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Harper’s Bazaar says Israel should be number eight on your list as a vacation destination; The Tel Aviv Blues festival attracted some of the finest musicians from all over Israel; 17-year-old Israeli motorcyclist Gev Teddy Sella won the 12-day, 6,500km Africa Eco Race, and much more.

CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORT

The 8th best place to visit

America’s first fashion magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, says Israel should be number eight on your list as a vacation destination. The magazine states, “Don’t be fooled; its vibrant culture, phenomenal food scene, historic landmarks, beaches and endlessly impressive hotels are too much of a draw to ignore.”
http://nocamels.com/2017/01/harpers-bazaar-best-travel-2017/
http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/travel-dining/g8354/travel-destinations-2017/

Israeli blues – Israel’s best-kept secret

The Tel Aviv Blues festival, in the heart of south Tel Aviv, attracted some of the finest blues musicians from all over Israel. At the local “Tsuzamen” venue, Moshe Beauford played as guest violin with featured band Oded Weiss & Peripherya.
http://israelseen.com/2017/01/16/moshe-beauford-blues-israels-best-kept-secret/
https://www.youtube.com/embed/xvkhNgG6JV0?rel=0

Israeli youth wins Africa Eco Race

17-year-old Israeli motorcyclist Gev Teddy Sella won the 12-day, 6,500km Africa Eco Race.  He beat experienced drivers racing motorcycles, SUVS and trucks through Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal, plus the harsh Sahara Desert, whilst navigating by guidebook.
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=39589

Rod Stewart is coming to Israel

Legendary Rock Superstar Rod Stewart will be “sailing” again into Israel when he performs on June 14 2017 in the Yarkon Park Tel Aviv.  The video is of his 2010 concert in Israel.
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Rod-Stewart-announces-concert-in-Tel-Aviv-this-Summer-478718
https://www.youtube.com/embed/UjZNH6HUOGw?rel=0

Blind golfer is world champion again

I wrote previously (twice) about Israel’s Zohar Sharon – one of the best known blind golfers in the world. He recently won his sixth (bi-annual) International Blind Golf Association tournament.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/this-blind-israeli-golfer-is-a-world-champ/2017/01/15/098e3431-ff4e-4cb9-a08d-457f8f195b65_story.html?utm_term=.65d42c510677

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