Ex-IAF medic is Miss Israel

Rotem Rabi, a native of Jerusalem, has been crowned the new Miss Israel. Rabi served as a medic in the Israel Air Force, and although currently working as a model, she hopes soon to join the Israel Police investigative division. Rabi will represent Israel at December’s Miss World in China.

Race you up Mount Hermon

On July 28, athletes can take part in the second annual Mount Hermon Run – the ascent of Israel’s tallest mountain, in Northern Israel. There are three race categories: Nordic walking, running and extreme mountain running. The race begins at an altitude of 1,600 meters and finishes at 2040 meters.

Maccabiah upgrade of Jerusalem sports facilities

The Jerusalem municipality has invested tens of millions of shekels to establish and upgrade sports facilities across the capital for the Maccabiah Games and afterwards to serve the wider public. New facilitates support ice hockey and track and field competitions for the first time.

Spectacular end to Maccabiah Games

International supermodel Bar Refaeli was the MC for the closing ceremony of the 20th Maccabiah Games - entitled “Higher. Better. Together.” When Natan Sharansky told the audience passionately, “We all will build our home together,” the crowd began to chant “Am Yisrael Chai!”

The Galilee’s secret pastoral hotspot

Known as the Princess of the Galilee, Rosh Pina is home to a mix of natural, cultural, historic and entertainment hotspots. A beautifully restored, northern village, Rosh Pina is just the place for a leisurely and relaxing vacation.

Ice Cream Day

For the first time, Israel joined America’s celebration of Ice Cream Day on 16th July. Buza and Iceberg chains promoted black coconut ice cream. Iceberg also sold flower-flavored ice cream and Vaniglia offered malabi with rose water. The Anita chain even gave a free ‘Doggy Cream’ sorbet to any visiting canines.

Jerusalem Wine Festival

At this year’s Jerusalem Wine Festival (Aug 7 – 10) you can  learn about Israel's best and most interesting wineries, and drink a lot of great wine in the Israel museum's beautiful gardens. Tickets include unlimited tastings. On Tue and Wed, tickets include entrance to the museum.

Discover Africa in Jerusalem

See the treasures of Africa during the months of July and August at the “African Nights” experience in the Botanical Gardens of Jerusalem.

Guns N’ Roses rock for 3 hours

Rock legends Guns N’ Roses performed to 60,000 fans in Tel Aviv.  The tour was named the “Not in this lifetime” tour because Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan reunited, in spite of Axl’s 2014 prediction that they would never re-establish the band. The video features “Sweet Child of Mine”.

Israel’s trendiest beaches

Here is the young-person’s guide to the best beaches along the 185 kilometers (115 miles) of sandy Israeli Mediterranean coastline, as well as the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret). Covering Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Herzliya, Kinneret, Hadera, Carmel, Tel Dor. Caesarea and Nahariya.