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SHARON HAREL-COHEN (left) and Maya Amsellem.
Meet the WestEnd girls behind ‘Valley of Tears’
The Warner Bros logo is seen during the annual MIPCOM television programme market in Cannes, France, October 14, 2019.
Warner Bros to stream next year's movies while they are in theaters
By REUTERS
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Jerusalem Film Festival to light up the Hanukkah season
SIX-YEAR-OLD Dareen, from Silwan in east Jerusalem, gets a lesson in Palestinian national identity.
Children’s hope of a better future
Getting away with the Israeli Land Rover Club
By AMI YACHIN
JEFF KOONS at Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Tel Aviv Museum of Art reopens
STEVE CARELL and Rose Byrne from ‘Irresistible’ by Jon Stewart.
The Jerusalem Film Festival will light up the Hanukkah season
Israeli psychic Uri Geller poses for photographers in Cologne
Uri Geller allows Pokemon to release Kadabra trading cards
Yadin Gellman and Joy Rieger shooting a scene from Avi Nesher’s ‘Portrait of Victory.’
Celebrating a ‘Portrait of Victory’ for Israeli cinema
Actors playing Alice, Jack, David and Peter in Come Away
Peter Pan-Alice mashup is lovely – but not fully grown
By MOIRA MACDONALD
Richard Paley plays on a modern bassoon
Bassoon - love at first sound
By BASIA MONKA
ONE OF Elena Kunin’s doll creations.
New art exhibit shows the world within dolls
By MAXIM REIDER
A VIEW OF the eclectic Joseph Bau House Museum in Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv's Joseph Bau House Museum struggles to stay open
AVISHAI COHEN
Avishai Cohen’s fans choose their favorite songs
By GUNDULA MADELEINE TEGTMEYER
Jerusalem in purple
Jerusalem will light up in purple for people with disabilities
By OMRI RON
Some of the participants in Sigdiada.
Ethiopian arts festival Sigdiada endures online
GABRIEL CHMURA
Israeli-Polish conductor Gabriel Chmura dies at 74
Rebbeca Carmi, Winner of the Life's Work award for improving Israeli life in the field of medicine
Winners announced for 2020 Landau awards despite coronavirus pandemic
By OMRI RON
Street libraries around and throughout Israel
Finding English books in Israel gets easier every day
By Rivkah Lambert Adler
DAVID GROSSMAN (left) and Joshua Sobol.
Isra-Drama promotes international cooperation through Israeli theater
BETTE MIDLER
Bette Midler and Hans Zimmer to appear with Israel Philharmonic
By NERIA BARR
‘MAGIC’ CLEANING sponges served as a useful raw material for some of Inbal Hoffman’s creations.
Appreciating art from home
Hadas Pal-Yarden
Bringing Ladino music back to life
Gabriel Palatchi
The Jerusalem Jazz Globus Festival returns
FRENCH COMEDY great Louis De Funes stars in ‘L’Aile ou la Cuisse?’ (‘The Leg or the Thigh?’)
Oh La La French Comedy fest begins November 22
John Benjamin Hickey (right) and Niv Nissim are set to star in the Tel Aviv-based film Sublet from Israeli director Eytan Fox
‘Asia,’ ‘Here We Are’ among films to compete at Jerusalem Film Festival
People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Youtube logo
Coronavirus brings the Jazz Globus Festival to YouTube
SALMAN SCHOCKEN
Salman Schocken documentary premiers on Wednesday
HADAS PAL-YARDEN
Ladino music heads online in this year's Oud Festival
Larry Frisch
Larry Frisch: A man who lived life to the full, dead at 91
A PHOTO FROM ‘Echo’ by Maksymilian Rigamonti.
A map to a world that no longer exists
By NERIA BARR
A SHOT from the film ‘Golda’.
National Library's Docu.Text film festival goes online
Chorus member and opera singer Joshua Rona
Israeli Opera chorus fights back against proposed layoffs
Zodiac clock
Horoscopes for Hodesh Kislev 5781/2020 - November 17-December 15
By LORELAI KUDE
A SCENE FROM ‘Resistance’ with Jesse Eisenberg (center).
Jesse Eisenberg to 'Post': New film is a story of salvation, not revenge
Outdoor performance of the Vertigo Dance Company by the Suzanne Dellal Centre on June 30.
Third age women dance in Suzanne Dellal Center to bring back culture
US PRESIDENT Bill Clinton watches prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat shake hands after signing the Oslo I Accord, at the White House in Washington on September 13, 1993.
