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Miley Cyrus To Play Israel

11/12/2013

Bust out the foam fingers, Israel! Yep, Miley Cyrus is coming to town.

The large-tongued woman who got the term twerking into the Oxford Dictionary and lit up a joint at the recent MTV awards in Amsterdam will perform in the Holy Land this summer, Channel 2 reports.

The joint will be jumping when Miley Cyrus plays Israel. Getty Images

Rihana Defies BDS, Plays Tel Aviv

10/23/2013

Rihanna sang before a crowd of 50,000 in Tel Aviv at Israel’s largest performance venue, Yarkon Park.

Fans paid $100 and up for Tuesday’s show, part of the pop star’s “Diamonds” world tour and her second performance in Israel. She played Israel three years ago.

Tel Aviv U Professor Shares Nobel

10/09/2013

Francois Englert, a Belgian Jewish professor at Tel Aviv University and a Holocaust survivor, shared the Nobel Prize in physics.

‘There Was No Diplomatic Façade’

Israeli analysts weigh in on Bibi’s UN speech as he breaks up the rapprochement party.

10/02/2013
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — The political cartoon in the daily Haaretz newspaper depicts the United Nations Headquarters like a boisterous nightclub, where Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is getting down with Barack Obama.

Legendary Notre Dame Coach Moved By Israel Visit For Maccabiah Games

08/01/2013

Digger Phelps marvels at the timing of his first visit to Israel.

A legendary University of Notre Dame basketball coach until his retirement, Phelps, who retired in 1991, oversaw the Canadian masters squad at the Maccabiah Games that ended Tuesday in Israel. Just before leaving his Indiana home for Israel, Phelps learned that he is free of bladder cancer, after already having overcome two bouts of prostate cancer.
For Phelps, an observant Irish Catholic, that makes coming to Israel a prime opportunity to offer thanksgiving.

Director Ziad Doueri "The Attack"

Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with Director Ziad Doueiri about his new film "The Attack," a mystery, political thriller and a love story. An Israeli-Arab doctor, devastated by his wife's death in a terrorist attack, uncovers her startling secret.

Fourth Arrest In Deadly 2009 Shooting At Tel Aviv Gay Club

06/06/2013

A fourth man was arrested in connection with a 2009 shooting attack at a youth center for gays in Tel Aviv.

The man arrested early Thursday morning is a gay activist and police believe he has information that could assist in the investigation. He is not suspected of involvement in the 2009 shooting which led to the death of two people, according to Ynet.

The arrest comes a day after three other suspects were arrested. The suspects are all believed to be Jewish, from central Israel and between the ages of 20 and 40, according to reports.

Haredi Family’s Secrets Revealed

Rama Burshtein is a product of the haredi Tel Aviv world she depicts warmly in 'Fill the Void,' opening in theaters.

05/24/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

When it played last fall’s New York Film Festival, Rama Burshtein’s debut feature, “Fill the Void,” was one of the great surprises of the autumn, a stunningly poised and mature first film that heralded the first major talent to emerge from the haredi film community in Israel. Now that the film has opened theatrically in New York, it looks — if anything — even better.

The film explores, but doesn't exploit, a family's secrets.

Road Rave

Don’t believe the hype about Israeli drivers; traveling by car can be a pleasure.

Assistant Managing Editor
05/14/2013

If you asked friends to complete the sentence “Driving in Israel is …,” chances are a few would come up with “taking your life in your hands.”

Palm trees line the road alongside the Ayalon highway from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Photo by Adam Dickter
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