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June 2016 - page 3

Beach Art: Picasso in Bikini

in Life, Culture & Sports/Tourism & Nature

Nine reproductions of Picasso, Matisse, Renoir, Kandinsky and other famous painters are framing the beach promenade south of Bograshow street in Tel Aviv. The open air art gallery is a municipal initiative, in cooperation with the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Each of the paintings is briefly explained and made accessible for the whole family…

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Ride for the living in Auschwitz

in Life, Culture & Sports

The third Holocaust commemorative ‘Ride for the Living’ in Poland is about to become a huge success. While only 15 cyclists signed up for the first ride three years ago, last year’s ride listed 85 cyclists. This year, over 150 participants between 16 and 81 from eight countries are joining the 88 kilometre stretch from…

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Volkswagen invests $300m in Gett

in Economy & Innovation

Israeli much-praised startup company Gett (previously Get Taxi) raised $300 million from Europe’s largest carmaker Volkswagen. Volkswagen chairman Matthias Muller said, “Alongside our pioneering role in the automotive business, we aim to become one of the world’s leading mobility providers by 2025. Within the framework of our future Strategy 2025, the partnership with Gett marks…

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Israeli Films win in Cannes

in Life, Culture & Sports

Or Sinai’s drama ‘Anna’ won the first place in the Cinéfondation student film competition in Cannes while Asaph Polonsky won a Critics’ Week award for his comedy-drama ‘One Week and a Day’. Both films feature Evgenia Dudina as main actress. Sinai, who graduated from the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem, depicts a…

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Why I came to Israel

in Life, Culture & Sports/Monthly Report

Immigration to Israel is traditionally associated with Jews abroad. However, more and more non-Jewish people move to Israel – for love, for work or even simply out of passion for the country. Yet, in comparison to Jewish immigrants they are much less supported by the governmental immigration offices. We talked to four non-Jewish, German-speaking immigrants…

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