HBO adapts Tony Award-winning play about peace accords, into new film
By CURT SCHLEIER/JTA
WORKS BY Martin Parr: Bethlehem, 1995, (left) and Auchan hypermarket, Calais, France, 1988.
Virtual Photo Is:Rael Festival explore objective reality in photography
'Africa'
Ophir Awards to be given out on Friday
VETERAN OUD player and violinist Prof. Taiseer Elias fronts a tribute to the great divas of Egyptian music
21st Jerusalem International Oud Festival - 21 years ago today
BELGIUM-BORN David Frankel, guitarist and Ohalecha musical director, ‘fell deeply in love’ with Israel
The Journey Through Music History: Celebrating music in Jerusalem
By BEN BRESKY
LGBT RIGHTS activists take part in a pride parade in Mexico City in 2009
‘Glamour Boys’: When an LGBT group of British MPs foresaw Hitler’s threat
By HUGO GREENHALGH
ISRAELI SINGER Anat Efraty plays the role of the diarist in the opera ‘The Anne Frank Diary’ at the Austrian parliament, 1998
Facebook and Anne Frank: New take paints famous diary with 2020 vision
By AYELET RAYMOND
RABBI ISRAEL MEIR LAU, one of the interviewees in ISResilience, (right) touches the hand of Pope Benedict XVI at Yad Vashem in 2009.
ISResilience: Resilience as an inherent element of the Israeli psyche
SOUVENIRS ON offer at the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), Florence, Italy
Memories: Some things are worth more than money
‘Face it’ handbag, designed by Kobi Levy.
Kobi Levi pivots creativity to coronavirus-themed handbag collection
By SARAH BEN-NUN
SPANISH SOCIOPOLITICAL-LEANING artist Santiago Sierra’s ‘NO Tarpaulin’ is designed to irk and move the public
Open Skies - Tel Aviv exhibition aims to reimagine the perception of art
STILLS FROM the films ‘Here We Are’ (left) and ‘Asia.’ The winner of the Best Picture award will go on to become Israel’s official selection for consideration for a Best International Feature Oscar nomination.
Ophir Awards to be given out Friday
John Benjamin Hickey (right) and Niv Nissim are set to star in the Tel Aviv-based film Sublet from Israeli director Eytan Fox
Eytan Fox’s ‘Sublet’ to open 37th Jerusalem Film Festival
Japanese Ambassador Koichi Aiboshi (left), President Reuven Rivlin, and Haifa Mayor Einat Kalisch Rotem at the President’s residence, November 9, 2020.
Japan, Japan
Alex Trebek, host of the game show ‘Jeopardy!,’ poses with his Emmy Award at the 33rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Hollywood in 2006.
Alex Trebek: Trivia celebrant
By SHELDON FREEDMAN
A scene from the film ‘A Call to Spy.’
Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival to light up screens with great movies
 ARTIST INBAL Hoffman talks about her installation-based offering ‘Mundane Heights.’
Israel Museum goes remote for exhibit at Ticho House
AVIV ALUSH in ‘Valley of Tears.’
War stories told in coronavirus shadow captivate captive Israeli audience
JESSE EISENBERG in ‘Resistance.’
Coronavirus moves Jerusalem Jewish Film Fest online
A SCENE from ‘Another Round.’
Arava film fest offers drive-in movie screenings
38 Olim land in Israel as part of a Nefesh B’Nefesh Group Aliyah Flight
Nominations open for 2021 Sylvan Adams Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize
NIR BERGMAN’S ‘Here We Are.’
Nir Bergman film wins Audience Award at French film fest
The Paris Legion get ready to battle the London Royal Ravens during the Call of Duty League Launch Weekend at The Armory.
Iran to send gamers to Israel for international e-sports competition
Sean Connery as James Bond in the 1960s.
Sean Connery – cool, sexy and unflappable
Pasta and cheese pizza quiche
Italian food week in Israel moves online during coronavirus pandemic
The movie poster for ‘Kiss Me Kosher.’
TLVFest, Israel’s LGBT film festival, goes online
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Shlomi Shabat, Israeli singer, reflects on battle with COVID-19
By SARAH BEN-NUN
HUGH GRANT and Nicole Kidman in ‘The Undoing.’
War, women and Borat: What's new to watch during the coronavirus pandemic
Yitzhak Rabin visits with Stephen M. Flatow.
Rabin family opens private archive for TV series
Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem
An artifact exodus in the Museum of Islamic Art
The 'Momentum' installation by Nardeen Srouji takes a 3D staccato look at timekeeping
Time is in the limelight at Museum for Islamic Art exhibition
Meir Shalev
Esau, An Israeli film based on a biblical sibling rivalry - Watch
By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
Jack Baxter (center) accepts the 'Prix de l’Espoir’ (Prize of Hope) award at the closing ceremony of the 6th International Human Rights Film Festival of Tunis in February.
