The movie “Wonder Woman”, starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot, has received high acclaim from critics and record receipts at the box office. The film has now passed the $600 million mark for worldwide takings. And it is an inspiring film for many reasons.
Tel Aviv White Night (Laila Lavan) is the cultural all-nighter of the year in ‘the city that never sleeps’. On 29th June, amazing events will take place throughout the night across the city, from beach concerts and parties, to special exhibitions and tours.
The Israel Opera (Aug 3-5) is performing a new production called Giulio Cesare in Egitto, created especially for the Crusaders Court in Akko. Its singers will also perform the greatest and most popular songs of the late Arik Einstein – one of Israel’s most famous singer-song writers.
Israel is famous for its mouth-watering brunches which include an array of fresh vegetables, local cheeses, Mediterranean omelets, healthy salads, deserts, and of course coffee. With delicious options like these and good company, your weekend's about to get a whole lot better.
Pet Shop Boys on 10th June, Rod Stewart on 14th June and Tom Jones on 28th June are the concert highlights for June. Then the Jerusalem Festival of Light runs from 28th June to 6th July.
Images shot by two Israeli photographers were shortlisted among the top 10 in the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards Open competition. They were Dina Alfasi’s “Air” and Bar Kaufman’s “Red Heart of Africa”. In addition, Gal Gross’ “Silhouette” was judged to be one of the top 50 best images in the world.
Staff at the Pri Har “Gazelle Valley” nature park in Jerusalem are celebrating the recent birth of two new fawns, as these cute offspring bring the number of antelope to 20. Two years ago, there were just six gazelles in the 64-acres of Israel’s first urban nature reserve.
The Christian Broadcasting Network docudrama "In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem” generated $1.6 million in its single day of release across US theaters. The film .follows the 55th paratrooper brigade responsible for liberating Jerusalem from Jordanian control.
Tel Aviv Municipality opened the specially built international giant Slide in the City at Dubnov Park on 30th May. Bubble contests and shows for children were also on the agenda of this sportive day in Tel Aviv. Entrance was free. Video is of the slide in another city.
The 2017 International Méditerranée Festival takes place in 9 settings in the Israeli city of Ashdod from Jun 8-15. All participating artists come from Mediterranean countries. As well as music, the Festival will host cinematic, culinary and artistic presentations.