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Making music in the military

In Israel, joining the amy doesn’t mean the end of your musical career, in fact for many of the country’s most talented musicians, it’s just the start.   Photo by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. Members of the IDF Education and …

Art as cultural diplomat

A new educational portal is channeling the rich world of Israeli art and artists to universities and schools in the US, providing a broader perspective of Israel and Israelis.   Photo courtesy of Rachael Cerrotti/FLASH90. Waltz with Bashir, Beaufort and …

Electronic music for the soul [Video]

Electronic music for the soul [Video]

Israeli band J.Viewz has created a brand new fusion of electronic music and soul-moving musical elements that’s being embraced in New York and all over the US.   Israeli band J.Viewz, founded by producer Jonathan Dagan, has taken its success …

A Modigliani mystery solved?

An Israeli curator discovers what may be the solution to a riddle about a painting by Modigliani that has mystified the art world for a hundred years.   Why did Modigliani paint one of his famous pictures upside down? An …

A nod’s as good as a win at the Oscars

A nod’s as good as a win at the Oscars

While Israeli film critic Hannah Brown doesn’t foresee an Academy Award in Israel’s near future, she’s convinced that Ajami’s nomination is prize enough.   Set in the mixed community of Jaffa, Israeli film Ajami reflects Israel’s complex political reality. Given …

Top ten skin-care products from Israel

Searching for remedies to the harsh Mediterranean sun, Israeli skin care experts developed products so effective they’re in demand the world over.   When it comes to cosmetics, Israelis are just as enamored of their skincare and beauty regimes as …

Contemporary designs on a museum

Contemporary designs on a museum

The Design Museum of Holon will be the first museum for contemporary design in Israel and one of just a few in the world. Created by internationally renowned Israeli architect Ron Arad, the building itself is a work of art. …

Turn your tweets into tomes

Two Israelis in Tel Aviv turn the virtual world on its head by transforming tweet texts into traditional books.   Preserving memories for the Twitter generation: Left, Asael Kahana, and right Jacob Shwirtz, founders of Tweetbookz. It sounds like the …

Get ready to party with Israel’s top eight DJs

Israelis like to party with unabashed gusto. It’s no wonder that the country’s club culture has produced a slew of innovative world class DJ’s. ISRAEL21c brings you a list of the top eight.   Like everything else they do, Israelis …