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Aroundish chef Gavriel Flyshman. Photo by Hadas Peretz

It’s all about time for Israeli designer Itay Noy

Itay Noy with one of his creations: I was interested in watches’ psychological aspects and aspects of their movement. (Photo: Nurit Yahalomi)When noted American philanthropist Charles Bronfman purchased a strikingly-designed clock while visiting the annual student end-of-year exhibition at Israel’s …

The little Israeli cookie that could

Company patriarch Yosef Abadi and his famous cookies.Can an Israeli bagel-shaped cookie with origins in a Syrian Jewish family’s kitchen shine brightly in the Land of the Rising Sun? If the cookie is from Yoram Abadi’s Jerusalem-based bakery, you can …

Israeli film makes big splash at Cannes

Shira Gefen and Etgar Keret pose with their Golden Camera award. (Photo: AP) The closing night at the Cannes Film Festival was a momentous one for Israel. Filmmakers Shira Geffen and her husband Etgar Keret (better known for his prolific …

A small global village converges at the Israel Festival

Members of the Wuhan Acrobatic Troupe – one of the star attractions of this year’s Israel Festival.Chinese acrobats, Uzbek actors, French and African dance troupes, a Dutch puppet master, and a professional bubble maker from Spain are just a few …

Israel’s Etgar Keret takes on Hollywood

Despite their focus on death and suicide, the stories of celebrated Israeli author Etgar Keret keep finding new life after publication – from foreign reprints to reimaginings as graphic novels and films. The latest of those incarnations, the award-winning independent …

Donna Karan sets her designs on Israel

Punchy designs and funky fabrics have catapulted Israel’s Shenkar College of Engineering and Design into the high ranks of the internationally acclaimed fashion school elite. So it’s no wonder that international fashion designer Donna Karan snapped up a project from …