Historical sites in Jerusalem that were inaccessible to the public or literally hidden from sight revealed; Nick Cave performs in Israel to fight BDS; a six-minute-long pro-Zionist ballad simply called “Israel” is the last track on Morrissey’s new album, and much more.
CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORT
The hidden gems of Jerusalem
Noam Chen and Jacob Bildner reveal historical sites in Jerusalem that are inaccessible to the public or literally hidden from sight. They include the Kishle prison, Siebenberg House, the Italian Synagogue, Jason’s Tomb, Helena’s Well, the Mamluk Halls and the Little Western Wall.
Nick Cave performs in Israel, because of BDS
Australian rock singer Nick Cave is in Israel for two concerts in Tel Aviv, and he says that the anti-Israel BDS movement was his motivation. Cave is performing to sellout audiences in the 11,000 seat Menorah Mivtachim Arena.
Morrissey’s new pro-Israeli album track
A six-minute-long pro-Zionist ballad simply called “Israel” is the last track on Morrissey’s new album “Low In High School”. Morrissey’s pro-Israel stance spans over a period of more than a decade. He even appeared on stage in Tel Aviv draped in an Israeli flag.
Israeli dresses for Serena’s bridesmaids
At tennis superstar Serena Williams’s wedding to Alexis Ohanian, the bride wore white, but her bridal party wore Israeli! Israel’s Galia Lahav designed all seven of the bridesmaids’ dresses including that of Venus Williams – Serena’s sister – who was Maid of Honor.
The Israeli team won five medals at the Judo Grand Slam tournament in Abu Dhabi. Tal Flicker won gold in the men’s under-66kg. He mouthed the words of “HaTikva,” the Israeli anthem, during his medal ceremony, as the UAE state had banned the Israeli flag and anthem.
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