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Good News Israel presents Backstreet boys came back; Israel Day in Central Park and much more.

By: Michael Ordman



Germany funds Tel Aviv Bauhaus restoration

Germany is to donate 2.5 million Euros for the preservation and restoration of Tel Aviv’s famous “white city” – a UNESCO World Heritage site. The buildings, built in the German Bauhaus style, were designed mostly by German Jews who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s.

Israel Day in Central Park

The annual Israel Day free concert takes place on May 31 in Central Park New York. It will feature British rocker Alex Clare, Israel’s Gad Elbaz, Lipa Schmeltzer, Mati Shrika, Avraham Rosenblum and the Shloime Dachs Orchestra and Singers.

Backstreet boys came back

The Backstreet boys cancelled their planned Israel concert last summer due to the fighting in Gaza, but made good on their promise to return. They performed three shows at the Ra’anana Amphitheatre. All 20,000 tickets for each concert were sold out.

Dionne Warwick melts hearts in Tel Aviv

Over 5,000 fans were wooed and soothed by renowned Dionne Warwick’s singular performance at the Menorah Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv on 19th May, which left the audience with goose bumps. And she did “Say a little prayer for you”.

Britpop group Suede

Another musical icon is coming to Israel: English alternative rock band Suede, which will perform at the Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv on July 30. This will be the group’s fifth performance in Israel; their last performance in the country was in 2011.

TV rots your brain, but…

After Israeli executive Sarit Fishbaine watched a TV medical soap, she decided to get a second opinion about a lump she was worried about. The decision saved her life. Coincidentally, Sarit is the daughter of Professor Sidney Engelberg – who appears in another article in this newsletter.


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