Two NFL players train with the IDF

Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson and free-agent cornerback Josh Norman trained with Israeli soldiers at the Wingate Institute in Netanya, Israel. “It’s amazing to get in there and train with these guys because they are at the top of their game,” Norman told Fox News.

A glimpse of Tel Aviv

A one-minute video to give something of the feel of Israel’s second-largest city.

Israeli Philharmonic’s live online concerts

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra has been live-streaming concerts “as a gesture to the music lovers in quarantine.”.

Lionel Richie is a hit with Israelis

15,000 fans sang along with Lionel Richie at Tel Aviv’s Menora Mivtachim Arena on 2nd March. He sang all of his greatest hits, including “Hello,” “Endless Love,” “All Night Long,” plus the Commodores’ “Sail On,” “Easy Like Sunday Morning” and “Brick House.”.

Israeli woman wins Tokyo marathon in record time

Israeli athlete Lonah Chemtai Salpeter won the Tokyo Marathon women’s race in a record-breaking 2 hours, 17 minutes and 45 seconds. She beat her previous best by over two minutes and rose to sixth in the world all-time list.

Lifesaving runners run again

When running in the 2019 Dead Sea Marathon, Shachar David’s heart stopped, and he collapsed. MDA paramedic Meir Furmanski was running nearby and performed CPR to save Shachar’s life.  In this year’s Dead Sea Marathon, both Meir and Shachar ran side by side.

Israel’s Eurovision song contest entry

Israel’s entry to the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest is “Feker Libi”, or “My Beloved” in Amharic – the Ethiopian language spoken by the ancestors of 19-year-old Ethiopian-Israeli singer Eden Alene. Most of the song’s lyrics are in English, with some Hebrew, Arabic and Amharic.

Where to see Israel’s spring flowers

Thanks to abundant winter rains, many Israelis are outdoors admiring the fields of pink, purple, red and yellow made up of - kalanit (anemone), rakefet (cyclamen), narkis (narcissus), tourmus (lupine) and pereg (poppy). Some rare desert flowers haven’t bloomed for some 25 years.

Israeli cycling team races in UAE

The “Israel Start-Up Nation” cycling team made history by competing in the United Arab Emirates Tour, becoming the first Israeli team to participate in the Middle East’s top cycling race.

Things to do in Israel during March

March events include Lionel Richie concert, Purim Desert Carnival, InDNegev Purim Carnival, Lunar Purim, Fattal Rock Festival in Eilat, Jerusalem Marathon, Tel Aviv Mud Run and many more. See links for Purim events in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.