Globetrotters bounce into Israel

Globetrotters bounce into Israel

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAQ8qy_878A[/youtube] If there are two things that are universal, it’s humor and basketball. So the Harlem Globetrotters have all angles covered. The venerable touring jugglers/ball handlers glided into Israel last week for three shows – two in Tel Aviv and …

When I’m 64

When I’m 64

As the transition from the somber mood of Remembrance Day makes way for the celebration of Independence Day, there’s a plethora of inspiring video clips to help us mark Israel’s 64th birthday. We’ve already focused on ISRAEL21c’s great ‘What does …

Made in Israel

Made in Israel

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-C3UYq-UxA[/youtube] It’s getting to be that time of year again – where the national holidays come fast and furious. Holocaust Remembrance Day just passed and this week we have Memorial Day and Independence Day right on top of each other …

Israeli startup gets in on ‘Hunger Games’

The Hunger Games may be breaking all the box office records in the US since its theater release last month, but its Facebook game is not far behind. Developed by Israeli company Funtactix, the online game has become a big …

Israelis turn into recycling fools

The conservation culture in Israel has always been way behind that of the US. In fact, visitors used to comment at how, on the one hand, how beautiful the country was, and on the other hand, how roadsides were littered …

Shimon Peres, superstar

Shimon Peres, superstar

Sure there’s Betty White and Tony Bennett, but you could make a case for the most hip octogenarian out there being none other than Shimon Peres, Israel’s venerable president. At age 88, Peres is a new media star and has …

Israel’s big jump

Israel’s big jump

It’s not something you see every day – or even every 15 years apparently. Not that anyone other than those that participated actually saw anything, but overnight earlier this week, about 1,000 paratroopers in the IDF conducted a brigade-level parachute …

Make the boycott go up in Pixie dust

Latest cancellation from the Pixies doesn’t mean the music stops.   Israeli music fans are not going to let some misguided, undereducated musicians ruin their good time. Last Saturday night, more than 7,000 fans crowded the Tel Aviv Exhibition Grounds …

Not the new kid on the block

The new ‘Masbirim’ campaign is acting like it invented the hasbara wheel.   The debate over whether Masbirim – Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein’s new effort to involve average Israelis in the effort to defend the Jewish …

Animating the Na’vi with an Israeli swagger

A career in music gave way to a career in animation for Israeli Shahar Levavi, who was part of the team that created the groundbreaking movie Avatar.   A scene from the film Avatar. What do you do if you’ve …