Hockey match between Israel and Germany at the European Maccabi Games in Berlin. (AP/Gero Breloer) (AP/Gero Breloer)
Maccabi Games Berlin


Good News Israel presents Maccabi games in Berlin; Indie music scene thriving in Israel and much more.

By: Michael Ordman

Culture, Entertainment & Sport

The Jerusalem Season of Culture

The Jerusalem Season of Culture July 27 – September 4 is inspired by Jerusalem’s unique aspects – its history, aesthetics, social & political arena, and religious significance. It not only entertains but also reflects upon this complex environment.

Indie music scene thriving in Israel

Tel Aviv is a hub for indie bands and solo musicians.  Sun Kil Moon, alt-J, Toro Y Moi, the Antlers, Ben Frost and more are scheduled to play Tel Aviv, Rishon, and other cities.  Also, TY Size Doesn’t Matter and The Culture Trip for the top 18 non-touristy things to do in Tel Aviv.

Maccabi games in Berlin

It has been called the triumph over evil.  70 years after the Holocaust, a record 2300 Jewish athletes from Israel and all over the world gathered for the Maccabi Games, known as the ‘Jewish Olympics’ in Berlin, at the site where Hitler opened the 1936 ‘Nazi Games’, which barred Jewish participants.


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