Israeli actress Gal Gadot of Wonder Woman fame stars in this year’s Super Bowl advert for Israel’s Wix, one of the hottest startups; the Darom Adom Festival features mountain bike marathons, poetry readings, concerts by Israeli artists; Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler is performing at three concerts in Israel, and much more.
CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORT
Wonder woman in Super Bowl ad
Israeli actress Gal Gadot, of Wonder Woman fame, is starring in this year’s Super Bowl advert for Israel’s Wix. The ad, cost NIS 13 million to produce and over $10 million per minute to broadcast. http://www.globes.co.il/en/
Darom Adom (Red South) festival
The Darom Adom Festival, throughout February, follows the rainy season, when the ordinarily green landscape of the northern Negev is covered with a magnificent carpet of scarlet red anemones. This year the festival features mountain bike marathons, poetry readings, concerts by Israeli artists every Thursday, and much more. https://www.touristisrael.com/
Bonnie Tyler concerts in Tel Aviv
Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler, famous for “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, is performing at three concerts in Israel – Feb 4, 6 and 7.
Jerusalem’s Winter Festival
February in Jerusalem sees the annual Shaon Horef (Winter Noise) cultural festival. On each of the four Monday evenings, Jerusalem’s streets are transformed into art and music venues. Events include street theatre, night tours, dance classes and videos screened on buildings.
Australian Open runner up
Israeli tennis prodigy Yshai Oliel reached the final of the boy’s singles at the Australian Open, beating the number one seed. Oliel won the junior Orange bowl twice and last year won the boys doubles at the French Open. At last year’s US Open, he reached the semi-finals of the boys singles.
Israeli windsurfer wins youth world title
Israel’s Yoav Omer won gold in the boys’ RS:X race of the Youth Sailing World Championships, held in Auckland, New Zealand. In addition, Israel’s Ido Blik and Ofek Shalgi won silver in the 420 boys class race and Katy Spychakov won silver in the RS:X girls class race.
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