Israel/Culture


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David Shawgen, directeur de recherche du musée des Circassiens à Kfar Kama, août 2022

Discovering the Circassians, a mysterious minority in northern Israel

Circassians are fluent in four languages

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Israeli musician Zvika Pick seen in the Israeli parliament during a special committee convened to discuss a public broadcasting bill, Jerusalem, June 11, 2014.

Prominent Israeli pop singer Zvika Pick passes away

Pick was titled 'King of Pop' in Israel

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La chanteuse Noa Kirel lors d'une conférence de presse à Tel-Aviv le 10 août 2022, annonçant sa participation au Concours Eurovision de la chanson 2023.

Eurovision 2023: Noa Kirel announces will compete for Israel

'I'm already imagining myself on that crazy stage at Eurovision,' popstar says

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Israelis attend a movie at the Cinema City theater in Jerusalem, on May 27, 2021.

Hollywood in Holy Land: Israel launches fund to attract film, TV production crews

'The package that Israel can give to any foreign production is much more than incentives'

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People enjoy a sunny day on the Kalya beach at the Dead Sea, Israel, on August 04, 2022.

Israel tourism rebounds in July, still well below pre-Covid levels

'The positive trend is continuing, and... this will continue through August,' says Israel's Tourism Minister

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Festival d'opéra Meet in Galilee à St-Jean-d'Acre, juillet 2018

Unique Opera Festival in northern Israel to focus on Mozart

Every evening 20 Israeli teenagers from underprivileged backgrounds will be invited to the festival

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View of the Jaffa Clock Tower in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel, on June 23, 2022.

Art festival to ‘lower the dividing line between Tel Aviv and Jaffa’

Jaffa and Tel Aviv, formally one city, but oftentimes considered two separate entities

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La pièce de Théodore Herzl, "le nouveau Ghetto"

‘The New Ghetto:’ A play about Israel's origins premiers this week

A performance will also take place for the first time in Tel Aviv on July 21

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Bernard-Henri Lévy, philosophe et réalisateur, dans le Prime le 5 juillet 2022

Bernard-Henri Levy’s doc on Ukraine war premieres in Israel

'I hope to see Israel and Ukraine as sister nations'

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Ruben Ostlund, lauréat de la Palme d'Or pour "Sans filtre", après la cérémonie de remise des prix au 75e festival international du film, Cannes, le 28 mai 2022

Cannes-winning Swedish director to headline Jerusalem Film Festival

Over 200 films from 50 countries will be shown during the festival

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Demonstrators carry placards and flags during a protest march against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Tel Aviv, Israel, on March 03, 2022.

Russian refugees the focus of Tel Aviv Int’l Theater Fest

'Terrible things are happening in Russia right now, just as in 1919. Some people are unable to leave'

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Centre Raha d'arts plastiques à Rahat, Israël, le 25.06.22

Israel: Opening of Bedouin city's first community arts center

A wide range of artistic activities are offered for children of all ages at the center in Rahat, in the Negev

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Israelis visit the annual Jerusalem Design Week, at the Hansen House in Jerusalem, on June 25, 2022.

Jerusalem Design Week explores Israeli, international art

The theme this year for Israel's largest, most influential public design event is 'For Now'

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The campus of Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel, on June 27, 2022.

Scholars meet in Israel to talk ‘cutting-edge’ studies

'Academic freedom to run impartial studies of Israeli society... politics, law, and culture is under threat'

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Druze cook and host, Maha Ameer, in her kitchen in Chofesh, Israel.

Druze cuisine and culture thriving in Israel's Galilee

Maha Ameer shows us how to make a traditional Druze dish called Shulbato

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Jews reenacting the Shavuot holiday as practiced at the ancient Temple in Jerusalem.

Modern Jews revive ancient Shavuot ritual as practiced at Jerusalem Temple

'We're practicing the different parts of the priestly work. The work of the Kohanim in the Temple'

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An Israeli soldier points his weapon at a Palestinian man during a protest, in the West Bank city of Hebron, on April 22, 2022.

Israeli theater cancels play about West Bank soldiers

'A place where artists are silenced is a place that is not appropriate for plays or audiences'

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Mark Eliyahu performs on stage during Harbiye Open Air Concert in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 13, 2022.

Israeli maestro woos fans in off-limits Iran

'Persian, Iranian culture is a huge inspiration for me,' says Mark Eliyahu

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Israeli writer, A.B. Yehoshua, giving an interview at his home in Jerusalem, on May 5, 2007.

Israeli novelist A.B. Yehoshua passes away

Yehoshua - a writer, activist, and playwright - was described as the 'Israeli Faulkner'

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Israeli dancers perform at the Teatro Rialto in Madrid, Spain, on June 3, 2022.

Israel joins EU’s 'Creative Group,' settlements excluded

The EU will invest heavily in Israeli artists who initiate cross-cultural events with European artists

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Musée de la Shoah du mont Sion à Jérusalem, le 7 avril 2021

Israel: Antisemitic inscriptions found in Holocaust museum

Phrases like 'Zionists=Nazis' and 'Cursed Zionists, your end is near' plastered throughout Mount Zion museum

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Concours musical international des Clés d'or

Golden Keys international musical competition in Israel for 30th anniversary

This year, Israeli Arabs will be heavily represented in the contest

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Judean Hills vineyard

A wine tour of the Judean Hills

Modern winemakers reviving an ancient tradition in the region

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Vegan cheeses

Vegan cheese seller gives Shavuot holiday a new twist

Nut-based cheese coated with local spices makes the traditional Shavuot table stand out