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Steve Tisch Gives $10 Million to Tel Aviv University Film School

Oscar-winning producer Steve Tisch is donating $10 million to Tel Aviv University’s Department of Film and Television. The university is planning to expand the department into a full school, which will be named the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television. Filmmakers who have studied at Tel Aviv University‘s film department include Dror Moreh (The […]

Canada Israel Hockey School hits the ice in Vancouver

Half the kids are Jewish and half are Arabs but no one cares when they’re chasing the puck. Twenty kids from the Canada Israel Hockey School in Israel are in Vancouver for a week. The kids are here to learn more about the game they love. Read more at CBC.

Nation plays dress-up to celebrate Purim holiday

The Purim holiday was celebrated throughout Israel on Thursday (with the exception of Jerusalem), with costumes, parades, and the traditional reading of the scroll of Esther and gift-giving. In Israel, many cities throw parades to mark the festivities, while others celebrate with large meals with friends and copious amounts of alcohol. Read more at Times […]

Waze now alerts you to nearby child abductions

Waze is mostly meant to help you avoid traffic snarls and speed traps, but it’s now performing a valuable public service. Effective immediately, the navigation app will notify you about AMBER Alerts for abducted children wherever you’re driving. Stop for at least 10 seconds and you’ll get details for both the victims and any vehicles […]

Lauryn Hill to perform in Israel in May

American R&B and hip hop singer will play one concert at Rishon Lezion’s Live Park amphitheater, perform Fugees hits and Bob Marley classics. American R&B, soul and hip hop singer-songwriter Lauryn Hill will play one concert in Israel on May 7, at Rishon Lezion’s new Live Park amphitheater. She will perform her solo hits as […]

Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

As the popularity of cycling continues to increase across the world, Israel is working to develop cycling trails that make the country’s spectacular desert accessible to cyclists. The southern segment of the Israel Bike Trail was inaugurated on Feb. 24 and offers for the first time a unique, uninterrupted 8-day cycling experience after six years of planning […]