Good News Israel presents Topol wins Lifetime Achievement Award; Israel’s Beit Guvrin becomes new UNESCO World Heritage site and much more.
By Michael Ordman
CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORT
Topol wins lifetime achievement award
Veteran Israeli actor Chaim Topol, best known for playing Tevye the milkman in “Fiddler on the Roof,” will receive the Israel Prize for lifetime achievement on Israel’s upcoming Independence Day.
New UNESCO World Heritage site
Israel’s Beit Guvrin-Maresha National Park has become Israel’s 8th site to join the UNESCO list of the world’s outstanding sites of natural and cultural importance. UNESCO described Beit Guvrin’s man-made caves as a “city under a city”.
Kim Kardashian visits Israel
American reality television star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West met for a meal with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat during her visit to Israel. Kardashian flew in from her ancestral home in Armenia and baptized her daughter at Jerusalem’s St James cathedral.
Alcohol-free music club for Jerusalem
On Monday, April 27, Blaze Bar will be hosting a benefit for Sobar – Jerusalem’s first alcohol-free and cigarette-free music bar for teens and young adults.
Israeli tennis player wins ATP event in Turkey
Israel’s Dudi Sela won his 17th ATP Challenger Tour title, beating Blaz Kavcic 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 in the final of the Batman tournament in Turkey. Dudi will climb around 20 ranking places as a result, returning to the world’s top 100 and earning an automatic place in the French Open.
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