Genesis Prize-winner Itzhak Perlman has said he will donate his $1m prize money to music education and helping people with disabilities; Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren was in Israel to host the Genesis Prize, and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORT
Itzhak Perlman donates his $1 million Genesis Prize
Genesis Prize-winner Itzhak Perlman has said he will donate his $1m prize money to music education and helping people with disabilities. The Israeli-American violinist, was awarded the ‘Jewish Nobel’ for his accomplishments as a musician, teacher and advocate for the disabled.
Helen Mirren sings Israel’s praises again
Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren was in Israel to host the Genesis Prize. And she had some more nice things to say about this country of ours.
Jerusalem park to go hi-tech
40-acre Gan Sacher is Jerusalem’s largest public park. Built in 1963, it is to be made safer and greener. The upgrade includes smart lighting, new irrigation, photovoltaic panels, electric bike and smart phone charging stations, park-wide public Wi-Fi and … a coffee shop.
News from Israel
Israel News Talk Radio (INTR) is a new online radio station for Israeli news and talk programming in English. It says it provides an inside voice on what is happening on the ground in Israel and is committed to candid and straightforward reporting of Israeli news, events and current affairs.
The third annual Whisky Live Israel show will take place on June 29-30 at the Avigdor Complex Tel Aviv, with more than 250 different whiskies from all around the globe.
68 facts about Israel
I don’t normally publish these, but it is a particularly entertaining video.
LA Dodgers sign up Israeli
The Los Angeles Dodgers is the first Major League Baseball (MLB) team to sign an Israeli citizen to a contract. Pitcher Dean Kremer was drafted by the San Diego Padres last year, but did not sign with them. Kremer played for Israel in the 2014 European Championships.
Gymnasts win Euro gold
Israel’s rhythmic gymnastics team won the gold medal in the clubs and hoops category at the European Championships in Holon, Israel. The team also won a silver medal for its ribbon routine, and the bronze in the all-around competition.
Gymnast wins World Cup gold medal
Israeli gymnast Alex Shatilov claimed a gold medal in his final event before the Rio Olympics, finishing in first place in the floor final at the World Challenge Cup competition in Anadia, Portugal.
Israeli wins air rifle bronze
Israel’s Sergey Richter won a bronze medal in the 10-meter air rifle competition at the World Cup event in Baku, Azerbaijan. Iranian Hossein Bagheri, who won the silver medal, didn’t show up for the medal ceremony but shook Richter’s hand off camera.
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