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European Broadcasting Union Threatens to Cancel 2019 Eurovision in Israel

On Monday afternoon, PM Netanyahu is expected convene a special meeting to discuss the issue of splitting the Israeli broadcasting corporation, which has his fingerprints and choke marks on its neck.

Arab MKs Hope to Yank Eurovision Contest from Jerusalem

The Joint Arab List has announced it plans to petition the European Broadcasting Union to cancel the Eurovision Song Contest, scheduled to take place in Jerusalem.

BDS Again: European Nations Boycott Eurovision in Jerusalem

It's not yet clear how many other nations may use the supposedly non-political, musical bridge between cultural groups that Eurovision was supposed to represent since its creation in 1956.

Shakira Not Coming to Israel This Summer

Israeli media jumped the gun on their initial report.

Third Annual ‘Inspired by Israel’ Video Contest Underway

The public will be able to vote on their favorite videos online from Aug. 6 through 13. The contest offers $20,000 in cash prizes with a Grand Prize of $8,000.
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2019 Eurovision in Jerusalem On and Right After Lag B’Omer

The first two dates will present a problem in Jerusalem, seeing as they fall two days before Lag B'Omer and on Lag B'Omer.

Ringo Starr Bringing ‘More Love’ to Israel

Fans have been so enthusiastic, Starr added another show a day after his June 24 performance sold out.

Comprehensive List: Jerusalem’s Independence Day Celebrations April 18-20

This year marks the 70th anniversary of Israel's independence and the 50th anniversary of the Unification of Jerusalem. To celebrate both occasions, a variety of events will take place throughout the city from April 18 to 19, free of charge.

‘Dachau’ Video Artist Beryl Korot Explores ‘A Coded Language’ on Canvas

The works on canvas represent a period of her work in the 1980’s which is virtually unknown and are shown for the first time together in this exhibition.

Cohen of ‘Ali G’ and ‘Borat’ to Play Cohen the Israeli Spy on Netflix

The series depicts Cohen's stunning career from 1961 to 1965, when he succeeded in embedding himself into Syrian high society and rose through the ranks to become Chief Adviser to the Minister of Defense.

To Sign or Not to Sign: Jerusalem Theater Troup Brings Nazi-Era Dilemma to the...

The author of 'The Statement' forms his connection to all the characters. “I seem to have lived with these characters and shared their suffering,” he says.

Independence Day Ceremony Fight Resolved; Netanyahu to Light Torch But Won’t Deliver Speech

“Netanyahu will light a torch and will say a few words, but he will not deliver a speech,” Edelstein’s office said.

‘Wendy’s Shabbat’ Picked for Tribeca Film Festival

"This is a story of rediscovering the joys of community again in older age, and in the longing for ritual, however unorthodox it may appear."

Scarlett Johansson in Comedy about German Boy Discovering Mom Hides a Jew

The film director Taika Waititi is half Māori father, half Jewish mother, Scarlett Johansson is half Danish father, half Jewish mother.

BDS Threatening Netflix Lawsuit over Israeli Thriller ‘Fauda’

The BDS letter mentions that the series’ creators, Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff, are themselves veterans of IDF special forces, and “support the machinery of the occupation, Israeli colonialism and apartheid.”

30 Free Museums and Other Fun Places in Israel on Chol Hamoed Pesach

The sites and the museums included in the project combine contemporary Israeli culture with the history of the people and the land.

20 Dead Sea Scrolls in Major Israeli Antiquities Exhibition in Denver

The exhibition showcases some 600 artifacts unearthed in archaeological excavations in Israel, dating from the biblical period to the end of the Bar-Kokhba Revolt, including a 3-ton stone from the Western Wall.

Hollywood Star Mayim Bialik Asks to Light a Torch on Israel’s 70th Independence Day

In addition to Bialik, Ivanka Trump and Alan Dershowitz have also been suggested as candidates.

Israeli Embassy in Pretoria Gives Away Edoardo Villa ‘Junk’ Sculpture Woth Half a Million...

Villa, along with Cecil Skotnes, Cecily Sash, Giuseppe Cattaneo and Sydney Kumalo, made up the artist group “Amadlozi” (Zulu for “ancestors”) for the conscious appropriation of African sculptural traditions.

First Disneyland-Style Park with Own Nuclear Bombs Planned for Dimona

Malul insists that the World of the Jewish Nation will not feature Jewish tradition, and instead will present “life and what surrounds us with values that are not only Jewish but universal.”

Actress Amber Tamblyn Goes to War Against Hasidic Men

“This isn’t the time to attack Orthodox Jews, let’s find these specific men and deal with it that way,” one user suggested.

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