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BackStreet Boys are back, Guns & Roses returns to Tel Aviv, Music from Kyiv to Israel, and much more!

By Michael Ordman


Backstreet Boys are back

The Backstreet Boys will perform in Israel for the third time at Live Park in Rishon Lezion on 13th May. Their last sell-out concert at the same venue in 2018 was to 16.000 fans.

Guns & Roses

American hard rock hall of famers Guns N’ Roses. including Slash and Axl Rose, will be returning to Israel for a show at Park Hayarkon in Tel Aviv, on 5th Jun. Their previous concert at the same site in 2017 attracted some 60,000 fans.

Music from Kyiv to Israel

The Kyiv Virtuosi troupe brings classical music to Jerusalem, Haifa, Beersheba, Ness Ziona and Herzliya (Mar 4-10). They will perform works by Vivaldi, Grieg, De Falla and Isaac Albeniz. Also, Jewish Ukrainian composers including composer in residence Alexey Shor, who made Aliyah in 1991.

Why Israel is the most kid-friendly destination

I don’t normally include non-news articles, but this was too cute to leave out.

Swimming championships

The Israeli city of Netanya will host the World Aquatics Junior Swimming Championships (4 – 9 Sep). Over 600 promising young swimmers from 100+ national federations are expected to compete at the Wingate Institute – Israel’s National Centre for Physical Education and Sport.

“King” Solomon scores in the UK

Israel’s Manor Solomon scored twice in two games to earn consecutive wins for his UK Premier League soccer club Fulham. The Israeli midfielder is on loan from Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk. He escaped last year via Poland to Israel to evade the war in Ukraine.

Golden judokas

Israel’s Raz Hershko won gold in the 78kg women’s event at the Judo Grand Slam in Tel Aviv. The previous day, Israel’s Sagi Muki won the 81kg men’s event (see videos). Of the other Israelis, Tamar Malca won a silver and Timna Nelson Levy won a bronze.