Tag Archive for Israeli culture

To Roger Waters’ ire, Bon Jovi returns to Israel for 2019 concert

Legendary rock star Jon Bon Jovi returns to Israel and will play in Tel Aviv once again to the chagrin of the notorious BDS stooge & musician, Roger Waters.

By Elad Benari

 

Bon Jovi will perform in Israel next summer, Haaretz reported on Tuesday.

The planned date for the performance, July 25, 2019, was revealed by accident in a newsletter the American rock band sent to fans. It will take place at the Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv, according to the report.

Bon Jovi performs Live In Tel Aviv Israel, 03-10-2015 – Screenshot: YouTube

It will cost some $2.4 million to bring the group to Israel, according to the Channel 12 TV entertainment show “Good Night with Guy Pines.”

The performance will mark the second time that Bon Jovi has performed in Israel in recent years. Continue Reading »

Hollywood execs stand with NETFLIX over BDS attack on Israeli TV series

Having received multiple threats by the anti-Israel group BDS, 50 Hollywood executives pen letter of support, “We stand behind… Netflix in the face of this blatant attempt at artistic censorship.”

By REUTERS

 

LOS ANGELES – More than 50 Hollywood executives have thrown their support behind Netflix, which is facing a campaign by a Palestinian-led movement to drop Israeli television series “Fauda” from its streaming platform.

In a letter on Tuesday to Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, the executives from record labels and Hollywood talent agencies called the move by the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement a “blatant attempt at artistic censorship.”

“Fauda” is an Israeli-made television thriller set in the West Bank about an Israeli undercover agent who comes out of retirement to hunt for a Palestinian militant. Continue Reading »

#BDSfail: Tel Aviv in London festival begins Sept. 8th

The four-day extravaganza will take place across the city as Londoners get a sense of day-to-day life in Tel Aviv, including a “beach party,” performing Israeli artists, and samples from the Israeli culinary scene.

By NOA AMOUYAL

 

LONDON – As the “TLV in LDN” gala kicks off in London on Friday, Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan, Ambassador to UK Mark Regev and philanthropist Marc Worth all expressed hope that the event will show the true face of Israel to the British public.

Amit Duvdevani, Gilad Erdan, Shaul Ben Aderet and Dana International.(Left to right). – Photo: SHAHAR AZRAN

“We want to show all the good stuff that is coming out of Israel and Tel Aviv,” said Worth, a major player in London’s Jewish community and co-founder of WGSN (formerly the World Global Style Network), a trend forecasting company. Continue Reading »

Rocket Man rocked Tel Aviv…for two and a half hours

 

view videoAt 69, Elton John rocked Tel Aviv in a 2 and a half hour performance that kept his fan of all ages greatly satisfied.

By AMY SPIRO

 

Fans of all ages were happy to let the sun go down in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on Thursday night, as veteran rocker Elton John took the stage to perform for close to 40,000 fans.

Elton John

British singer Elton John performs during a concert in Tel Aviv June 17, 2010. – Photo: REUTERS

The rocket man did not disappoint, churning out his biggest hits alongside his new music without his powerful baritone faltering for even a moment. Continue Reading »

#BDSfail: Louis CK will perform his comedy act in Jerusalem

 

The int’ly renowned stand-up comedian & movie personality will be coming to perform his routine in Israel, on 18th of August, at the Payis Arena in the capital, for one night only, so get your tickets now!

By Raz Shechn

 

It’s not a rumor anymore; Louis CK will perform in Israel on August 18 at the Payis Arena in Jerusalem, with tickets already on sale.

Louis CK is a groundbreaking and revolutionary comedian. He both writes for and stars in the wildly successful show Louie, which has raised the bar and set new standards for sitcoms across the board. Continue Reading »

Likud MK Establishes Medical Marijuana Lobby at Israel’s Knesset

 

By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH

 

A Knesset loby for the use of medical cannabis has been established with Likud MK Sharren Haskel at its head, it was announced on Thursday. “It has become accepted that medical cannabis has significant health benefits and an important place in the development of the world of medicine,” Haskel said, “but there are many impediments to its use. The trend is to limit this development, even tough there are many seriously ill patients who need it.”

A licensed grower inspects medical marijuana plants in one of the greenhouses used to grow the drug in Israel

Israel is considered a leader in cannabis research for medical uses. Continue Reading »

After BDS threats, 4 festival participants say they fear for their lives

 

International musicians due to perform at ‘Titans of Metal’ festival in Israel next month admitted to producers they fear for their lives after receiving BDS threats.

Ami Friedman

 

Any Israeli producer who wants to bring an artist over to the Holy Land can anticipate in advance the responses from pro-Palestinian organizations asking the artist to change their mind and cancel their visit. When a big name is involved, there’s a good chance they’ll get an email from Roger Waters himself, asking that they forgo the planned performance and join the cultural boycott of Israel, led by the BDS movement. Continue Reading »

UPDATED: Palestinian Woman Crowned Israel’s Miss Fitness

 

view videoWATCH: At age 27, the young Jerusalemite, defied the traditional expectations to become the first Palestinian woman to compete in a bodybuilding competition…and win!

By i24news

 

Anoush Belian holds the title of Israel’s Miss Fitness 2015. Not only is she the first Palestinian to win the Israeli competition, but she is also the first Palestinian woman to choose to compete in a bodybuilding competition.

