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  • Selena Gomez to Howard Stern, celebs share opinions on Gaza in tweets and rants

    August 5, 2014 | 11:11 am

    What do Madonna, Javier Bardem and Rihanna have in common?

    Aside from talent and many millions of dollars, they’ve all waded into the maelstrom of public debate over the Gaza conflict — and then had to extricate themselves when the going got tough.

    For almost as long as the...

  • Artists without borders. Or facts.

    August 2, 2014 | 2:46 pm

    I am an Israeli, I am an American, and I am an artist. As such, the following topic is especially irritating to me. As the war in Gaza breaks yet again, we have seen an influx of artists and celebrities chipping in with their personal two cents. It can come in the shape  of Javier...

  • Do Jews in Hollywood silence Palestinian sympathizers?

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 29, 2014 | 11:47 am

    Last week, an L.A.-based correspondent for BBC World Service emailed me to ask for an interview.

    “I am working on an article about the conflict in Gaza, and why Hollywood has remained mostly silent on this issue,” he wrote. “I saw the story you wrote about the controversial...

  • A short guidebook to all celebrities posting about the Israel-Gaza situation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 28, 2014 | 8:20 am

    Dear celebrities,

    You are people of high power. Having millions of fans and followers grants you the power to change the world with just 140 typed notes. You have more power than any political leader, as people devour your status updates, ready to follow your lead without asking...

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  • Rihanna, Dwight Howard and the trouble with tweeting #FreePalestine

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 15, 2014 | 2:07 pm

    Earlier today, the sultry chanteuse Rihanna, who is best known for seduction-via-pop-song, decided to make a serious political statement and tweeted “#FreePalestine.”

    Eight minutes later, according to TMZ, she deleted it. Nevermind the ridiculous explanation offered by “a source...

  • Rihanna tweets and deletes #FreePalestine: A new trend?

    July 15, 2014 | 10:47 am

    Another celeb has tweeted, then promptly deleted #FreePalestine.

    The tweet was on Rihanna's account for, wait for it....eight minutes!

    But in the age of screen captures, that was plenty of time for everyone to see it.

    This comes just a few days after NBA star Dwight Howard did the same thing, except he apologized.

    Rihanna has not yet commented on the tweet and delete.

  • Miley Cyrus to play Israel

    November 11, 2013 | 10:19 am

    Bust out the foam fingers, Israel! Yep, Miley Cyrus is coming to town.

    The large-tongued woman who got the term twerking into the Oxford Dictionary will perform in the Holy Land this summer, Channel 2 reports.

    The details are still thin, but it looks like the show will...

  • Rihanna’s Israeli controversy , a call from space, Movie Day and more…This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 28, 2013 | 12:21 pm

    Did Rihanna say “All I see is Palestine?”

    Haaretz.com claimed she did, in the middle of her performance in Tel-Aviv. The news spread quickly and even reached The Huffington Post, until The Times of Israel revealed the accusations aimed to the Israel-fan pop star were not true. 

    ...
  • In Israel’s local (re)elections, implications for the national scene

    October 23, 2013 | 9:56 am

    The international press may have paid less attention this time around, but Israel held its second set of elections within one year yesterday – this time voting for mayors and city councils.

    Israelis, for their part, seemed to share the rest of the world’s apathy for this ballot....

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 1, 2013 | 12:28 pm

    TLV-Eye?

    International company Freij Entertainment‬, which built the London Eye and the world's largest mobile rides in Hong Kong, New York, Paris and other cities, will build a gigantic Ferris Wheel at Tel-Aviv port, sometimes during 2014. The wheel will be 80 meters (263 feet)...

  • Victoria’s Secret, Medicated Flying, Jew Hating & Shabbat

    By Ilana Angel

    December 7, 2012 | 7:56 am

    I watched the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this week and can I just say, WOW.  These women really are spectacular looking and I watched in amazement as each one strutted her stuff.  I would like to live in a body for that for a day. By for a day of course I mean forever. 

    I...

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