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Israeli school jazz band heads for West Coast stage

Members of the Thelma Yellin School jazz band who will be performing this week in California.You could say it’s a classic case of sending coals to Newcastle, or maybe just some old fashioned hutzpa. Whatever your take on it, having …

Ethiopian Israeli art has arrived

‘Word goes out that this is avant garde art that you can’t find anywhere else,’ said Michael Jankelowitz, spokesperson of the Jewish Agency for Israel.From the Israel Museum in Jerusalem to the Museum of the Negev in Beersheva; from the …

Israel’s Mr. Incredible

Animation whiz Alex Orrelle in front of a colleague-autopgraphed poster of Mr. Incredible – I have all the confidence that the animation industry in Israel is going to grow. Alex Orrelle couldn’t believe his ears when, 26 years ago, his …

Israel’s rich multi-culturalism sings out in America

The Yemin Orde band – consisting of Israeli youth originally from Ethiopia, Brazil, the Ukraine, France, Georgia and Russia.The Yemin Orde Wingate Youth Village, located in the Carmel Mountains near Haifa in northern Israel, is a truly unique place. Founded …

Israeli hip hop set to rhyme in the U.S.

Hadag Nahash is bringing their mix of socially relevant hip hop to American audiences.Hip hop has taken Israel by a storm with artists like Subliminal and Mook E creating a unique blend of the American-born rhythms and Israeli-bred social commentary. …

The Israeli film dreams of Joseph

Black is always in fashion in Tel Aviv, especially at the cafe’ in the Cinematheque, but Joseph Cedar’s black kippa is a little unusual.  The 36-year-old writer/director, whose latest movie, Campfire, just opened in Israel, has come to the Cinematheque …

The headline

Have and have-nots meant food, healthcare, ed?n. Now there is another dimension: Digital divide?world being divided into those who have access to computers, Net..and those who don?t. In effort to bridge divide, Israel ?UNIsrael is assuming leadership role / becoming …