Israeli Wonder Woman returns

Israeli actress Gal Gadol is back in her superhero role in Wonder Woman 1984 which is scheduled to be released on 2nd October. She also stars in a remake of Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile.

Save the Arts, Yay!

STAY (Save The Arts Yay) performing arts benefit in Tel Aviv on Oct 1st will feature some of Israel's top comedic and musical performers. They include Yohay Sponder, Lioz Shem Tov, Kandi Abelson, Chaya Lev, Grant and Daniella Crankshaw from Center Stage and many more. Hosted by Mike Kroll.

Perfect Play at Chelsea FC.

Top British soccer club Chelsea has launched the Perfect Play soccer training app. Israel’s Coach-AI developed the app’s virtual coach in labs in Germany and Israel. The technology helps soccer players improve skills based on professional knowledge from the Chelsea FC Academy.

On with the show

Even during a pandemic, in Jerusalem the show must go on. Western Wall prayers meet Covid limits; nature trails are popular; construction continues; IPO musicians and Rock school students perform outdoors; the Tower of David show is sold out and several festivals are scheduled to go ahead.

What’s Up at Center Stage

Last week’s On-Cue interview at Israel’s theater for English speakers featured comics Lenny Ravich and Mike Kroll . Tonight (Aug 23 noon EDT) see "The Wandering Israeli" Elad Shippony with Aaron Scheer of "The Daily Freier". Coffee Club on Aug 26 features Keep Olim in Israel.

Israeli team gears up for Tour de France

Israeli cyclist Guy Niv tells I24 News how Israel’s Startup Nation cycling team is preparing for its first Tour de France.  Meanwhile, top Canadian cyclist Michael Woods has just signed with the Israeli team to join Chris Froome, who has won the race 4 times.

Sail-in movies

We all know about “drive-in” movies. Now Tel Aviv is launching Israel’s first “sail-in” movies. From Aug 22-28, an open-air cinema at the boating lake in Hayarkon Park will show 8 movies to DigiTel Resident Card holders, floating in 70 boats at least two meters apart in front of a large screen.

Beyoncé wears Israeli outfits for “Black is King”

Beyoncé’s visual album Black is King features the mega star wearing Israeli designed clothes. They include those of two established Israeli designers – Alon Livne and Shahar Avnet, plus recent Shenkar College graduate Avy Amram.

The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem

Israel’s Yes Studios has begun production of a new period drama “the Beauty Queen of Jerusalem”. Set in early to mid-20th century Jerusalem, the “colorful, passionate and tragic series interwoven with Judeo-Spanish traditions…” stars actors from Israeli successes “Fauda” and “Shtisel”.

Israeli hikes based on the 12 tribes

Brothers Marcus and Emilio Cohen formed Shevet Haaretz (Tribes of Israel) to take groups across Israel on the first day (Rosh Chodesh) of each month of the year. Not only do they enjoy the scenery but on each hike, they also learn the history of one of the Biblical tribes.