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Maccabi Tel Aviv enters US Basketball Hall of Fame

Israel’s championship winning basketball team Maccabi Tel Aviv is to be honored for its accomplishments at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in the US, as part of celebrations for Israel’s 60th anniversary in May, according to Israeli daily …

Israeli film Strangers wins hearts in the US

Israeli film Strangers wins hearts in the US

There was no mention of it in the recently released Winograd Report on the Second Lebanon War, but the cataclysmic events that unfolded two summers ago also almost derailed Erez Tadmor and Guy Nattiv’s film Strangers.   The movie, about an …

Where age is a thing of beauty [Video]

Where age is a thing of beauty [Video]

If there’s one thing that women around the world have in common it’s worrying about growing old. But the women taking part in a new dance, Gila, by Israeli choreographer, Galit Liss, are breaking that stigma one dance move at …

Israeli author sheds Light in Shadowy Corners

“Coming out” in any culture can be fraught with controversy, internal conflict and emotion. And within religious environs, announcing one’s homosexual preferences increases the complications exponentially. So when Evan Fallenberg began penning his debut novel Light Fell, the story of …

Israeli deaf-blind theater offers an unexpected feast

Nalaga’at’s actors weave together a series of mimed and narrated sketches. Picture by Liron Almog.At first thought, it seems about as appealing as the idea of a nephew’s school play. But the Nalaga’at (Do Touch) Theater Group, a troupe of …

Israeli film, Beaufort, in race for Oscar

For Ron Leshem, co-author of the film Beaufort, which has just been nominated for an Oscar for best Foreign Language Film by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, the prospective award comes as something as …

Israel’s latest export – TV spoonbenders and shrinks

It’s a Wednesday night, 8.00pm – prime time in the world of television. The opening credits herald the start of the hottest new reality TV sensation – a five part mentalist extravaganza called Phenomenon. The camera focuses briefly on controversial …