Jerusalem Light Festival in the Old City, June 2017. (Hadas Parush/Flash90) (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
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10th annual Jerusalem Light Festival takes place June 27-July 5; 62 Israeli companies develop solutions to problems “that threaten to end life or materially degrade the quality of life”; Hollywood celebrates Israel’s 70th birthday, and much more!

By: Michael Ordman

CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORT

More about “Solution Nation”

I reported previously (13th May) on David Wanetick’s book “Solution Nation” describing 62 Israeli companies developing solutions to problems “that threaten to end life itself or materially degrade the quality of life.” This Israel21c article features 10 companies from the book.

https://www.israel21c.org/10-incredible-israeli-firms-that-are-transforming-lives-worldwide/

10 Tony awards for Israeli-based musical

“The Band’s Visit,” based on an Israeli film won 2018 Tony Awards for Best musical, book, score, direction of a musical, lighting design, orchestration and sound design. Members of the cast won Best actor in a musical, Best actress in a musical and Best featured actor in a musical.

https://www.jta.org/2018/06/10/top-headlines/israeli-american-actor-wins-tony-bands-visit

Miss Iraq visits Israel

Miss Iraq 2017 Sarah Idan is visiting Israel, where she has been warmly received as a cultural hero. She again met Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, with whom she had shared a selfie that generated controversy in her country. https://worldisraelnews.com/visiting-jerusalem-miss-iraq-is-embraced-by-israelis/

https://www.timesofisrael.com/visiting-jerusalem-miss-iraq-embraced-by-israelis-praised-for-bravery/

Hollywood celebrates Israel’s 70th birthday

Israeli Consul General Sam Grundwerg held “Hollywood Salutes Israel,” – a private VIP reception for 700 guests at Universal Studios in Hollywood to celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday. Stars included Barbra Streisand, Robert de Niro, Michael Douglas, Bill Maher, and Gal Gadot.

https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Stars-come-out-in-Hollywood-to-celebrate-Israels-70th-anniversary-559675

Jerusalem Lights Festival

The 10th annual Jerusalem Lights Festival (June 27 – July 5) combines the magical atmosphere of the Old City with innovative and challenging art. Wander through the picturesque alleyways viewing the fascinating light displays and huge video projections on the buildings and walls.

http://www.lightinjerusalem.org.il/index.php?langpage=eng

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