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This week from Israel

By Noga Gur-Arieh

July 29, 2013 | 12:38 pm

A Nazi themed café. In 2013

The Soldaten Kaffee ("The Soldiers' Café"), named after the popular hangout for soldiers in Germany and occupied Paris during World War II, is all... read on

  • When Roger Waters crossed the line

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 26, 2013 | 10:30 am

    Roger Waters is a passionate anti-Israeli advocate. The former Pink Floyd frontman constantly criticize the Israeli government, and is one of the main voices of the BDS movement, calling musicians to boycott Israel. Last Saturday, however, Waters crossed the thin line between... read on

  • Skeptical yet hopeful- the days after Kerry’s announcement

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 22, 2013 | 6:03 am

    Kerry's announcement on Friday surely drew everybody's attention. It came out of nowhere. While the people of Israel were sitting on their couches, loosening their belts after their Shabbat dinners, and glancing at their Smartphones, it suddenly hit us- the negotiation is being... read on

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 21, 2013 | 5:02 am

    Maccabiah 2013- here we go!

    On Thursday, the 19th Maccabiah games (or: the Jewish Olympics) began with a spectacular opening ceremony, held in Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem. Around 32,000 packed the stands, as thousands of Jewish athletes from 77 countries marched around the stadium... read on

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  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 19, 2013 | 5:22 am

    Ha'Dorbanim is an Israeli band, formed in 1999, and changed the face of Israeli music. The band created a fun Israeli disco-funk-rock style, and was known as the band who "brought disco back." The band broke up in 2009, right after the release of their third studio album.

    In... read on

  • BDS becomes law in the EU: Why the European Union’s boycott of Israeli products is wrong

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 17, 2013 | 6:03 am

    According to a new guideline adopted by the European Union, contracts between EU member states and Israel must include a clause stating that east Jerusalem and the West Bank are not part of the State of Israel and therefore not part of the contract. This means that any cooperation,... read on

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 15, 2013 | 5:33 am

    One place, endless possibilities

    Have you checked the new Israel Tourism Ministry's mini-website? Under the slogan "One place, endless possibilities," the Tourism Ministry is marketing Israel as an international conference hub. The new mini-website describes Israel as a unique... read on

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 12, 2013 | 5:55 am

    The Matchmaker (in Hebrew: "Pa'am Haiti"/ "Once I was,") is a 2010 Israeli film,  directed and produced by Avi Nesher and starring Tuval Shafir, Maya Dagan, Adir Miller and many other well- known Israeli actors. It premiered as an official selection at the 2010 Toronto... read on

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