Rami Kleinstein music video 'Winds of War' ( Hebrew)
In planning the May 10 celebratory "Israel at 60" megaconcert for Hollywood's Kodak Theatre, the producers went down the A-list of Jewish celebrities, requesting their presence at what is hoped to be the grandest celebration in Los Angeles of Israel's 60th year of independence.
Israel is turning 60, but few here in the Jewish State seem in the mood to crack open the champagne.
Israelis are still gloomy about the country's perceived failures in the 2006 war with Hezbollah in Lebanon, and every day brings fresh reminders that no solution has been found for the growing problem of cross-border rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.
In 1886, Naphtali Herz Imber, an English poet originally from Bohemia, wrote the words to Israel's national anthem, "Hatikvah." Samuel Cohen, an immigrant from Moldavia, wrote the melody
t's not Jets and Sharks, nor Bloods and Crips, but . . .
Two Israeli cliques somehow manage to 'just get along' in this hiphop music video from rappers Gad Elbaz and Alon de Loco
"We're missing the MTV Awards for this because we feel it's a very important 'cause ... this is the Holy Land," said Fergie. It was the Black Eyed Peas' second concert in Israel, having performed in Tel Aviv last summer. But it was their first time performing in Jerusalem, where they headlined Jerusalem Rocks! a nonprofit international music festival celebrating peace and unity.
Snake Fish in hit Israeli music video 'The Sticker Song' now with English subtitles
Subliminal and Israeli hip-hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari:"Adon Olam, Ad Matai? -- God Almighty, how much longer?"
In Israel, no one wants to be a friar -- a sucker, a patsy, a flunky, a tool.
It's the Israeli equivalent of the Chinese never wanting to lose face. And in Israel, this primary motivation explains much of the country's machismo -- and perhaps even its political situation.
7 Days in the Arts
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