three shows; starting price for tickets: NIS 199; Adams, who started his career with a dollar contract, has sold more than 100 million albums.

Lil Wayne to perform in Israel

Sat, 20 May 2017 22:57:00 +0200

Lil Wayne, one of the most successful rappers in the US, has announced he will hold a concert in Live Park in Rishon LeZion on August 24; tickets are to cost between 289 and 389 shekels.

Bar Refaeli to feature in duet in Aerosmith concert

Wed, 17 May 2017 14:42:00 +0200

After being featured together in a Carolina Lemke campaign, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler decides to introduce Israeli supermodel Bar Rafaeli to music, by performing surprise cover of hit single 'Crazy.'

Israel's Reading Month to include events in the periphery

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:38:00 +0200

Book fairs, children's plays, meetings with authors and musical performances to be held in 60 cities and towns across the country starting June 25 and running until July 20.

Israeli artist sheds light on refugees' plight in UN exhibition

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:44:00 +0200

To mark World Refugee Day, an exhibition that combines iron sculptures with Reuters photographs focuses on refugees and migrants around the world.

Germany's Parthenon of Books made of books burned by Nazis

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0200

Argentinean artist Marta Minujn builds exhibition in Kassel resembling the Parthenon in Athens out of over 100,000 books banned or burned by the Nazis during World War II.

Israeli author David Grossman wins Man Booker International Prize

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:23:00 +0200

Grossman is the first Israeli author to be awarded the prestigious award, beating out five other finalists, including fellow Israeli author Amos Oz; a £50,000 prize will be split between Grossman and his translator, Jessica Cohen, who announced she would donate the prize money to B'Tselem.

Europe so loves Miri Regev's dress that it won't let it go

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 13:04:00 +0200

After the culture minister shows up at Cannes in a dress depicting Jerusalem to celebrate 50 years since its reunification, the Jewish Museum in Berlin wants to display it; Regev accedes to the request.

A paratrooper's son pays a photographic tribute

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 23:18:00 +0200

Alon Wald initiates a photography exhibit spotlighting Jerusalem to mark 50 years since its reunification just meters away from where his own father was killed in the Six-Day War.

Israelis mark Yoga Day on 1,500 mats depicting the future

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:34:00 +0200

Participants relish the opportunity to spread themselves across 1,500 colorful mats printed with artwork depicting Israel's future in Rabin Square as they mark International Yoga Day.

Oratorio serves up a symphony of flavors

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:24:00 +0200

Review: The stunning Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel in Zikhron Ya’akov introduces new executive chef Gil Aviram, and gourmet food served buffet-style.

Do ask, do tell: US Embassy hangs flags for Pride

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 22:52:00 +0200

The US Embassy in Tel Aviv is adorned with Pride flags on Tuesday in preparation for the Pride parade on Friday; unlike in past years, this year a Pride flag is not hung at the building's front, next to the US flag.

The evening 'business lunch'

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 18:30:00 +0200

Review: 206 Dagim has a 20-year track record of excellence, but it never ceases to innovate; it now offers tapas on Mondays and a chef's fixed-price 'business dinner' nightly.

Oscar of cookbooks goes to a Holocaust survivors' project

Sun, 28 May 2017 19:24:00 +0200

An exciting achievement for Grandma Cooks Gourmet: the cookbook that brought together Holocaust survivors and leading chefs won two Gourmand awards, including the third place in the world's best cookbook category.

Seatara: Taste with a view

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:35:00 +0200

Review: Seatara is fine dining in the upscale Sea and Sun complex, where you come for the sunset view and stay for the gourmet food.

NFL Hall of Famers celebrate opening of Jerusalem Sports Complex

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:23:00 +0200

A sports campus named after New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is opening on the outskirts of Jerusalem, and Kraft, alongside many NFL Hall of Famers celebrated the opening on Tuesday with the city's mayor Nir Barkat and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israel's Alon Day to start in NASCAR's top series

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:08:00 +0200

Alon Day, who recently signed with BK Racing, is the first Israeli to ever start in the Monster Energy Cup Series; Day will be driving the No. 23 Camry and looks to continue success in the US.

Looks like the cleat is on the other foot: Arab countries initiate sport boycott of Qatar

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:44:00 +0200

With the diplomatic row between Arab countries and Qatar in full swing, international sport has now become another venue for the parties to fight in; Arab sporting boycotts against Qatar damage national prestige and can cause the emirate millions in revenue.

CAS to hear Palestinian FA appeal over FIFA decision

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:41:00 +0200

A petition was filed by the Palestinian Football Association with the Court of Arbitration for Sport in an attempt to annul FIFA's decision not to vote on the motion aimed at ordering the Israel Football Association to stop holding games in the West Bank.

Nearly 10,000 athletes to participate in 20th Maccabiah

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:48:00 +0200

The Maccabiah Games are less than a month away and the numbers are in—nearly 10,000 athletes, most from abroad, will participate in the Olympic-style competition for the Jewish world, set in Jerusalem to celebrate 50 years of the city's unification.

Sticking up for Israel

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 18:12:00 +0200

New Yorker Scott Neiss, 32, immigrates to Israel after a Birthright trip, introduces the indigenous American stickball game of lacrosse to the Israeli public and founds a national association for the sport.