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The northern port city of Acre/Akko once served as the last stronghold of the crusaders in the Holy Land 1,000 years ago, and a unique event took place at Zedekiah’s Cave (also known as King Solomon’s Quarry) in Jerusalem where Israeli pianist Gil Shohat and singer Nurit Galron played the melodies of Chopin.

By: Michael Ordman

 

CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORT

Acre – history meets vibrant cuisine

The northern port city of Acre/Akko once served as the last stronghold of the crusaders in the Holy Land 1,000 years ago. Today it attracts not only history buffs, but many who enjoy the old city’s culinary scene, from traditional handmade hummus to Middle Eastern fusion cuisine.

Music in a Jerusalem cave

A unique event took place at Zedekiah’s Cave (also known as King Solomon’s Quarry) in Jerusalem. Hundreds of Jerusalem residents and visitors were treated to Israeli pianist Gil Shohat and singer Nurit Galron as the melodies of Chopin reverberated from the stone walls.
http://www.baltimorejewishlife.com/news/news-detail.php?SECTION_ID=37&ARTICLE_ID=68413
http://rjstreets.com/2015/12/29/more-piano-like-you-would-never-imagine/

Israel is the place for puppet theatre

The annual International Puppet Theatre Festival in Jerusalem is the biggest in the country. Here is an enchanting new video of the 2015 festival.

Daily Israeli TV News in English

You can now watch a daily newscast from Israel in English – a morning brief and a daily roundup. It claims to broadcast “fair, honest, real, true televised news” with “no slant, no political agenda, just the news”.

http://www.iltv.tv/

Miss Israel is full of surprises

She didn’t win Miss Universe but Avigail Alfatov (Miss Israel) has won Israel’s Youth Fencing Championship seven times and hopes to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She currently works in computer security whilst serving in the Israeli Air Force. Prior to that she was a volunteer for Akim, the charity that supports those with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/meet-miss-israel/
http://www.missuniverse.com/members/profile/662835/year:2015

Record points for Israeli hoops star

Israeli basketball star Omri Casspi scored a career best of 36 points for Sacramento Kings, including a team record nine 3-pointers. But his team still lost 122-103 to NBA champions Golden State Warriors.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/omri-casspi-scores-career-high-in-loss-to-nba-champs/

 

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