Wix Superbowl ad. (YouTube)


Wix.com, the Tel Aviv-based do-it-yourself website development company broadcast a stunning commercial featuring Kung Fu Panda during the Super Bowl, and Megadeth will perform in Israel in July.

By: Michael Ordman



Wix’s Super Bowl ad

Wix.com, the Tel Aviv-based do-it-yourself website development company broadcast a stunning commercial featuring Kung Fu Panda during the Super Bowl on Feb 7.

Megadeth to perform in Israel

Megadeth is considered to be one of the world’s four biggest thrash metal bands, having sold 50 million records worldwide and received eleven Grammy nominations. Megadeth will perform at the Rishon Live Park, just south of Tel Aviv, on July 2, 2016.

Publishing Israeli academic books globally

Israel Academic Press (IAP) is a peer-review press, dedicated to making the finest Israeli academic writing available worldwide. It aims to disseminate knowledge about the complexity of Israel and its society.


Gazelle Valley – Jerusalem’s Urban Nature Reserve

I reported on Jerusalem’s Gazelle Valley Park twice previously. Israel’s first urban nature reserve is named after a herd of about 30 wild gazelles, which roam freely throughout the 250-acre park. This video shows how Israelis and nature can coexist for mutual benefit.

A horticultural tour of Israel

John and Kelly Schroeder of Canada’s Valleybrook Gardens will host a tour of Israel’s greenhouses, garden centers and nurseries from Oct 24 to Nov 7 2016. It includes “plenty of time to enjoy the incredible culture, history and sights of this fascinating country”.

Israeli film wins Grand Jury Prize at Sundance

The Israeli film “Sufat Chol” (Sand Storm), written and directed by Elite Zexer, was awarded the prestigious Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The film follows the story of two Bedouin women and their struggle to change their destiny.

The most grandmasters per capita

The Israeli city of Be’er Sheva holds a world record of number of chess grandmasters per capita, with one in 20,000. Former chess champion Eliyahu Levant left the Soviet Union in the 1970s and came to Be’er Sheva. His teaching made Be’er Sheva into a dominant force in Israeli chess.

The surf’s up in Netanya

The World Surf League held its SEAT Pro event at Netanya’s Kontiki beach Jan 16 – Jan 25. Conditions were ideal for testing the competitors’ skills. The winners took home $10,000 and trophies containing shofarim (rams’ horns).



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