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  • Helping Nigeria, winning the Euroleague cup, news from Hollywood and more… This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 19, 2014 | 11:35 am

    Lending a hand to Nigeria

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has accepted Israel’s offer of help in rescuing some 200 schoolgirls captured in April by members of the Islamist terror organization Boko Haram. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Jonathan: “We are ready to help...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 9, 2012 | 11:30 pm

    When Osher Grencel found out she was pregnant, she decided she wanted to remember every little bit of the process of her becoming a mother for the first time. Her husband, Tomer, had the most original idea. He decided to use his editing, writing and directing skills to create an...

  • Dozens arrested in alleged Eurovision terror plot

    May 30, 2012 | 3:33 pm

    A group of terrorists planned to stage attacks in Baku during the Eurovision Song Contest, including targeting the Azerbaijan hotel where the Israeli contestants were staying.

    Azerbaijan’s security minister said Wednesday that police had arrested about 40 suspects in the planned...

  • Israel fails to qualify for Eurovision finals

    May 22, 2012 | 4:17 pm

    Israel failed to advance to the Eurovision Song Competition final for the second consecutive year.

    The eclectic band Izabo performed the song “Time” on Tuesday in the first semifinal of the competition, held this year in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Israeli Broadcasting Authority had...

  • Turkish Jews celebrate country’s Eurovision pick, but singer would prefer quiet about his religion

    January 18, 2012 | 10:15 am

    Turkey’s Jews are pleased as can be that for the first time, a Jew will be representing their country at the Eurovision song contest.

    But the singer, Can Bonomo, isn’t exactly trumpeting his accomplishment - at least not the Jewish part.

    “We would like to inform that Mr. Can Bonomo...

  • Jewish singer is Turkey’s pick for Eurovision

    January 11, 2012 | 10:32 am

    A Jewish singer will represent Turkey at the Eurovision song contest.

    Can Bonomo of Izmir was Turkey’s pick for the annual songfest, Zaman’s online edition reported Tuesday. This year’s contest will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan, in May.

    EuroVisionary, a Eurovision fan site,...

  • Dana International is Israel’s choice for Eurovision

    March 9, 2011 | 10:22 am

    Transgender pop diva Dana International will represent Israel at this year’s Eurovision song contest.

    The Israeli music star won the chance to sing the Hebrew and English song “Ding Dong,” written by Zvika Pik, during a contest Tuesday night broadcast on Israeli television, where...

  • Israel requests Eurovision slot

    September 21, 2010 | 12:58 pm

    Israel has been automatically slotted in the second semifinal of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest since the first falls on Israeli Memorial Day.

    The semifinal slots are allocated by a special drawing, which will be held in January.

    Israel would have withdrawn from the contest if it had not been assured of the May 12 semifinal.

    Israel withdrew in 1980 and 1984 because the contest conflicted with the observance of its Memorial Day, or Yom Hazikaron.

  • Rita, Israel’s reigning diva,  plays intimate evening in L.A.

    By  Orit Arfa

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The Rita show in Rio de Janeiro this February
    Only Rita could have pulled it off. Her famous "One" concert was the first time any Israeli recording artist has attempted such an extravagant, multimedia performance. With its crew of 50 tumbling dancers, grandiose costumes,...
  • MUSIC VIDEO: Teapacks—‘Push the Button’ (Eurovision entry)

    March 7, 2007 | 9:15 pm

    Quirky Israeli rockers TEAPACKS are this year’s official contestants in the 2007 Eurovision song contest and controversy is already brewing over the political nature of their entry “Push the Button.”

  • Jerusalem

    By Amy Klein

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "A voice from the heavens/

    Carries down to the whole world/

    The angel is crying above/

    Lamenting his son's image."

    Israeli countertenor David D'or might be singing about himself in the ethereal song, "A Voice From the Heavens." With a three-and-a-half-octave range, the crossover pop...

  • Opinion

    By Avi Davis

    June 18, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Avi Davis is president of Israel Development Group, a business consultancy, in Beverly Hills. He and his family own a home in Safed, Israel. Senior columnist Marlene Adler Marks will return July 3.