Madarame Planetarium

The central Israeli city of Netanya dedicated a $3 million science and space center. The 11,000-square-foot Madarame Planetarium and Meditation Center was largely funded by Japanese businessman and philanthropist Rikoho Madarame, 79, who is described by city officials as an “Israel lover.”

Wix Israel, the Tel Aviv-based do-it-yourself website development company broadcast a stunning commercial featuring Kung Fu Panda during the Super Bowl, and Megadeth will perform in Israel in July.

2013 in Israel

From the economy to security to developments in the hi-tech industry and the beginning of natural gas sales, there was a lot to celebrate in Israel in 2013.

The beautiful, lively city of Netanya - known for its stunning beaches and bustling promenades - is one of Israel's most popular tourist resorts.