The northern port city of Acre/Akko once served as the last stronghold of the crusaders in the Holy Land 1,000 years ago, and a unique event took place at Zedekiah’s Cave (also known as King Solomon’s Quarry) in Jerusalem where Israeli pianist Gil Shohat and singer Nurit Galron played the melodies of Chopin.
By: Michael Ordman
CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORT
Acre – history meets vibrant cuisine
The northern port city of Acre/Akko once served as the last stronghold of the crusaders in the Holy Land 1,000 years ago. Today it attracts not only history buffs, but many who enjoy the old city’s culinary scene, from traditional handmade hummus to Middle Eastern fusion cuisine.
Music in a Jerusalem cave
A unique event took place at Zedekiah’s Cave (also known as King Solomon’s Quarry) in Jerusalem. Hundreds of Jerusalem residents and visitors were treated to Israeli pianist Gil Shohat and singer Nurit Galron as the melodies of Chopin reverberated from the stone walls.
Israel is the place for puppet theatre
The annual International Puppet Theatre Festival in Jerusalem is the biggest in the country. Here is an enchanting new video of the 2015 festival.
Daily Israeli TV News in English
You can now watch a daily newscast from Israel in English – a morning brief and a daily roundup. It claims to broadcast “fair, honest, real, true televised news” with “no slant, no political agenda, just the news”.
Miss Israel is full of surprises
She didn’t win Miss Universe but Avigail Alfatov (Miss Israel) has won Israel’s Youth Fencing Championship seven times and hopes to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She currently works in computer security whilst serving in the Israeli Air Force. Prior to that she was a volunteer for Akim, the charity that supports those with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Record points for Israeli hoops star
Israeli basketball star Omri Casspi scored a career best of 36 points for Sacramento Kings, including a team record nine 3-pointers. But his team still lost 122-103 to NBA champions Golden State Warriors.
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