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Young people have been flocking to the Haifa Port for Kartel events. Photo by Matansky
Art takes to the streets in Tel Aviv

Art takes to the streets in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv has been turned into an enormous art gallery as hundreds of artists take part in the city’s first Art Tel Aviv Biennial, a month-long art happening launched as part of the city’s centennial celebrations.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U5TmTdArdY Whether its …

Israeli contest a trailblazer in harp world

In October, the 17th International Harp Contest takes place in Israel. It’s one of the country’s most successful musical endeavors, and has set the standard for harp competitions worldwide. Israel’s Knesset, which generally deals with the earthliest of matters, echoed …

It’s a complex world for Israel’s puppeteers

It’s a complex world for Israel’s puppeteers

Jerusalem’s world famous puppet troupe, the Train Theater has helped turn Israel into a center for international puppetry. Puppets, like their masters, speak the language of a place. Israeli puppeteers, therefore, talk Hebrew, English and gibberish, but are also known …

A world champion at age eight

A world champion at age eight

Last year, he came second in the World Championship for remote control helicopter pilots. Now, aged nine, Israeli Alon Barak is going for the title again. The 3D Masters contest for remote control helicopter pilots takes place in Spain this …

Israeli activism to a T

A young Israeli activist has launched a new campaign to raise awareness about Israel by selling T-shirts that tell a story. David Kramer was walking through the bustling Jerusalem food market Machane Yehuda when he got the Eureka idea for …

Casting a spell on cable

Casting a spell on cable

A dynamic Israeli start-up is readying to become a major player in the competitive gaming industry. After four years of intensive research and development on Kibbutz Mishmarot, Playcast Media says it has figured out a way to revolutionize how people …

Thinking inside the box

Krooom of Israel is producing eco-friendly, DIY cardboard furniture that is durable, stable, affordable, moisture-resistant, and good looking too. The Hebrew word “krooom” may be the equivalent of “vrooom,” the sound an engine makes when it’s revving up. Since 2006, …

The little train that could unite nations

After lying in ruins for over 60 years, development is now underway to turn Israel’s first train station into a unique cultural and historical landmark. Back in 1892 a little steam train that chugged between the Israeli cities of Jaffa …

Fashionistas go online

What Facebook and LinkedIn have accomplished for personal and business relationships, Israel’s Sense of Fashion network hopes to achieve for lovers of couture. If you’re still looking only to New York, London or Paris for fashion ideas, you’re behind the …