The annual Israeli-Ethiopian Arts Festival will bring sunshine to a chilly Jerusalem; Guns ‘n Roses are coming back; hit Israeli TV series “Fauda” will soon be available for streaming on Netflix, and much more.
The co-creator of Friends, Marta Kauffman, is turning hit Israeli TV drama series ‘Shtisel’, into ‘Emmis’ and setting it in Brooklyn, USA; The Social and Environmental Hub at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens is unique, and much more.
Israel21c has produced a compilation of uniquely Israeli things to enjoy at this time of year; The 20th Icon Festival for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Role-Playing took place in Tel Aviv on 18-20 October, and much more.
Israeli basketball fans danced with former New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire during a practice open to the public; The annual Tamar Festival (Oct 17-20) near the Dead Sea is one of Israel’s largest music festivals, and much more.
The Pirate Kings mobile game from Israel’s Jelly Button Games is now one of the most popular smartphone games; Morrissey, the former front man for British rockers “The Smiths” was in fine form at the sold-out Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv, and much more.
Tourists can go from Israel’s holy sites through to experiencing floating in the Dead Sea, skiing, Tel Aviv, wineries, bars, hiking, the desert, the beaches, Masada and so much more; Israeli Judoka Olympic bronze medalist Yarden Gerbi auctioned her signed Olympic uniform nametag, and much more.
From Biblical times until today, the Judean Hills near Jerusalem has been the home of some of the region’s finest vineyards; Despite BDS pressure, singer and guitarist Carlos Santana is looking forward to his Tel Aviv concert on 30th July, and much more.
Genesis Prize-winner Itzhak Perlman has said he will donate his $1m prize money to music education and helping people with disabilities; Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren was in Israel to host the Genesis Prize, and much more.
The first visit to Israel of the rock band Queen will be on Sep 12 at Tel Aviv’s Park Hayarkon; In a rare event, what is believed to be a 10-meter baby fin whale has been spotted just 20 meters off the Israeli coast near Caesarea, and much more.
The beautiful show that conquered Europe and USA is coming to Israel for the 1st time; Verdi’s Rigoletto is being staged at the grand Sultan’s Pool, against the backdrop of Jerusalem’s iconic Old City walls, and much more.
Superstar Elton John rocked 40,000 ecstatic fans at Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park; Or Sinai, graduate of the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem, won first place in the student short film category in Cannes for her short film “Anna”, and much more.
Israeli race car driver Roy Nissany finished in second place in the Formula One world V8 3.5 Series championship; 18-year-old Israeli skater Daniel Samohin wowed judges and the audience alike at the 2016 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, and much more.
Legendary American singer songwriter, Barry Manilow is to perform his first ever concert in Israel in June, and Israel’s Aspaklaria theater troupe, has opened a new branch in Toronto, Canada, and much more.
The BBC is broadcasting “The A-Word” – a drama about a family with an autistic son – after buying the format from Israel’s Keshet International, and Israel attracts about 500 million birds annually, prompting the government to feed 8 tons of corn to thousands of cranes every day.
High peaks, rivers and streams, breathtaking landscapes and evergreen forests make the Upper Galilee particularly attractive to hikers, and Israeli women won two gold medals at the World Ju-Jitsu Under 21 Championship in Spain.
Eilat – Israel’s most southern spot – provided the perfect venue for the RS:X World Windsurfing Championships and RS:X Under 21 Windsurfing Championships, and Israeli concept artist Eyal Gever is working with NASA to produce a digital representation of a human laugh.
Coldplay’s “Hymn for the weekend”, starring Beyonce, was filmed in Mumbai. The design, animation and additional visual elements were done in Israel, and one of this year’s most talked about gowns is an Israeli-designed dress worn by Beyoncé.
Australian psychedelic/indie-rock band, Tame Impala will be heading to Tel Aviv for their first ever Israeli concert, and the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel’s national school of art, was established on 16th Jan 1906 with just thirty European art students.
US legendary singer, composer, actor and TV star Pat Boone will perform at Tel Aviv’s Mann Auditorium on March 1, 2016, and Chris Norman, legendary front man of the British rock band Smokie, is to perform at the Mann Auditorium on March 30th.
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 in Jerusalem where Israeli pianist Gil Shohat and singer Nurit Galron played the melodies of Chopin.
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.
Superstar Elton John has announced that he is returning to Israel in May 2016 to perform a concert in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park, and famous violinist, 70-year-old Itzhak Perlman, is the fourth Israeli to be awarded the US Medal of Freedom - America's highest civilian honor.
British-American hard rock band Foreigner will perform at the Caesarea Amphitheater on June 14, and fallow deer have just been released into the wild of the Carmel Forest in an encouraging sign that the nature reserve is recuperating from a devastating fire in 2010.
Helen Mirren says her time working at an Israeli kibbutz shortly after the 1967 Six Day War helped make her the actress she is, and Israel’s Adi Deutch lost his leg from a Lebanon landmine blast, but ran the NYC marathon.
Ben-Gurion University’s student Formula One racing team is the first ever Israeli team to place in the top 10 at the Formula SAE, and a new documentary in the US will tell the remarkable story of the medical device industry in Israel and will list life-saving tools Israel has invented.
“Cycling Academy” is the first Israeli team to enter America’s top cycling event - the USA Pro Challenge - America’s equivalent of the Tour de France. Israeli members of the 5 Club, Israel’s largest antique car club, meet often to show off their classic cars.