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Gay Pride from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

in Life, Culture & Sports

Gay Pride month is taking place around the world, and Israel is abuzz with rainbow flags and shows of love. The annual Jerusalem Pride Parade took place on Thursday, June 6, where over 10,000 people showed to support equality and LGBTQ rights in Israel’s complex capital city. Marchers were accompanied by about 2,500 police officers,…

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SodaStream hosts Ramadan meal for Arab and Jewish workers

in Economy & Innovation/Life, Culture & Sports

Two thousand SodaStream employees and families, Arab and Jewish, gathered on Monday evening to honor breaking the fast of Ramadan, an epic attempt to nurture an “island of peace” amidst the sea of conflict in the Middle East. The celebration took place in SodaStream’s Rahat factory, marking the end of the 40-day fast that practicing…

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Shalva Band Adds to a Successful Eurovision

in Life, Culture & Sports

Eurovision is over yet its waves are still running through the current of Israel. After a successful week of music, cheer and a beautifully driven quality production, Israel has proven it can manage an event of high scale. While Netherlands won the final vote, one special interval act seemed to capture the hearts of many…

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Israel is Pumped Up for Eurovision

in Tourism & Nature

With last year’s win by Netta Barzilai, Israel is laying out the blue, white, and orange carpet for Eurovision officials, artists and guests. The kickoff ceremony was hosted on Sunday evening at a crowded Habima Square, and “Dare to Dream” is the theme running through the veins of the now buzzing Eurovision Village. The village …

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Jerusalem Writer’s Festival Gathers Culture Community

in Life, Culture & Sports

For the seventh year in a row, the annual Jerusalem Writer’s Festival is taking place in Mishkenot Sha’ananim Culture Center from May 12 – 16. The center overlooks the Old City, and is in proximity to other cultural landmarks, hosting various events, such as The First Station and Tmol Shilshom Café. An international mix of publishing professionals,…

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