David Radzynski American-Israeli concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, plays during a rehearsal. (AP/Tsafrir Abayov) Tsafrir Abayov
David Radzynski


Good News Israel presents the Israel Philharmonic has a new young leader; Israelis win world birding competition and much more.

By: Michael Ordman



Israel Philharmonic has new young leader

David Radzynski, 28, the new concertmaster for the Israel Philharmonic, is one of the youngest violinists to lead a major world orchestra today. Radzynski is an American-Israeli, born in New Haven, Connecticut. His father fought in Israel’s 1967 Six-Day War.

The movie makers will come to Jerusalem

NIS 50 million of Jerusalem’s municipal budget has been invested over the past six years to develop a major film studio in Israel’s capital city. Mayor Barkat said that we will see Jerusalem on screens around the world and it would create hundreds of jobs.

Get a 360-degree view of Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv’s new hot air balloon rises to 120 meters to provide a spectacular panoramic view for tourists and locals alike. Each ride takes 30 people and has an onboard guide.

Israelis win world birding competition

A team led by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel took first place in the World Series of Birding competition’s Cape May category, identifying 157 species of birds in a 24-hour period. The competition in New Jersey raised $137,000 for conservation projects worldwide.

Mothers in a league of their own

In 2005, Israel’s Ofra Abramovich founded Mamanet, a sports league exclusively for mothers. It has since blossomed into a unique social-sports phenomenon with thousands of mothers and branches all over the world.


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