A ship on the Dead Sea

Three 100-year-old anchors have been discovered in land exposed by the receding Dead Sea. Their pattern identifies them as belonging to a sailboat from the 1920s.

Pioneers in the Negev desert

Ramat HaNegev is home to some 8200 Israelis. 24 farms attract tourists from all over Israel. It is an ideal, safe family vacation experience during the coronavirus crisis.

Whales off Israeli coast

Two sperm whales, a mother and a calf, were spotted 4.3 miles off of the Israeli coast for the first time since Israel’s Marine Mammal Center began its research in 1993.

Amazon buys On the Spectrum

Amazon Studios has bought the format to Israeli-made “On the Spectrum,” a half-hour comedy-drama series about three roommates with varying levels of autism. The Israeli show won nine Ophir Awards, Israel’s top honor for TV and movies, in March 2019. The Amazon version is yet to be named.

Apple buys Tehran

The new drama series "Tehran,” by Israel's public broadcaster Kan has been sold to Apple in what the corporation calls "one of the largest deals in the Israeli industry”. The show is one of the first foreign productions purchased for subscribers of the Apple TV+ video streaming service.

Universal Music opens in Israel

Universal Music Group, one of the largest music corporations in the United States, has become first major American music label to open a branch in Israel. UMG Israel will be based in Tel Aviv and is said to be engaging in the industry’s strategy of seeking to develop and sign foreign talent.

New TV series connects kids with nature

The new TV show Zormim (Hebrew for flowing) is an educational mini-series that promotes Israel’s many rivers and streams and their fascinating ecosystems. It helps connect Israeli youth and the environment - especially important during this time of home isolation due to Covid-19.

Photographing the Holy Land

Photographers , and have captured many beautiful and inspirational images of Israel. Click on the links below to view some of their classic photos.

Biggest record deal for an Israeli

Nineteen-year-old Noa Kirel is currently serving in the IDF. Meanwhile, she has just signed a contract worth millions of dollars with US company Atlantic Records. Coincidentally, she recently released a single on Youtube entitled “Million Dollar”. It has already received 2.7 million views.

A boar ate my homework

As reported previously, the coronavirus lockdown has encouraged wild animals to take to the streets.  In Haifa, the son of Israeli basketball player Ido Kozikaro had a good excuse for not being able to do his homework – a wild boar had eaten it! Luckily, he had video evidence.