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The NBA off the Courts

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July 7, 2014
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NBA All-Star Dikembe Mutombo teams up with Israel’s Innovation: Africa to preform humanitarian work in his hometown.

Innovation: Africa (I:A) is a organization that works towards bringing solar powered energy to parts of Africa that are without power.

This week, Mutombo and eight other NBA players are set to travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo to power a hospital in Kanasha (Mutombo’s hometown). The power provided will ensure better health care with a wider span of surgery time, refrigerated medicines and vaccines for individuals in and around that area.

Accompanying them will be the head of Innovation: Africa, Sivan Ya’ari. “All the technology is developed in Israel, said Ya’ari. “With similar climates and natural resources, Israeli solar, water and agricultural technologies are a natural fit for African villages,” she said. “Our mission is to share the knowledge and expertise developed in Israel with people and communities that need it.”

Watch Innovation: Africa’s video below.

Innovation: Africa on the ground from Innovation: Africa on Vimeo.

Tony Bennett to Perform in Israel

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July 2, 2014
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Veteran American singer to give one concert in Tel Aviv on September 14.

After a 60-year musical career, Tony Bennett is finally coming to Israel. The 88-year-old American singer, known for his deep baritone voice, will give one show at Tel Aviv’s Charles Bronfman Auditorium on September 14.

Ticket prices begin at NIS 209 (about $61), depending on the seat’s location.

Bennett’s collaboration with Amy Winehouse

Bennett, who has won 17 Grammy awards and received numerous tributes for his work, has had some unforgettable collaborations with artists like Paul McCartney, Aretha Franklin, Amy WinehouseLady Gaga, Norah Jones and others.

In 2011, he celebrated his 85th birthday and released the album “Duets II,” making history as the oldest living artist to reach the Billboard Hot 100.

Bennett will arrive in Israel with his eternal hits, including “Steppin’ Out with My Baby,” “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “Because of You” and “Rags to Riches.”

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Too Hot to Handle: Israel’s Top Models to Watch

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June 30, 2014
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Whatever the Israelis are doing (or sadly not) to keep up their luscious locks, dark skin, thin figures, and incredible looks, it’s depressingly working!

Congratulations. Lucky for the rest of us, who are not Israeli, we can only dream… get fake tans, put in hair extensions, starve ourselves, and workout. It’s not fair. On the bright side, they are nice to look at.

To follow is a taste of Israel’s god-like breed from Israel21c’s hottest models to watch for.

Ladies, hold in there. Men, hold it in.

Israela Avtau 

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Noam Frost

 

Tahounia Rubel

 

Bar Paly

 

For more of the list click here: israel21c.org

 

Israel is about to get a Little More Crazy

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June 25, 2014
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CeeLo Green, the five time Grammy- Award winning singer and songwriter, is set to preform in Jerusalem’s Independence Park August 19. The musician is well known for his hit single “Crazy” preformed by Gnarles Barkley, and his statement piece “Forget/ F***you”.

When CeeLo isn’t writing, singing or cursing at his fans, he’s  teaching them how to sing on NBC’s “The Voice” with Christina Aguilara, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and on a special occasion, his Purrfect kitty. If CeeLo brought Purrfect to Israel, he would have no trouble fitting in to the sea of cats there.

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VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses guitarist Bumblefoot plays Hatikvah backstage

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June 23, 2014
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In the midst of a jamming session backstage in Las Vegas, Guns and Roses Guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal  started to play “Hatikvah” on his acoustic guitar.

Guns and Roses were last in Tel Aviv two years ago, where they played in front of 10,000 fans.

According to Times of Israel,

“After the 52-second acoustic rendition of the tune had ended, Thal pulled out his hamsa amulet, which he wore around his neck. The good-luck symbol was a present from Israel, he said, adding that he was “open to the possibility” that the amulet would bring him good fortune.”

“The power of ‘belief’ is something real. It’s a beautiful gift from a friend, and the kindness of this gift on its own is strength for the soul,” he said.

Read more at Times of Israel.

Celeb sightings: Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones in Israel

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June 23, 2014
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Spotted last Thursday: Michael Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta Jones celebrating their son’s bar mitzvah in the holy land.

The couple was seen in Jerusalem, where they toured the city, temple mount, and holy sites. After which, sources explain, Catherine Zeta Jones considered converting to Judaism. Can you blame her?

Read more at Times of Israel.