Comedian Jerry Seinfeld kicked off the first of four sold-out performances in Tel Aviv in front of more than 11,000 fans at a packed basketball stadium, and Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a new, multi-sensory installation at the Tel Aviv Port.
By: Michael Ordman
CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORT
Seinfeld makes Tel Aviv laugh
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld kicked off the first of four sold-out performances in Tel Aviv in front of more than 11,000 fans at a packed basketball stadium. One of his lines was that “Israelis have two answers to any question: “no problem” or “that’s impossible”.
Open a door to Israel
Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a new, multi-sensory installation at the Tel Aviv Port. “Open a Door to Israel” comprises nine giant screens, shaped as doors, which visitors open to learn about Israel’s heritage, music scene, family life, education and innovation. See it before the exhibit moves to Rome in January, followed by Germany, France, Russia, South Korea, Japan, China and the US.
Playing it by the book
Thanks to Scott Richman of AJC Live for these two interviews. The first is with Seth M Siegel, author of “Let There Be Water – Israel’s solution for a water-starved world” and the second is with Dr. Alon Gratch, author of “The Israeli Mind – How the Israeli National Character Shapes Our World.”
Gas station restaurants
Israeli gas stations have had a facelift recently. Many have added restaurants, serving high-quality food. Kosher ones include Nero Express (Gan Hatsafon), Minato (Caesarea), Ella Patisserie (Nahal Alexander) and Just Hummus (Katzrin).
50 million downloads of Pirate Kings
The Pirate Kings mobile game from Israel’s Jelly Button Games has generated more than 50 million downloads since 2012, even though it hasn’t been aggressively marketed on a global basis yet.
Israeli swimmers win medals at Euro championships in Israel
Israelis won three medals at the 2015 European Short Course Swimming Championships at the Wingate Institute in Netanya. Yakov Toumarkin came second in both the 200m backstroke and 100m medley. Gal Nevo came 3rd in the 400m medley.
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