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Israeli Arab teen wins Maccabiah gold

Swimmer Asalla Shahada, center, on the podium with her gold medal.The 17th Maccabiah Games opened this week with a sterling example of Israel’s democratic values. An Israeli Arab teenage girl from the town of Sakhnin became the first gold medalist …

World athletes descend on Israel for Maccabiah Games

Herb Brown (center), Maccabi USA’s men’s basketball coach, celebrates the Fourth of July with wife Sherri and player David Michaelis Monday night at Kfar Maccabiah.World sporting attention will be focusing on Israel in the coming days, as the 17th Maccabiah …

Getting to Hollywood – via Tel Aviv

Hollywood producer Lynn Roth (left) in discusion with participants in the Tel Aviv-Los Angeles Producing Master Class discuss an issue. Among the other lecturers were entertainment attorney Randolph Paul (pictured on homepage). “In Hollywood you don’t get a second chance,” …

Israeli women’s football team takes the trophy in Europe

Jessie Kandel is congratulated by Yael Freedman at the Flag Oceane tournament.The Israeli women’s national flag football team shocked the flag football world this week with a first place finish at ‘Flag Oceane,’ the largest and most important open tournament …

Israeli cinema makes its mark at Cannes

Cannes Best Actress winner Hana Laslo, right, and Natalie Portman in a scene from Amos Gitai’s Free ZoneThe spotlight was on Israel at the 58th Cannes Film Festival over the weekend, as a result of the popularity of the film …