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Israel’s odd couple take on Vegas

Storming Vegas: Nochi Dankner and Yitzhak Tshuva.The Jews created Las Vegas; now the Israelis are hoping to improve upon it. While the Mafia lent discreet support to the creation of the State of Israel – at least to hear Frank …

City of David website wins global UN award

The website lets you experience Jerusalem as King David did 3,000 years ago.Israel may have missed out at the Oscars in Hollywood, but an Israel website, www.cityofdavid.org.il, won first prize at the UN-sponsored World Summit Awards (WSA) in Venice recently. …

Hostelling off Israel’s beaten track

Yaron Burgin, co-founder of Israel Hostels, finding a sense of place in Israel.World travellers looking for adventure today are not just your stereotypical long-haired hippie types. They range from the young and old, seeking experiences that meander off the beaten …

Ethiopia to Broadway, via Jerusalem

One of a Kind – AndArgay has been a runaway success, winning several awards.In 1985, 10-year-old Yossi Vasser and his family set out on foot from the Ethiopian village of Uzava. The perilous 700-kilometer journey that ensued took them through …

Jewish Arab musicians challenge the system

System Ali are living examples of how Jews and Arabs can get along.At an underground bar in Tel Aviv, a crowd waits in excitement for the headline band to take the stage.One audience member wears a white hijab, through which …