Ex-Beatle drummer Ringo Starr performs first-ever concert in Israel; Russian-Israeli billionaire Roman Abramovich funds sick Israeli children’s trip to World Cup in Russia; Brazilian music legend Gilberto Gil returns to Tel Aviv, and much more!
By: Michael Ordman
CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORT
Ringo Starr performs in Israel
Ex-Beatle drummer Sir Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band performed a juke-box of ’70s and ’80s hits during their first-ever Israeli concert. He had a “little help from his friends” including lead members of Santana, Men at Work, 10cc and Toto. “It ain’t easy” at 77, but he was still entertaining.
Helping sick children attend World Cup
Russian-Israeli billionaire Roman Abramovich has donated a six-figure sum to the Israeli charity “Fulfilling Dreams,” which together with other donations, has allowed 30 seriously ill Israeli children, plus their carers, to attend the World Cup in Russia
Brazil’s Gilberto Gil entertains in Israel
One of the biggest legends in Brazilian music, Gilberto Gil, has returned to Tel Aviv for a concert in Raanana on 4th July 2018. Gilberto Gil will bring his world tour “REFAVELA 40”, with other artists such as Mayra Andrade, Bem Gil, Chiara Civello, and Mestrinho.
Israel’s best rooftop bars
The rooftop bars of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and beyond provide a luxurious way to cool off on summer evenings in Israel. These rooftop bars often are glamorously located in modern boutique hotels, some overlooking historical landmarks and others overlooking the lapping waves of the Mediterranean.
Israel at the soccer World Cup
Israel’s soccer team didn’t get to Russia, but at least two Israeli tech teams did. Mtech’s fire and smoke detection systems are protecting the stadiums in Volgograd and Nizhny Novograd. Meanwhile, LiveU’s (see here) transmission technology is used by Fox, Sky, Reuters, AP and Telemundo.
World Cup soccer unites Jerusalemites
I reported previously (6th May) about the World Cup soccer event to be held in Jerusalem for Arab and Jewish kids. Here is the write-up of the 25th June event. It was organized by Kulna Jerusalem (“we are all Jerusalem”). Three more events take place on semi-finals and final match dates.
From 31st July to 1st Aug Jerusalem hosts the largest street basketball event in Israel with more than 1,000 male and female players. Within the framework of the International Children’s Olympics, Safra Square converts into a huge basketball area, with 17 courts facilitating hundreds of games.
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