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Shira is a punk rocker

Filmmaker Liz Nord: The film has the potential to broaden American’s perceptions of Israel beyond camels and conflict.Think of Israeli music, and it may conjure up images of either melancholy songwriters sitting around a campfire belting their hearts out, historically …

Israelis introduce touch-typing to Arab world

An Israeli Arab teen practices on the Sight & Sound Touch Typing Technology system.Most people take touch-typing on their keyboards for granted. But for Arabic-speaking students, a differently configured keyboard with Arabic characters has meant that traditional methods to teach …

Israeli art is going, going, gone

The major sale of Israeli art at the prestigious Sotheby’s auction house last month wasn’t just an auction: it was the culmination of a week-long focus on Israeli artists that spanned the city of New York, and celebrated the increasing …

New book offers showcase for Israeli achievements

Rupert Murdoch: Israel in the World is a ‘testimony to the Israelis’ incredible originality, dynamism and entrepreneurship.’When foreign dignitaries arrive in Israel or make an official visit to an Israeli consulate or embassy in their own country, they always receive …

ISRAEL21c launches new blog – Israelity

Israelity is a group blog dedicated to providing a glimpse into everyday life in Israel.Want to know the real story behind living in Israel? Not the politics, the conflict, the security fence or disengagement from Gaza, but what it’s like …

An Israeli reality show with a twist

The contestants of ‘Seeking a Leader’ – the cash prize will not go towards lining anyone’s pockets, but rather towards supporting the social change project of the winning individual.For American audiences, reality television is synonymous with back stabbing, conniving and …

Israeli dreams are made of this

Etty Abergel is one of the many Israeli artists whose work is represented in artis05.It was last spring, and the various exhibits from artis04, the first Israeli Contemporary Art Week, had just finished their run in several galleries around New …

Mrs. World pageant won by Israeli

Mrs. Israel, Sima Bakh, is crowned Mrs. World by last year’s winner, Suzana Pavadee Vicherut Mcnokroot of Thailand.Mrs. Israel, Sima Behar, won the title of Mrs. World 2005 at the international pageant held at Amby Valley Sahara Lake City near …

American football scores a touchdown in Israel

New England Patriots owner addresses the crowd at the re-dedication of the Kraft Family Stadium in Jerusalem.Forget high tech, shared values, and the love of democracy – what really brings Americans and Israelis together is the pigskin.This was convincingly demonstrated …

Israeli ‘hip hop violinist’ wins Grammy

Miri Ben-Ari – a Grammy for co-writing ‘Jesus Walks’ and a solo album on the way.Israeli Miri Ben-Ari – the ‘Hip Hop violinist’ – can add Grammy winner to her resume after winning the award for Best Rap Song for …