Anoush Belian

Up to a year ago, Belian led a completely normal life. She studied English at the Armenian School in Jerusalem and worked in various fields, including teaching English. But last year, at age 27, the young East Jerusalemite decided it was time for a challenge. Continue Reading »

WOW: 12 Breathtaking Israeli homes you wish you owned

Be it in a 10-story resort building on Tel Aviv’s promenade, a villa nearly touching the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City or an apartment overlooking the Haifa Bay, here are a dozen houses across Israel that will simply take your breath away.   

By Xnet reporters

 

Ultra-modern minimalism, cozy luxury, and astounding views – these are a dozen of the most architecturally striking homes in Israel. 

The Galilee house

This house overlooks the Hula Valley, the Golan mountains and Mount Hermon, but its planning and design are far from “rural” and are unusual in their modernism compared to the other large buildings in the area. Continue Reading »

Story of rescued cats from Gaza, Tzuk & Eitan, becomes new children’s book

 

The IDF soldier that rescued Tzuk & Eitan from the battle-field in Gaza during last year’s Operation Protective Edge, is the protagonist of a new optimistic and colorful children’s book.

By Matan Tzuri

 

Meet the kittens Tzuk and Eitan, who were born in Gaza, found a home in Israel after Operation Protective Edge (“Tzuk Eitan” in Hebrew) and are now starring in a new children’s book.

Matan Meshi – Photo: Dana Kopel

The cats, one white and the other ginger, were rescued from the fighting zone by one IDF soldier during Protective Edge. Their story has now been made into a children’s book written by Nurit Sternberg. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Heartwarming Israeli commercial goes viral

view videoWith Ashton Kutcher’s seal of approval this Super-Pharm commercial is generating a lot of buzz with over 4.7 million views and counting.

By Ynet

 

An Israeli commercial for razors has gone viral, garnering 4.7 million views and creating a buzz on major websites like Buzzfeed, Huffington Post and the Daily Mail.

YouTube Screenshot

YouTube Screenshot

The commercial for Super-Pharm’s “Life” razors shows a man shaving his beard for the first time in 14 years, and his family members having a hard time recognizing him after his transformation.

On Friday, famous American actor Ashton Kutcher posted a link to the commercial to his 17 million Facebook followers. Continue Reading »

Israel’s police chief says ‘Time has come to re-examine marijuana prohibition’

 

The Israeli government and police should reexamine their policies on the use of cannabis and study how other countries are dealing with the matter, National Police Chief Yohanan Danino said Wednesday.

National Police Chief Yochanan Danino – Photo: Marc Israel Sellem

“I think the time has come for the Israel police, together with the state, to re-examine their stance on Cannabis. I think we must sit and study what’s happening around the world [with Cannabis].”

Speaking to high school students in Beit Shemesh Wednesday, Danino also said he is aware of the fact that Cannabis “has become an issue that is much more a part of the public debate than it was in the past and more citizens are asking that the use of Cannabis be legalized”. Continue Reading »

$10 million Donated to Tel Aviv University

American filmmaker Steve Tisch, and a co-owner of the NY Giants Football team, has just donated $10 million to TAU’s Department of Film & Television.

By Moshe Cohen

 

Steve Tisch, a world-renowned filmmaker and a co-owner of the New York Football Giants, has donated $10 million to Tel Aviv University’s Department of Film and Television. The donation comes amidst a boom in the Israeli film and television industry – with much of it driven by TAU alumni – and will help fuel its continued growth across the globe, a spokesperson for Tisch said. With the expansion, the prestigious department will become a full school named “The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television” at Tel Aviv University. Continue Reading »

WATCH: See What American Youth Think of Israel’s Bamba, Bissli & Crembo

Buzz Feed video clip presentation amusingly shows American youth tasting & critiquing  popular Israeli snack products.

 

Following their previous hits, “The Jewish Food Taste Test,” and “Hannukah Explained by Christians,” the BuzzFeed staff struck once again, poking fun at Israeli foods this time, with their latest video sensation: “Americans Try Israeli Snacks.”

Milky
The three minute segment features American twenty-somethings taste-testing and reviewing typical Israeli snacks such as Milky pudding, Bamba, Bissli, Crembo, and Pesek Zman.

Most of the reviewed foods got positive marks, with a comical twist–in typical BuzzFeed fashion.

Stardavid3_biggerThe brave tasters all marveled over Elite’s milk chocolate bar with popping candies, bewildered by the chocolate treat’s tendency to “crackle in your mouth!”; One reviewer was reminiscent of Harry Potter eating the treat, saying “Fred and George Weasley would totally think of something like this.”

Bamba was received with some hesitation, as some were disappointed to be greeted with a peanut-buttery flavor as opposed to the cheesey cheetoh flavor they expected, a result of the two snack’s similar appearance. Continue Reading »

Report: Israeli teens unequaled in use of technology

Despite being consumed by technology with about 90% of those between 13-18 that use WhatsApp, the report also finds the number of teenagers who  volunteer for community projects on a regular basis climbed from 17.8% in 2004 to 46.4% in 2011.
• Number of underage drinking has decreased.

By Yael Branovsky