Record-breaking yoga event

On International Yoga Day, Tel Aviv organized the world’s largest yoga mat art installation.  Israel’s Amit Trainin, of the Bezalel art institute, designed the 1,400-square-meter yoga mat painting, which was assembled using 1500 yoga mats in Rabin Square, for use by hundreds of Israelis.

Feeding half-a-billion migrating birds

Watch this 360-degree video of a tractor driver in Israel’s Hula Valley, spreading food to birds migrating between Europe and Africa to keep them from destroying local agriculture.

Israeli actress is the most popular

Gal Gadot, the Israeli star of the film “Wonder Woman,” rose to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors list, which is a ranking of the most popular actors on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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Jerusalem Beer Festival

The Jerusalem Beer Festival is the largest and most unique festival of its kind in Israel. At Independence Park from 6pm to midnight on Aug 23 & 24, you will find 120 different beer types, from well-established brands to local boutique breweries. It also features DJs & musicians.

The magic of The Pixies

Having just experienced Britney, Guns N’ Roses and Radiohead, Israelis were excited to see post-Punk legend The Pixies return to Israel for two concerts in Caesarea on July 25 & 26. In the first, the Boston quartet performed for 2 hours and included 30 songs.

Israel’s National Trail

The Israel National Trail is one of the most beautiful trails in the world. It’s also a way to see places that regular tourists don’t sees.  One day you’re by the water; next day, the woods and next day, the desert.

Soccer chances

I don’t want you to get too excited, but there are currently still three Israeli soccer teams competing in the finals of European Cup qualifying rounds. Bnei Yehuda have a difficult tie, but Maccabi Tel Aviv and Beersheba both have good chances of reaching the group stages.

Silver in the hoops

Israel’s Under-20 basketball team reached the European final in Greece.  Although underdogs, they beat France 74-52 in the semi-final, losing to their Greek hosts 65-56 in the final.

Radiohead’s 27-song concert

Radiohead showed their loyalty to 47,000 Israeli fans in Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park with their longest concert in 11 years.  The band’s first international success was in Tel Aviv in 1993.