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Filmmaker Laura Bialis included scenes from her Sderot wedding in Rock in the Red Zone

Cultural oasis on the dunes

Once a backwater, today the Holon metropolis is attracting international attention with its cornucopia of cultural centers, and there’s a lot more on the drawing board.

Meeting Japanese culture face to face in Israel

It’s the only Japanese museum in the Middle East, and the turbulent history of the collection is as inspiring as the museum itself. An unlikely treasure trove – the Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art. An unlikely and little-known treasure trove …

Falling in love in Jerusalem

In his upcoming film Jerusalem I Love You, Scott Berrie will present works by noted writers about falling in love in Jerusalem. Movie producer Scott Berrie is to turn his attention to Jerusalem for the latest in his series of …

Learning to read Arabic really is harder

A new study on language and the brain from an Israeli university reveals why it’s harder to learn to read in Arabic than in most other languages. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90. Children learn to read Arabic at school. Over the …

Israel’s B-boys and girls [video]

Israel’s B-boys and girls [video]

It’s hot, it’s hip, and it’s breaking loose on Israel’s streets, Israel’s break dancing scene in now on the international map. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d0n0r9Ffo0 Dvir Rozen, director of the Israel Break Dance Association and CEO of his own company, Street Art Productions …

Israelis on ice

Israelis on ice

It may take a four-hour drive to the only ice rink in the country, but the die-hard hockey hounds of Israel’s Ice Hockey Federation are determined to enjoy their favorite pastime. A love of the ice – players get their …

Israelis come in high on happiness survey [video]
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Israelis come in high on happiness survey [video]

Israel came in eighth, on a Gallup World Poll of the world’s happiest countries, ahead of the US, and the UK. But what do the Israelis think? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_E8_z2NQpI According to a Gallup World Poll to determine the happiest countries in …

Women in war zones

The stars are both behind the cameras and onscreen at Israel’s annual women’s film festival, which this year focuses on women who live with ongoing, national conflict. A still from the film I am, You are, which is to be …