To the indignation of BDS activists who seek to isolate the Jewish State culturally, Israel’s Bible Lands Museum is sending four ancient artifacts to the Louvre for a new exhibition in May, entitled: “Forgotten Kingdoms: From the Hittite Empire to the Arameans.”
By Yossi Aloni
The Louvre is about to open a new exhibition in May, entitled: “Forgotten Kingdoms: From the Hittite Empire to the Arameans.” Among the artifacts on display will be four rare pieces from the Bible Lands Museum’s permanent exhibition, which have been lent to the Louvre through a long and complex process of conservation and approval, which involved many staff people from both museums. Continue Reading »
In what may be Steven Tyler’s final tour as lead singer, the legendary rock band, Aerosmith will perform once again at Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park.
By Raz Shechnik
Aerosmith, one of the most successful rock bands in history, has closed on a deal to perform at Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park in May 2017, in what may be the last tour of lead singer Steven Tyler’s career as lead singer of the band.
As reported by Ran Boker and Ami Friedman of Ynet’s sister publication Yedioth Ahronoth, Aerosmith has been in advanced talks in recent months with Israeli producers.
Aerosmith Live in Buenos Aires Elby 2007 – Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The final contract was signed in the last few days and an official announcement on ticket sales is expected in the coming days. Continue Reading »
Australian singer Sia, American rapper Pharrell Williams and the electronic duo the Chemical brothers have all announced they will be performing in Israel, not to mention pop sensation Rihanna, has expressed a desire to return.
By Raz Shechnik and Amit Friedman
The summer of 2016 is shaping up in terms of musical acts, as performer upon performer begin sending out official confirmations of their shows in Israel.
Sia performing at South by South West in 2008. – Photo: Kris Krug/Wikipedia
First among equals is the Australian Sia, who is due to perform on August 11 at Yarkon Park. Continue Reading »
WATCH VIDEO CLIPS: • May 2: South African duo Die Antwoord will play in Rishon. • June 8: Alice Cooper will rock out at Bloomfield Stadium. • June 8: Indie band Real Estate will perform in Tel Aviv. • August 10: Metal band Symphony X will play in Tel Aviv.
By Ami Friedman
There’ll be something for everyone this summer as heavy rock icon Alice Cooper, progressive metal band Symphony X, the rap-rave duo Die Antwoord and rock band Real Estate have all recently announced concerts in Israel.
The first to visit the Holy Land is the New Jersey indie band Real Estate, who will perform at the Barby club in Tel Aviv on May 25. Continue Reading »
To perform in Israel, there’s plenty ofobstacles for international artists and bands coming to Israel, including the cancellations of scheduled concerts due to security concerns.
By Ami Friedman
It’s not easy being a music lover in Israel. When the next conflict, or even war, could be just around the corner, the status of an expected concert can be confusing amidst a maelstrom of different reports, rumors, confirmations, and cancellations.
Even though the past summer was relatively quiet, with the current wave of violence seemingly waiting for Kanye West and Bon Jovi to get off stage before fully erupting, Israeli concert producers don’t exactly have it easy during times of calm either. Continue Reading »
Capital’s ultra-Orthodox Jews throw stones at police & smash windows, protesting opening of new multiplex movie theater that operates on Shabbat.
Hundreds of Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jews took to the streets of Jerusalem on Friday evening to protest the opening of a new cinema multiplex that will be open on the Jewish Sabbath.
Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews demonstrate in Jerusalem against cinema opening on Shabbat, Friday August 14
The demonstrators threw stones at police and smashed windows to protest the opening of the “Yes Planet” multiplex cinema complex.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem and throughout Israel often protest against businesses or roads being open during the Jewish Sabbath in their areas as they see this as a desecration of the holy day. Continue Reading »
This year’s Miss Israel, Mor Maman, will be proudly displaying the Star of David on her dress during this year’s Miss World beauty pageant.
By David Lazarus
Miss Israel is representing her native country in the international Miss World beauty pageant adorned in a patriotic blue and white gown featuring the Star of David.
Mor Maman, the current Miss Israel – Photo: ynet.co.il
Mor Maman, the current Miss Israel, is highlighting her pride in her native land of Israel. The bold decision by Miss Maman to appear in a dress depicting the symbol of the State of Israel is intended to make a clear statement to the international community: Israel is alive, well and here to stay!
Ever wondered where in the Mideast you should go for the perfect Manhattan or the dirtiest Dirty Martini? It turns out that the region’s best bar is hidden away in a small, unassuming hotel in Tel Aviv.
Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar. – Photo: Courtesy
On Thursday, the Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar in the Imperial Hotel on the city’s Hayarkon Street, was voted the Best Bar in Africa and The Middle East at the World’s 50 Best Bar Awards. Continue Reading »
Superstar Lady Gaga gushes over Israel’s ‘beautiful energy’, saying ‘world view of Israel is just not reality.’
By Moshe Cohen
Pop singer Lady Gaga was a fan of Israel before she performed here several weeks ago – and she’s an even bigger fan now, she told the Independent newspaper in London last weekend. Commenting on her recent show, Gaga said that “Tel Aviv was magnificent. The world view of Israel is just not reality. It’s in a beautiful place, the people are in good spirits.”
“I had a very emotional show with those fans. It was wonderful,” she added.
Gaga has been chatting up Israel in several recent interviews, as she continues performing on her European tour. Continue Reading »
Israel’s European winning streak in 2014 advances team to 19th place worldwide in int’l baseball rankings, above South Africa and Great Britain.
Israel has moved up in the most recent International Baseball Federation (IBAF) men’s world rankings, Israeli daily Haaretz reported on Friday.
Israel’s baseball team – Maccabiah/Facebook
Israel is now ranked 19th in the world, surpassing several notable countries such as Nicaragua, South Africa and Great Britain.
In order to compile its list of rankings, the IBAF relies on several criteria including results from 2014 baseball events. According to Haaretz, Israel managed to improve its ranking this year due to winning the European Championship C-Pool tournament in Slovenia in July, winning second place in the PONY tournament in Prague, and winning second and third places in the Tuscany Series baseball tournaments in Italy.
If Lady Gaga lives for “Applause,” as she sings, then she got one hell of a life force coming from the crowd in Tel Aviv Saturday night – and the pop star certainly reciprocated.
Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett Israel Concert, 13 Sept 2014, ArtRAVE Live – YouTube Screenshot
An adrenaline shot laced with Gaga’s brand of insanity and sex appeal was exactly what Israel’s “non-stop city” needed, in the first major concert by an international act after a summer in which rockets from Gaza forced it to take a couple of naps and cancel performances by acts like Neil Young, the Backstreet Boys, and Lana del Rey. Continue Reading »
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