Award-winning documentary ‘The Last Sermon’ set for digital release
By THE MEDIA LINE
Israeli children in second grade (7 - 8 years old) using computers in a class room during a lesson at the "Janusz Korczak" school  in Jerusalem. May 17, 2011.
BIGI streaming platform for kids launches in Israel
Bimkom is objecting to a new master plan for Abu Ghosh.
Live from Abu Ghosh, it’s the orchestra
Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem
A last-minute reprieve for Islamic Museum auction
A church from the Byzantine period dating to around 400 CE discovered in the Banias Springs Nature Reserve.
Byzantine church discovered in Banyas nature reserve
Adi Bity
19-year-old pop singer blamed for sustaining rape culture by MK
1700-year-old Greek inscription in Golan has same name as modern-day village
1,700-year-old Greek inscription in Golan bears same name as village today
Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach
Local disciples honor Carlebach on his 26th yahrzeit
Nearly 400 people from Israel and Sudan participated in the online competition, October 22, 2020.
Israelis and Sudanese promote solidarity and peace through game of chess
Ganit Goldstein’s 3D design, made of 100% recycled materials, presented at the exhibition
Israeli designer launches 3D-printed virtual reality fashion exhibition
Documentation of the working process including: a screenshot of a photo by Dan Robert Lahiani, a filmstill of a video by Adina Camhy and a satellite image of an abandoned quarry, Mitzpe Ramon (Google Maps), Adina Camhy and Dan Robert Lahiani, 2020
Jerusalem's Manofim Festival takes to Zoom for 2020
PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu, Jewish Agency head Natan Sharansky (second from right) and Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein with actor Michael Douglas, receiving the 2015 Genesis Prize in Jerusalem.
Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and My People
By GLENN C. ALTSCHULER
Inside Ticho House, 2015
Examining the work and legacy of Anna Ticho
By CHARLES TICHO
THE ISRAELI Vocal Ensemble.
Vocal tasters and testers: 23 Israeli Music Festival to go online
This Week in History: Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal retires
Reprisal of Simon Wiesenthal play streams online
By TOM TUGEND/JTA
Lev Poem daycare initiative for children of healthcare staff working during the coronavirus pandemic
You could be in Israeli star Hanan Ben-Ari's new music video
A scene from ‘Dear Comrades,’ being screened at the Arava Film Festival.
Arava Int’l Film Festival announces November program
Gal Gadot replacing Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra
Gal Gadot replaces Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra in clip
The Tel Aviv Opera House.
For the Israeli Opera, the show must go on
Zodiac clock
Horoscopes for Hodesh Heshvan 5781/2020 (October 18-November 16)
By LORELAI KUDE
Actor Gal Gadot arrives to attend the National Board of Review awards gala in New York, U.S., January 9, 2018
Majority of Arab News poll respondents happy Gal Gadot will play Cleopatra
Nuphar on this week's cover of La-Isha.
Celebrating life and womanhood: Eylon Nuphar
By SARAH BEN-NUN
The 66th "Speedo" Swim.
The latest coronavirus culture cancellation: Kinneret Swim
By SARAH BEN-NUN
THE EIN HAROD Art Museum.
Will museums be forced to sell collections to stay afloat?
A SCENE from ‘Valley of Tears.’ Right, co-creator and co-writer Daniel Amsel.
Israeli TV series peers into the Yom Kippur War's ‘Valley of Tears’
GAL GADOT at the May premiere of ‘Wonder Woman,’ in Los Angeles. Does Israel really need hasbara?
Gal Gadot teaches Hebrew in Vanity Fair interview
ON PURIM, instead of hauling heavy supplies, Netanya’s wagon drivers donned costumes and decorated horses and wagons. Pictured: Eliahu Parobic (left), who provided fun-filled rides for families.
Looking back on a happy childhood in Netanya
By SARAH HERSHENSON
A scene from the new Israeli TV series ‘Valley of Tears.’
HBO buys the rights to the Israeli series ‘Valley of Tears’
Keret and choreographer Inbal Pinto on the set while filming the video dance inspired by the story ‘Outside.’
Writing to fight the inertia: Etgar Keret finds inspiration in coronavirus
Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman 1984
Gal Gadot to appear on 'Vanity Fair’s' November cover
Ancient two-shekel weight
Ancient two-shekel weight discovered near Western Wall
A SCENE from ‘Til Kingdom Come.’
IDFA film festival to show Israeli documentary
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